WORLD RENOWNED MASTER FARRIERS
We have partnered with a team of Olympic level master farriers that are highly respected globally and responsible for shoeing some of the
world’s leading competition horses. The farrier team will be tripping in to our center to offer our clients
world class farriery and remedial shoeing services.
HALL OF FAME
Following graduation with the Worshipful Company of Farriers in 1983, Haydn went on to develop a farriery business specialising in
shoeing performance horses. With a particular interest in equine lameness the practice developed a specialist Equine Referral Centre.
With his interest in locomotion, in 2004 Haydn developed the Equinalysis Gait Analysis system, now used by World Class Performance.
Haydn is Consultant Farrier to the British Equestrian Federation and Team Farrier to the British Dressage and Show Jumping Teams. As
co-author of ‘Shoeing for Performance’ in 1986, it gave an opportunity to explain some of the more basic concepts of shoeing criteria
along with some misconceptions in current shoeing treatment procedures. Haydn is a regular contributor to publications and research
programmes, he also lectures internationally within Europe, America and Mexico.
HALL OF FAME
Jim Blurton set up Forden Farriers in 1980 and since this time has established a Farrier practice that is dedicated to improving farrier
skills worldwide, through dedicated apprenticeships at its welsh-based premises and operating hands-on teaching clinics across the
globe. Based just outside Welshpool, Jim and his team continue to shoe a mixture of elite competition horses and racehorses as well as
pleasure horses and ponies.
Over the past 40 years over 40 apprentices have learnt their trade with Forden Farriers, many of them going on to compete internationally.
Today, Forden Farriers is a team of ten and covers an area from Cheshire down to Gloucester. The team shoe for some of the
countries most prestigious and successful Eventing, Show Jumping and Dressage yards.
Research and development for Jim Blurton’s growing range of specialist horseshoes and farrier tools takes place at Forden Farriers.
Working with local vets Jim Blurton continues to trial and test new horseshoe innovations, to address specific equine ailments.