A number of Myerscough College Farriery students were recognised for more than four years of hard work during the industry’s recent national registration ceremony.
The Worshipful Company of Farriers and the Farriers Registration Council recently presented diplomas to newly qualified apprentices from across the country at a ceremony held at the Apothecaries’ Hall in the City of London.
They can all now use the prestigious ‘DipWCF’ after their names, and officially work as a practicing qualified farrier.
All the students had to go through a vigorous advanced training programme, taking more than four years to complete, with their final exams, which determined if they qualified or not, taking place a few months ago.
Representatives from the Court of the Worshipful Company of Farriers, the Farriers Registration Council, the British Farriers and Blacksmiths Association, the Colleges, and the Company’s Examinations Board were also present at the prestigious ceremony.
It’s always great to see our young farriers graduate and also celebrate with their proud partners and parents. We hope to see them in the future and wish them every success.
Farriery, or the shoeing of horses, is an ancient craft. A farrier is a skilled craftsperson, capable of making shoes to suit all types of horse and their working conditions. Modern farriers must have knowledge of the anatomy of horses’ feet and legs, be able to work alongside vets, manage and handle horses, understand and meet the needs of clients and successfully run their own business.