April 15, 2017

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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March 15, 2017

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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February 20, 2017

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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February 1, 2017

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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November 4, 2016

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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October 25, 2016

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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October 12, 2016

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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October 12, 2016

Stevie Fisher Charity Workshop

On 11th November 2016, Jim Blurton, a world leading farrier and designer of horseshoes and specialist tools, will be running a specialist farrier clinic. The clinic was auctioned off in aid of the Steve Fisher Charity. The Steve Fisher Charity was set up to raise vital funds for Stevie Fisher, a fellow farrier, who in August 2014 suffered a brain stem stroke, followed by a lung infection leading to pneumonia. Following a testing few weeks where Stevie was put in a coma to allow his lungs to recover, he was brought round, however he now faced the new challenge. Stevie now suffers from locked in syndrome; his brain function being

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October 5, 2016

Jim Blurton Farrier Clinics

Jim Blurton, a third generation farrier with world recognised expertise, regularly holds farrier clinics in the UK and locations worldwide. Jim has recently held a clinic in Portugal (October 2016), working with international distributing partners, providing instruction to local farriers as well as showcasing the expert range of tools and horseshoes developed by Jim Blurton. The clinic covered a number of topics from selecting the correct shoe for each horse and the different conditions they can treat, through to the shoeing process with the recommended tools. On 28th/ 29th November 2016, Jim will be leading a specialist clinic in Norway, focusing on the heart bar shoe, the exclusive design developed

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September 23, 2016

Jim Blurton Nails Olympic Farriering Legacy

Following Jim’s return from the Rio 2016 Olympics where he headed up the farrier team based at the Equestrian Olympic Centre, playing a vital role in providing general, emergency and specialist farrier services to the team farriers, Jim is now on a mission to establish a legacy for future Olympics. Jim Blurton was supported by an all-UK team including Ben Benson – Jim’s rright-handman, Emma Cornish, Ed Dailly, Craig D’Arcy and Dean Bland, with Ben taking on the role of Lead Farrier for the Paralympic Games. With over 40 years’ experience, Jim has long been recognised as a world-leader in creating farrier tools and innovative horseshoe designs, including the Jim Blurton heart bar shoe

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