Canadian Horseshoeing Championships 2012
Last Updated January 25, 2012
The 10th Anniversary Canadian Horseshoeing Championships is a valuable resource in educating and developing competitive Canadian talent for International Blacksmith events. Competitors and public alike share the opportunity to gain knowledge and participate in a unique experience. The competition will once again conduct all classes using traditional coke fires. In addition, the organizing committee of the CHC tries to incorporate an educational feature into their event which addresses issues of concern to the horseowning public as well as the horseshoer. This year's competition will be held in the Big Top.
*To facilitate better quality work and promotion of teamwork, strikers will be optional for use in Classes A and B. Strikers are only allowed to work the fire, brush shoes and us the sledgehammer to assist the competitors.
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*The CHC will select the recipients of the 4 member World Championship Blacksmiths’ Competition entries by tracking the accumulated scores of the four people that YOU identify as your team throughout the contest. This will encourage teamwork and support continuity, providing the best opportunity for success.
*Intermediate Division: In an attempt to make the contest more accessible to entry level competitors, the CHC will provide 10 minutes extra per class for those identified in this division. Our goal is to encourage and enable junior participants to not only complete the classes, but become competitive as well.
*Bar Shoe Chain Challenge: The CHC would like to invite everyone to send us a barshoe to add to the Worlds Largest Barshoe Chain. Started down east some 20 years ago, it has grown to over 40 feet in length, representing horseshoers from across Canada. Every year at the start of the Canadian Horseshoeing Championships, we will add the collected shoes to the chain, symbolically joining our industry in the spirit of cooperation and commaradery. Participate as an individual or as an association, singular efforts or collectively, but feel free to join in on the truly unique opportunity.
*Davenport Challenge: Expanding on a concept that was the progenitor of the AFJ/WCBC mail in shoe contest, the CHC is incorporating the Davenport Challenge into the contest for 2012. Anyone can participate in this contest without having to travel. The shoe to be forged is WCBC ARAB Toe Weight of 12" of 3/8" x 3/4" flat(305mm of 10mm x 20mm). Six nail holes plain stamped for Mustad concave 5 nail, 130mm wide. All specimens will be judged according to the WCBC standards with half the entry monies going to a Jackpot prize with the other half of the entry monies going back to the committee. All you have to do to enter is send $50.00 and your specimen to: Janette Macmillan, Calgary Stampede, Box 1060 Stn M, Calgary, Alberta, T2P 2K8.
So don't be shy, show us your best shoe and good luck! Any questions call: Janette Macmillan 403.261.9174
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