Venue – De Postwagen, Tolbert, Netherlands.

Dates – 11th to 13th April 2019.

An event that combines the link between knowledge sharing, knowledge transfer and practical application with an international horseshoeing competition.

The event centres on:

  • Presentations of the latest scientific studies in our field
  • One of the largest international horseshoeing competitions in the world
  • Farriers share their experiences and studies with all visitors
  • A pleasant get-together with a rocking evening programme

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Hotels are available in the surroundings of Tolbert.

Contact a hotel directly in order to book a room and mention The Werkman Spring Games for a special price.

The traditional Werkman Spring Games comprise a quality programme with lectures by people who are well known in the world of hoof care, among whom:

  • Hans Castelijns
  • Jenny Hagen
  • Steve Kraus
  • Jonathan Nunn
  • Thilo Pfau
  • Ronald Aalders
  • Stephanie vd Kamp/Werkman
  • Mark Watson
  • Andrea Dubé

In addition to the lectures, there will be stands where demonstrations of various products will be given. Visitors will also have the opportunity to try out products themselves. Live music every evening will provide entertainment in addition to content. Therefore ensuring an unforgettable time for you and your fellow farriers.

Lectures are set up in a way that you can actually take something useful home and then re-use it in practice. Besides gaining knowledge through attending lectures of various speakers, there will be round-table discussions during which knowledge is shared by discussing the subjects of previous lectures.


The competition part of the Spring Games has become one of the largest competitions in the world. Farriers come from all over the world to take part.


  1. Three categories; Novice, Intermediate and Open
  2. Including access to all lectures
  3. Visit the marketplace to meet suppliers of various tools
  4. Including lunch and dinner as well as a swinging evening programme on all days
Judges 2019

Open Class 
Jesper Eriksson & Derek Gardner

Intermediate & Novice Class
Paul Duddy & Tobias Villsen

DOWNLOAD the Spring Games 2019 Specimen Shoes for NOVICE & INTERMEDIATE