March 27th, 2013
In February Jim and his team mates Matt Randles, Andy Reeder Smith and Mark Evans headed for Kentucky to compete in the World Horshoeing Classic. This prestigious event held at Kentucky Horseshoeing School attracts teams from all over the world. This 3 day event test the skills in draft Shoeing and shoemaking.
On day one the [...]
April 6th, 2012
Hereford College of Technology specialist Rural Craft Centre hosted its national competition last weekend attracting over 140 blacksmiths and farriers from all over the UK to the Holme Lacy Campus, with some competitors travelling from as far away as Scotland and Devon to compete. Now in its eighteenth year the competition gives the ideal opportunity [...]
March 6th, 2012
On a cold and frosty Sunday morning the 4 apprentices of Forden Farriers also known as the “Fab Four” headed north to Middlewich to compete in the winter’s foremost competition held at BL Farrier supplies. It was a tough journey as the snow was falling heavily but when they arrived they were greeted by a [...]
January 6th, 2012
Jim Blurton has developed his range of horseshoes to incorporate the new lateral extension hind shoe.
This shoe is manufactured to the highest standards and continues to push the boundaries for readymade specialist shoes. The shoes have individual Pitch for each nail hole as well as being safed off in the toe and seated out. Side [...]
August 22nd, 2011
It has been a sizzling summer for the team at Forden Farriers. Jim Blurton has hosted a number of small clinics at the forge along with doing a number of clinics around the UK on behalf of Stromsholm which have been hugely successful. In between this he has been passing on his wealth of knowledge [...]