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BFBA FOCUS on Hoofcare Event

BFBA FOCUS on hoofcare event set to be largest of its kind and we are thrilled Dr David Marlin will be there.

The BFBA Focus event will take place 30th and 31st October 2021 at the Blackdown Halls in Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire.

The British Farriers and Blacksmiths Association (BFBA) annual ‘Focus’ event will take place over the weekend of 30th and 31st October 2021 at the Blackdown Halls in Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire.

Dr David Marlin will be speaking at the event at the following times:


  • Saturday 30th October at 2.45pm topic: “How relevant is science to farriers?” 
  • Sunday 31st October at 12.30pm topic “Technology for farriers; a distraction or a useful addition to services?”


The Focus event features two days of lectures and demonstrations from world class clinicians, alongside boasting an equally impressive marketplace with all the leading manufacturers and suppliers.  

The lecture programme welcomes highly regarded clinicians, renowned in their respective fields, and includes Dr David Marlin, Suzanne Rogers and Jo White (Human Behaviour Change for Animals), Simon Moore FWCF, Wayne Preece FWCF, Mark Johnson DipWCF and Jeff Newnham DipWCF.

  • Are you passionate about hoof anatomy, foot balance or the application of science in farriery? 
  • Would you like to explore (perhaps debate) the relationship between barefoot and farriery? 
  • Could you gain a better understanding of relationships with clients? 
  • Or perhaps you would like to work with clients to provide a safer working environment for everyone? 

Throughout the day the marketplace will showcase the products on offer for the hoofcare professional. Live demonstrations will provide practical solutions to every day issues and the BFBA Home International farriery competition will provide exciting viewing in hotly contested classes between some of the UK’s most competitive farriers. On site catering and refreshments will provide an interactive social area to catch up with friends and colleagues, and provide a great chance for additional networking. 

Craig D’Arcy, President of the BFBA, is “delighted to be hosting this event once more and we are looking forward to welcoming farriers, apprentices, vets, equine professionals and hoofcare enthusiasts to the Blackdown Halls. We are fortunate to have a superb line-up of speakers and the trade show looks outstanding. It is definitely not a weekend to be missed!”

Pre-registration is essential. The first 500 pre-registered will also be guaranteed a goody bag! Gain superb value with an early bird ticket.  Read the full programme online and book tickets here







30 - 31 Oct 2021


9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: 30 - 31 Oct 2021
  • Time: 4:00 am - 12:00 pm