The Jim Blurton Barshoes & Tools Team will be participating at the World Horseshoeing Classic Championship in February 2018, in Kentucky, USA.

Taking place from 21st – 24th February 2018, it is one of the biggest events in the Farrier industry’s competition calendar. The Jim Blurton Barshoes & Tools Team are already preparing for the competition and will be fighting for the title of World Champions.

Jim Blurton won the title of individual World Champion at Calgary in July 2005, and has since led the team to numerous victories, something that has cemented his reputation as an international farrier expert, as well as recognition for his range of specialist tools and horseshoes, used worldwide.

Billed as  ‘3 days, 18 teams, 72 farriers, one prize – World Champions, $10,000’ by the hosts – the competition will be highly contested with highly experienced farriers from around the world already confirmed.

The team will compete in 3 different areas – draft shoes, hunter shoes and roadster shoes – with each member of the team being scored individually throughout the 3 day event – contributing to the final team score.

The Team Blurton Barshoes will be represented by:

  • Andy Reader-Smith
  • Iain Allison
  • Matt Randles
  • Gavin Golby

The Jim Blurton Barshoes & Tools have previously competed at the World Horseshoeing Classic Championship in previous years, successfully taking first place on a number of occasions, so the team have high expectations of the event.

Jim Blurton said:

‘We’re looking forward to the competition in February, with preparations for the competition well underway. The World Horseshoeing Classic is always great opportunity to showcase our expertise in front of a world-wide audience, meet with other industry experts and discuss industry updates.’