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World Championship Blacksmiths Gains Momentum with 1st SUPER Clinic

The first WCB SUPER Clinic, presented by Anvil Brand Shoe Company, held January 11th, 12th, and 13th, 2007 in New Caney, Texas drew farriers from Brazil, Sweden, Canada, the Netherlands, the UK, and the US together for a weekend packed full of education from some of the world’s most accomplished competitive horseshoers. Of the organization’s 227 members, 181 were present for the clinic – a benefit given to members of the WCB free of charge.

Highlights from the clinic include:

Sessions by Shayne Carter, CJF; Billy Crothers, AWCF; Austin Edens, CJF; Jim Keith, CJF; Mark Milster, CJF; Jim Quick, CJF; Jim Poor, CJF; Craig Trnka, CJF; and the American Farrier’s Team.

Daily hands-on forging on WCB’s stations from 5 pm until 10 or 11pm.

Announcement of the Stonewell Striker of the Year – a program fostering teamwork and mentoring that will award the striker with the most points at the end of the first season a Stonewell shoeing body.

CEO, Craig Trnka, CJF, commented, “We were overwhelmed with how positive and enthusiastic the members and sponsors were. There is no doubt we gained momentum here and that the vision for excellence will be spread by word of mouth.”

World Championship Blacksmiths is producing the first ever series of qualifying horseshoeing competitions leading up to a National Championship. Ten stations complete with all equipment will be provided for the competitors at each competition allowing the flexibility and convenience for horseshoers to travel to any of the qualifying competitions to compete. The 2007 season includes regional competitions scheduled for Bossier City, LA; Durango, CO; Dillon, MT; W Springfield, MA; and Atlanta, GA.

For more information on membership or sponsorship with World Championship Blacksmiths, or their competitions, visit http://www.worldchampionshipblacksmiths.com or call (402) 944-2242.


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