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Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Worshipful Company of Farriers Announces Hoof Trimming Conference

"Trimming For Soundness" will be the title of a conference launched today by the Worshipful Company of Farriers in Great Britain. The conference will be held on April 26, 2007 at The Royal Showground, in Stoneleigh, near Coventry, Warwickshire and will presumably be open to all professionals involved in servicing the equine foot.

The preliminary program includes these speakers and topics:
Introduction by Carl Bettison AWCF (Hons), Chairman, WCF Craft Committee
Understanding Hoof Horn John Reilly BSc(Hons) BVSc PhD MRCVS
Anatomy & Function of the Hoof Relative to Trimming Chris Colles BvetMed PhD HonFWCF MRCVS
The Role of the Digital Cushion & Lateral Cartilages Matthew Jackson Dip WCF UKNHCP AP FI
Achieving Performance without Shoes Sarah Braithwaite AANHCP CP FI UKNHCP FI
Training the Thoroughbred Barefoot Simon Earle Racehorse Trainer
Trimming The Donkey Colin Goldsworthy RSS The Donkey Sanctuary
Paddock Paradise Nicola Barker AANHCP FI UKNHCP CP FI
Trimming For Performance David Nichols AWCF SNBF

Please Register by Friday, April 20, 2007.

If you live in the UK, you can send a check for £60 (British pounds) (fee includes lunch) made out to The Worshipful Company of Farriers.

Mail to: Craft Secretary WCF, Sheridan House, Keinton Mandeville, Somerton, Somerset, TA11 6DX, United Kingdom.

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