Well done to the My Farrier NZ Team, who did a super job at the Australian Nationals held at the Brisbane EKKA last week (August 2012).
The team came home full of smiles and having had a fantastic time at the competition. The effort put in training and learning delivered the results and holds them in good stead for the upcoming NZ competition circuit starting in Gladstone on September 15th 2012.
(Marcel Veart-Smith to the Right of the photo)
The Results were:
1st - Mail In Shoe Competition
4th - Open Shoeing
4th - Open Forging
4th - Open Blacksmithing
5th - Open Judges Choice
4th - Intermediate Forging
2nd - Novice Judges Choice
3rd - Novice Blacksmithing
3rd - Novice Shoeing
The team then headed to the GC for some much needed relaxation and fun for a day, seeing the sights of the coast and soaking in the rays of sunshine.
Well done team My Farrier NZ!!
Bruce & Stewart are throwing themselves into the deep end to compete against the big boys in Australia and hopefully beat them on their home turf at the Australian Nationals during August this year. The event is held in Brisbane at the Royal Queensland Show - EKKA.
To raise funds they are going to hand make hoofpicks & tack hooks from horse shoes, these are very flash, made with love and enthusiasm and can have your initials stamped into the works of art.
Each one ONLY costs $20 and will go towards the apprentices flights, accomodation and entry fees. The total amount require to raise is $3000 (THATS ONLY 150 HOOF PICKS!)
So come on support the Lads in their quest to better their education, skills and knowledge by gaining the experience of a lifetime and competing in this presitigous event!
Pick ups are from the Dairy Flat forge workshop on Saturday mornings.
JOIN IN AND TELL YOUR FRIENDS TODAY!!! DON'T MISS OUT ON YOUR PERSONALISED HOOF PICK OR TACK HOOK!
National Final Farriers Competition - Marcel a Winner:
Attending the National Farriers competition in Fielding at the local A&P show, Marcel came home winner of the National High Points Overall and Machine Made, with placings in many other classes. The overall High Points is the points gathered over the shows during the season and most importantly at the National show itself. For Marcel it was quite an honor to come home with the shield and having his name up there with mentors such at Pat Schimanski, Jim Bryant and Rodney King.
The Machine made was an important competition to Marcel as it represents the "Every Day Job" and shows what a great standard this is completed at.
Now is time to reflect and think about the future of My Farrier NZ. With the drums beating that there is a strong chance of a scholarship to the amazing Rood & Riddle Equine Clinic in Kentucky next year alongside Vet Neil Houston from Veterinary Associates.