Featured product – Jim Blurton Combo Buffer/ Clenchgroover

The featured product of the week is the brand new Jim Blurton Combo Buffer/ Clenchgroover, officially launched in 2017. An updated version of the original Jim Blurton design – the buffer/ clench groover is designed to last, withstanding the wear and tear of everyday Jim Blurton is a world champion farrier with over 40 years’ experience in the industry, widely recognised as a market leader in the crafting of functional, high-quality horseshoes and farrier tools. These high-quality horseshoes and farrier tools are used across the globe by farriers and horse owners who are dedicated to horse welfare whilst maximising equine performance. The newly introduced buffer/ clench groover is available as part

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Featured product – Jim Blurton Buffer

This week’s featured product at Jim Blurton is the brand new Jim Blurton Buffer, which launched in 2017. Jim is a world champion farrier with over 40 years’ experience and is widely acknowledged as a market leader in the design, manufacture, and distribution of functional, high-quality specialist horseshoes and farrier tools, used across the globe by farriers and horse owners. The newly introduced Buffer has been developed in-house at Jim’s forge in Mid Wales as part of the Jim Blurton professional farrier tools range. The new range of Elite clench cutters and undercutters takes Jim Blurton’s tools to a new level of design, function and quality. The product has been tested by leading farriers

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Farriery Focus Weekend

Jim Blurton Exhibiting at Farriery Focus Weekend  The annual Farriery Focus Weekend takes place this weekend, held at the Forge, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, combined with the 38th International Team Horseshoeing Championship. Taking place across Saturday 23rd September and 24th September 2017, the event includes a trade exhibition featuring internationally recognised equine product stockists including Jim Blurton (find us on the Stromsholm Farrier Supplies stand), as well as lectures and the highly competitive International Horseshoeing Championship. Jim Blurton Farrier Tools and Specialist Horsehoes Exhibiting. The Jim Blurton range will be available on the weekend, with experts available to provide how to get the most from Jim Blurton’s range of specialist horseshoes and farrier

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Specialist Equine Podiatry Service Launched

Jim Blurton has been providing guidance on remedial horseshoeing for over 40 years in the UK and further afield, in addition to creating a complete range of farrier tools – designed and tested by him and his team at the forge in Mid Wales. Jim has now expanded his services with the launch of an international specialist equine podiatry service. Tailored Farrier Management and Training Services Jim Blurton is recognised as a world expert in remedial horseshoeing (designing a specialist range of shoes in addition to hosting workshops worldwide on the topic). This expertise is now available worldwide, with the following services available; The analysis of horse conformation and movement; Equine podiatry

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Kentucky World Horseshoeing Classic 2017

The World Horseshoeing Classic 2017 took place at the Kentucky Horseshoeing School in Richmond, Kentucky on 1st – 4th March 2017. Expert farrier Jim Blurton was delighted to sponsor a team at the prestigious competition. Team Blurton Barshoes finished 4th overall against 15 teams from around the world, with Team GB taking the top title in a nail-biting final. Team Blurton Barshoes Team Blurton Barshoes was made up of Jonathan Nunn, Gavin Golby, Andrew Reader-Smith and Liam Collins, who competed in 3 categories during the 3-day competition including Roadsters, Draft and Hunters – with 3 top 5 places.  Kentucky World Horsehoeing Classic 2017 results for Team Blurton Barshoes Roadsters – second place;Draft –

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Werkman Spring Games 2017

Jim Blurton is delighted to be attending the Werkman Spring Games 2017 in Tolbert, Holland from Thursday 20th April to Saturday 22nd April 2017. The Jim Blurton team will be attending the international exhibition, showcasing the full range of specialist farrier tools and remedial horseshoes available from our farrier experts. Billed as an event like ‘no other event in the farrier world that combines knowledge sharing, transfer and a practical application with a forging competition to such a degree as the Werkman Spring Games’, it attracts farriers, equine experts and industry specialists from around the world. Werkman Spring Games Programme The traditional Werkman Spring Games has a packed schedule featuring lectures on the latest

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International Hoof Care Summit 2017 Review

Jim Blurton Specialist Remedial Horseshoes and Farrier Tools recently attended the International Hoof Care Summit in Cincinatti, Ohio – taking place over 4 days between Tuesday 24th January and Friday 27th January 2017. The Jim Blurton team display the complete range of shoes and tools available, as well as working with recognised farrier brands from around the world including Victory, Delta, Mustad, Wellshod and Amarillo. International Hoof Care Summit 2017 Attending by over 1000 farriers from around the United States, Europe, Australia and New Zealand, the 14th International Hoof Care Summit was hugely successful.  offered 8 general discussions, 15 hoof care classes and endless networking opportunities throughout the event. The team

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Christmas Gift Ideas for Horse Lovers & Farriers

Are you on the hunt for Christmas gift ideas for horse lovers and farriers – loved ones with practical tastes and not just any gift will do? Our Online Shop has the complete range of Jim Blurton farrier tools and specialist horseshoes – ensuring you will be able to find the perfect Christmas gifts for farriers and horse lovers alike. Looking for stocking fillers or accessories – the range of Jim Blurton belt buckles or accessories may be just what you want. If you are looking for a practical but stylish way to store all of your farrier tools in the workshop and on the road – why not take

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Team Jim Blurton win YFEDA Four Man Team World Championships 2016

The Jim Blurton Barshoes & Tools Team recently competed at the YFEDA Four Man Team World Championships 2016, placing first in the competition and being declared the 2016 winners with a number of the team’s competitors also ranking individually. The Yorkshire Farriers Education & Demonstration Association takes place at the Great Yorkshire Show each year and is well attended by the Farriers from throughout the UK. The show is also an important meet up for farriers. This year the Jim Blurton Barshoes & Tools Team was represented by Andy Reider-Smith, Gavin Galby, Matt Randles and Jonathan Nunn. A world recognised farrier, with over 40 years of competitive experience, Jim Blurton was

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YFEDA World Championships October 2016

Following the Jim Blurton Barshoes & Tools Team’s success at the Royal Bath & West Show in June 2016, Jim Blurton, an internationally recognised farrier and horseshoe expert, will be attending the Yorkshire Farriers Education & Demonstration Association – YFEDA World Championship on 21st-23rd October 2016. The four man team will be made up of Andy Reider-Smith, Gavin Galby, Matt Randles and Jim Blurton. At the competition the team will be competing in a number of categories including Class 1 Hunter Shoeing and the Class 3 Jim Blurton Bar Shoe Challenge – a product developed by Jim throughout his years of experience. Jim has been entered as a wild card, due to

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