Scottish Branch Competition

21st - 23rd March, 2019

Sponsored by Handmade Shoes Scotland
BFBA Scottish Branch

Thursday, 21st March 2019
Main Arena
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01 - Shoeing & Shoemaking Team Event

Shoemaking Team Event: Four shoes to be made as per judges specimens. Each person must make one shoe each. Shoes to follow on Forge & Farrier. Time allowed: 1 hour 30 minutes. Shoeing Team Event: Shoe the front feet with toe clipped. 3/4 Fullered Straight Bars. Shoe the hind feet with toe clipped. 3/4 Fulled Calk and Wedge Roadsters. Coal Fires. Time allowed: 2 hours 20 minutes. Rules: Open to Registered Farriers. Each team member to make a shoe, trim, fit, nail and clench one foot. Only one team member can work on a horse at a time. Competitors can only enter once. Open to the first 12 teams entered. No points will be awarded towards the Overall Championship. Judges: Gary Darlow AFCL, Derek Gardner A.W.C.F, Gareth Thomas D.W.C.F & Sam Brennan D.W.C.F.

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Friday, 22nd March 2019
Main Arena
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02 - Apprentice Gas Forging

Make two shoes. One ¾ fullered barshoe out of ¾” x 3/8”, to measure 5 ¼” x 5 ½” to suit e5. Also make one plain stamp shoe with one clip out Of 12 1/2” of 3/4” x 3/8” to suit e5 mustad. (as per drawings) No striker. No top tools & no cutting. Time limit: 45 minutes.

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03 - Open Gas Forging

Make two shoes. As per judges. (drawings will be posted on forge & farrier). Time limit: 45 minutes. Note - apprentices may enter only 1 of the gas forging classes. However those apprentices entering the open gas forging class will Earn no points towards the apprentice championship.

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04 - 1st & 2nd Year Apprentice Class

Make 2 shoes, one front and one hind. Both to have upright heels. Front toe clip - 6 nails. Hind with side clips - 6 nails. Front 12 1/2” and hind 12 1/2” both to be made from 3/4 x 7/16 concave stock. (Hammer clipped) No bob punches (Open to all unqualified farriers). No striker. (Please note gas forges). Time limit: 40 minutes.

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05 - 3rd & 4th Year Apprentice Class

As 1st & 2nd year class but front 12 1/2” and hind 13” ( hind to be heel & feather). (Hammer clipped) No bob punches. No striker. Time limit: 40 minutes.

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06 - Open Shoeing Class

Shoe the diagonal feet of a horse. Front feet to hunter style - sloping heels - from concave metal. Hind feet to be caulk and wedge with side clips made from material suitable for horse. No striker. Note - entries restricted to first 50 competitor entries received. (Please note coal forges). Time limit: 65 minutes.

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07 - Intermediate Shoeing

Open to those farriers who have never won a 1st or 2nd in a shoeing competition. To shoe one foot of a horse hunter style and make one concave caulk & wedge shoe (specimen as per judge). No striker. (No points awarded towards championship). (Please note coal forges). Please note - if you enter this class you cannot enter the open shoeing class. Time limit: 65 minutes.

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101 - Apprentice Gas Forging

Make two shoes. One ¾ fullered barshoe out of ¾” x 3/8”, to measure 5 ¼” x 5 ½” to suit e5. Also make one plain stamp shoe with one clip out Of 12 1/2” of 3/4” x 3/8” to suit e5 mustad. (as per drawings) No striker. No top tools & no cutting. Time limit: 45 minutes.

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102

102 - 3rd & 4th Year Apprentice Class

As 1st & 2nd year class but front 12 1/2” and hind 13” ( hind to be heel & feather). (Hammer clipped) No bob punches. No striker. Time limit: 40 minutes.

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Saturday, 23rd March 2019
Main Arena
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08 - Two Person Roadster Shoeing

Shoe a side of a horse. Front 3/4 fullered, toe clip. Hind plain stamped calk and wedge. Toe clip. (Contestants can only enter once.) (First 24 teams entered only). (Please note coal forges). Time limit: 1 hour.

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09 - Two Person Apprentice Shoemaking Contest

Make two shoes. As per judges specimens. (Drawings will be posted on forge & farrier). (Please note gas fires) - (contestants can only enter once). Time limit: 45 minutes.

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10 - Two Person Open Shoemaking

Make three shoes. As per judges specimens (drawings will be posted on forge & farrier). (Please note gas fires). (Contestants can only enter once). (Qualified farriers only). Time limit: 50 minutes.

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11 - Eagle Eye

Each competitor is allowed 10 seconds to look at the foot then is required to forge a shoe, of judges choice. No striker. Class split into open & apprentice. Time limit: TBC.

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