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 – third place;
Hunters – 4th place.

Preparations for the world recognised competition began in late 2016, following a successful year for the Jim Blurton team at the YFEDA Four Man Team World Championships in October 2016 and the Royal Bath & West Show in June 2017. 

The team was supported throughout their training by worldwide farriery expert Jim Blurton and his team, with additional support and sponsorship provided by Silverback Chaps – providing the team with branded lightweight chaps and workwear. 

The event provided the perfect opportunity to showcase the expert range of Jim Blurton Specialist Horseshoes and Farrier Tools, as well as giving the team the chance to see some of the world’s top farriers at work.

World Horseshoeing Classic 2018

Following the success of the World Horseshoeing Classic 2017, the next event is already being planned, due to take place on 21st – 24th February 2018 at the Kentucky Horseshoeing School.

The team from Jim Blurton Specialist Horseshoes and Farrier Tools will next be exhibiting at the Werkman Games in Tolbert, Holland on from Thursday 2oth April to Saturday 22nd April 2017. The international exhibition attracts visitors from around the globe, promising to be ‘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’.

If you would like to know more about Jim Blurton’s Specialist Horseshoes and Farrier Tools, or to find out about any upcoming workshops, demonstrations and exhibitions, why not get in touch – email 01938 580222 or email