Katie Groes Qualifies with Distinction

Kate Groes who has been a member of our team for over 4 years has recently gained her diploma from the Worshipful Company of Farriers. Passing her exams with distinction Kate narrowly missed out on the top apprentice prize finishing the second highest scoring apprentice in the country.

Kate gained an overall distinction in her Diploma gaining an Honours pass in the Theoretical aspect of her exam.

Originally from Devon, Kate has spent the last four years learning under the watchful eye of Jim Blurton and other members of the Forden Farrier Team. During her time as an apprentice Kate was successful in many competitions and in 2009 won the prestigious Herefordshire Master and Apprentice competition. She narrowly missed out by 0.1 of a point to regain this title in 2010.

During her apprentice ship Kate has also found time to “forge” a TV career staring alongside Jim in an episode of Fishlock on Wales.

Kate will now join the Forden Farriers team as a full time farrier and the skills and knowledge she has gleaned will be available for our clients.


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