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





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

 All shoes are to be punched for an appropriate Liberty Nails

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.  The Novice class will be provided Kerckhaert Dura shoes

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



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
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...









AFA Pre-Certification Clinics 

We will be hosting several AFA Pre-Certification clinics starting in 2019 If you are interested in attending please contact 336-407-1081 Dates TBD.