NCHA Events & Workshops

The North Carolina Horseshoers Association hosts, sponsors, and attends events across the Southeast. Join NCHA at any of our upcoming events or contact NCHA for more information.


Upcoming Events

September 15th - Farrier Clinic - 9:00am
Clinician: Joel Hunt  
Blowing Rock Equestrian Preserve      
1500 Laurel Lane      

Blowing Rock, NC  28605

 

       

Joel Hunt is a AFA Certified Journeyman Farrier & Tester.

This clinic will be basic fundamental, tips of horse shoeing & use of tools. 
Great clinic for anyone interested in shoeing horses, wanting to apprentice 
and experienced farriers. Lunch will be provided.

We hope to see you there.

   

 

 

NCHA Presents:  First Annual Danny Ward Memorial Contest and Clinic at Virginia Tech.

Contest November 9, 2018 8:00AM

Clinic November 10, 2018 9:00AM

Judges/Clinicians:  Dusty Franklin and Joey Hite

Alphin-Stuart Arena    
at Virginia Tech        
500 Plantation Road      
Blacksburg, VA 24061

 

Class 1:  8:30-10:30

Team of 4 Farriers will shoe a saddle horse with appropriate concave section.

Fronts: to be Toe clipped, Hunter Fit

Hinds: to be Quarter clipped, Pleasure Fit

 

Class 2:  12:00-2:00

Team of 4 Farriers will shoe a Saddle Horse with appropriate 3/4 Fullered section.

Fronts: to be Toe Clipped, Pleasure Fit

Hinds: to be Quarter Clipped, Pleasure Fit

 

Class 3:  3:00-5:30

The Top 5 teams (combined team score from classes 1 & 2) will  shoe a Draft Horse with appropriate 3/4 fullered section

Fronts: to be Toe Clipped, Agricultural Heels

Hinds:  to be Toe Clipped, Agricultural Heels

 Entry Fee $800 per team. Guaranteed 2 Rounds; Top 5 Teams will progress to 3rd Round.

 

Novice Division (less than 3 Years Farrier Experience).Novice Entry Fee $150

Using the supplied shoes, complete all modifications required for the AFA Certified Farrier Shoe Board. Patterns will be provided.  

Provide your own pad/pads and traction devices.

5/16” X 3/4” will be provided for bar shoe.

Entries Limited!!  Only TEN teams will be accepted. Call now to reserve your spot. Registration closes October 9th

 

Call: Andy Henderson 919-812-0701

 Rules

 

Abusive language or cruelty to animals will not be tolerated. No alcoholic beverages allowed on contest grounds. Offenders will be disqualified.

Each team is allowed 1 forge, 1 anvil and 1 vise. No cross ties will be provided. Horse must be held by a team member at all times.  Each team member must complete one foot (trim, forge shoe, nail and finish) striking is permitted. All four feet must be completed to be judged.

 Prizes:  Winning team members will receive a trophy buckle. Top 3 teams will receive a monitory award.

 Blacksmith class: Bring a handmade item to donate to our auction. Winner will receive $100.

 Thank you to FPD and Bay Horse Innovations and NC Tool for your Sponsorship 

 

The Host Hotel info:

Hilton Garden Inn
900 Plantation Rd.,
Blacksburg VA 24060
540-552-5005
http://hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/virginia/hilton-garden-
inn-blacksburg-BCBGIGI/index.html
Use promotional code “NCHA” to get the discounted rate 
($119/night). Rate good for Thursday, Friday and Saturday night stays.
Reservations must be made by October 10th to get the reduced rate. 

The awards presentation, auction and raffle will be held in the host 
hotel conference room at 7:00 Saturday evening November 10th.

Live Shoeing Competition, Vendors, Concessions, Auction & more...