NO HOOF, NO HORSE
FARRIERY COMPETITION | HEALTH FORUM
12, 13, 14 April 2024
Dargans Equestrian Club, Lvdao site
Chengdu, Sichuan, China
Equine Health specialists
ESSENTIAL FOR THE HORSES' HEALTH
THE ART OF FARRIERY
THOUSANDS OF YEARS AGO
Blacksmithing is the art of mastering metal in order to create objects. Farriers are blacksmiths dedicated to the horses. Farriery requires knowledge and skills to provide proper equine hoof care. Hoof care is essential for the horses' health because "No hoof, no horse". Farriers will study the anatomy of the horse, its morphology, pathologies, physiological needs and what is expectated of him in order to maintain the health, treat diseases or prevent from injuries with the adequate trimming and shoeing.
With thousands years of history, farriery has been a valued profession worldwide. The European farriery evolved along the domestication and use of horses, with major events from the Roman Empire to the Industrialisation era (19th Century). Nowadays, the horses are used for leisure and are considered as sport athlete. With regards to the sport and the new technologies, the profession as well as the whole equestrian industry continue to progress.
Friday 12th April
HEALTH FORUM DAY
The meeting of sciences and field practice
From conferences to demonstration, this day is dedicated to the horse's health with national and international speakers presenting common injuries and pathologies of the sport horses. The cooperation of the specialists from 4 fields (farriery, veterinary, osteopathy and dentistry) is a valuable holistic approach to deeply understand the horse in order to improve its health.
Released by 1st January 2024:
Guest speakers list & Programme of the conferences
Due to limited space, reservation is highly suggested
Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th April
COMPETITION & FAMILY ACTIVITIES
9:00 to 11:00 - Forge Class
Creation of horse shoes from plain steel bars
13:00 to 15:00 - Therapeutic Forge Class
Creation of special horse shoes from plain steel bars
16:00 to 17:30 - Shoeing Class
Trimming and shoeing horses with mecanical shoes
9:00 to 11:00 - Eagle Eye Class
In this class, farriers have only 1 minute to study the model-shoe to then recreate it from memory.
15:00 to 17:00 - Grand Shoeing Finale
Trimming and shoeing with forged shoes made from plain iron bars
At Kiji Consulting, we have strived to share our knowledge through an holistic approach for your profession to be recognised at its deserved rank.
This competition is and must remain a friendly and pedagogical event, an opportunity for each of you to assess of your current knowledge and skills. Because sciences, technologies and our comprehension of horses constantly progress, we shall continue to learn and share.
To ensure that this event is safe for you as well as for the horse, and to implement a homogeneous level amongts the competitors, farriers wishing to take part in the competition are required to fill the application process. Based on the requirements you will find below, the jury will select 20 farriers to compete.
The applications will not be released publically. Kiji Team is here to assist and support you throughout the application process, the training period and of course during and after the competition.
We look forward to see hammers hitting anvils, good luck to everyone!
THE GRAND JURY
Nicolas Guilliot, Jury President France
Geoffrey Petit, Juge, France
Yangming Chen, Judge, China
Man Hu, Judge, China
Bai Jin Sheng, Judge, China
9:00 - 11:00 Forge Class
Create 2 shoes from plain steel 25x8mm:
1 clip fullered front
1 clip stamped back
13:00 - 15:00 Therapeutic Forge Class
Create 2 asymetrical shoes from plain steel 25x8mm:
1 clip covered toe front
1 massellotte covered outside branch back
16:00 - 17:30 Shoeing Class
Trimming and shoeing from mecanical shoes (Diagonal Front + Back)
9:00 - 11:00 Eagle Eye
Reproduce a shoe based on a quoted model. From plain steel 25x8mm
1 minute to observe
30 minutes to rest
1 heure et 29 minutes to create
15:00 - 17:00 Grande Shoeing Finale with forged shoes
Trimming and shoeing from plain steel 25x8mm (Diagonal Front + Back)
Important notice :
288rmb participation fee per participant
The ticket to the forum is offered to all participants and their apprentice (1 apprentice per person)
The venue is opened to public and free to attend on Saturday and Sunday
Accommodation is not included
Food & resfreshment are not included
Farriers must compete with their own tools including forge and anvil
To propose a show with an homogenous level and to preserve the mental and physical health of the horses, we will select the 20 best farriers.
How to apply
Official registration from 1st to 15th February 2024
Take a picture of your work: shoeing from front (zoom to see the shoeing from close)
Take a picture of your work: picture of the shoeing from side
Record a video of your forged shoe made from iron bar according to the given dimensions and requirements
Fill the registration form -- click here
If you encounter some trouble please directly contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Don’t forget to write your full name and wechat contact information
You will be notified by March 1st 2024, it will give you another 6 weeks to practice
How to be selected
After the annoucement of the competition the Organisational Committee and the Jury will publish the tutorial videos to answer both the pedagogical and technical aspect of the event. All the participants are strongly advised to practice based on the given advices and requirements.
Find all the videos and tips on:
Xiao hong Shu @kijiconsulting
Rigorous practice and excellence are the key to be selected to compete.
How to win
Practice the given exercises at home.
Study the horse and its biomecanics.
Ask for advices
Equipment and tools will be the rewards for all the classes. The final class will determinate the winner of the whole competition. Do remember, a farriery competition is not all about winning. It’s also about evaluating one’s level, learning about each other and improvement.
Good luck !
Farriers, if you have any question regarding the classes or the application process please contact
Mister Chen Yangming 18565165054 (wechat number)
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First farriery competition organised in China with an international jury and teams, the main goal is about pedagogy and studying. Every year we offer training dedicated to local farriers to share anatomical, biomecanical and practical knowledge. The related case studies are discussed with farriers, osteopaths and dentists.
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