Canadian Horseshoeing Championships 2012

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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.


*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. 

ARAB TOE WEIGHT SHOE


So don't be shy, show us your best shoe and good luck!  Any questions call: Janette Macmillan 403.261.9174

 

Event Dates and Location

Event Dates: April 19–21, 2012
Entry Closing Date: March 29, 2012 5:00 PM

Schedule

THURSDAY, April 19
9:00 am – 10:00 am: COMPETITOR REGISTRATION (Big Top, Stampede Park)

10:00 am – 12:00 pm: PRACTICE / WARM UP TIME (Big Top, Stampede Park)

12:00 pm – 12:30 pm: Lunch

12:30 pm – 6:00 pm: FREE FORGING CLINIC with Travis Koons (Big Top, Stampede Park)

7:00 pm: Steak Dinner (Peanuts, Carriage House Inn)

 

FRIDAY, April 20

8:00 am – 12:00 pm: CLASS A – Stampede Warm-up (light draft) (Big Top, Stampede Park)

12:00 pm – 12:30 pm: Lunch

12:30 pm – 4:00 pm: CLASS B – Light draft hind (Big Top, Stampede Park)

5:15 pm: Dinner (your choice)

 

SATURDAY, April 21

9:00 am – 12:30 pm: CLASS C – Keg Shoe Classic (Big Top, Stampede Park)

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm: Lunch

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm: CLASS D - Bar Shoe Eagle Eye (Big Top, Stampede Park)

6:00 pm: BANQUET AND AWARDS PRESENTATION (Desert Palms, Carriage House Inn)


CLASS A – Stampede Warm-up (light draft) (Big Top, Stampede Park)
Time Limit:
- 75 minutes for the open class
- 85 minutes for the intermediate class
*Strikers optional

1) Shoe one front foot with 13mm x 25mm flat barstock – Plain stamped for appropriate nail.  Toe clip to be hammer drawn.  Shoe to be a cob style with outside bevel to follow the hoof wall.  Shoe to have a definite inside and outside branch profile.
2) Hind Roadster specimen from 290mm of 13mm x 25mm flat, 130mm wide, no minimum toe thickness.  6 nail holes.  Shoe to be plain stamped for E6 nail.  Toe clip to hammer drawn.

 

 

 

CLASS B – Light draft hind (Big Top, Stampede Park)
Time Limit:
- 70 minutes for the open class
- 80 minutes for the intermediate class
*Strikers optional

1) Shoe one hind foot with appropriate flat stock– ¾ fullered with toe clip.  Hammer drawn.
2) Judges' choice shoe to be forged and completed during class time.

 



CLASS C – Keg Shoe Classic (Big Top, Stampede Park)
Time limit:
- 65 minutes for the open class
- 75 minutes for the intermediate class
 


Open Class:
1) Shoe a front foot with keg shoe of your choice.
2) Shoe a hind foot with a hand made concave, quarter clipped.  Use concave bartsock of your choice.

Intermediate Class:
1) Shoe a front and a hind foot with keg shoes provided.

* Blind judging system protocol will apply in this class.  All parts will be judged during class time.

 

CLASS D - Bar Shoe Eagle Eye (Big Top, Stampede Park)
Time Limit:
- 20 minutes for the open class
- 30 minutes for the intermediate class

1) Contestants to forge ¾ fullered bar shoe to specimen provided.
2) Contestants will hve 30 seconds to examine and measure the foot.  Appropriate bar stock to be used.  Punched for appropriate nail. 

 

Entry Fees

 

Complete Clinic & Contest Package includes one of each of the following;
Admission badge, Thursday Dinner, Saturday Banquet, Competition merchandise.

$350

A limited number of additional tickets are available at the following rates:
Thursday Night Dinner- $15.00
Saturday Banquet Ticket - $30.00

Awards

The Canadian Champion will recieve a custom designed Sterling Silver Buckle and a Championship Jacket.

TOP TEAM of 4 from the CHC will receive FREE ENTRY to the WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BLACKSMITHS' COMPETITION held July 4-8, 2012.

Rules

Rules:

additional information

1. Strikers are only allowed to work the fire, brush shoes and us the sledgehammer to assist the competitors.


2. 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.

NOTE: The free entry to the World Championship Blacksmiths' Competition is ONLY for those in which it is awarded.  Substitions will only be permitted should a team member become ill or injured at the discretion of the CS Blacksmith Committee.  No gifting of the entries is permitted.

 

Rules and regulations:

All work shall be judged according to the WCBC system as follows:

WCBC Official Rules and Regulations

Judges

  Judge: Travis Koons, USA

 

Travis Koons CJF, is a second generation farrier from Hemet California. He and his wife Nicole Koons are the proud new parents of Cadence Koons, a beautiful and happy 1 year old girl. Travis started his horseshoeing business in 1994 after apprenticing with his father Keith Koons for several years. Travis has spent his entire life around horses, as a rider, a trainer, and a farrier, this has given him a very well rounded understanding and fondness of the horse. He has enjoyed a very diversified career and has been fortunate to shoe many different disciplines and breeds, currently Travis is shoeing mostly Dressage horses.

 

Travis has been on the American Farriers Team twice (2006 & 2007), and the WCB Horseshoeing Team four times (2008, 2009, 2010 & 2012).  He was the WCB National Champion in 2008, 2009 and again 2011, and he won the Vector North American Challenge Cup in 2011.  As a clinician he is devoted to sharing his ideas, knowledge, and experience with all who aspire to shoe horses well. 

General

The Canadian Horseshoeing Championships Host Hotel is the CARRIAGE HOUSE INN, 9030 Macleod Trail South, Calgary (kitty corner to "Ranchmans").


In order to ensure availability please make bookings prior to MARCH 19, 2011 by calling 403-253-1101, Toll Free 1-800-661-9566, or www.carriagehouse.net, and identifying yourself as being attendees of the "Canadian Horsehoeing Championships".

Parking passes are available upon request at the time of registration.

For more information, please contact:
Janette Macmillan, Agriculture Program Coordinator
403.261.9174
jmacmillan@calgarystampede.com

Committee

Erik Swanby (Chair), Rob Hitchner (Vice Chair), Doug Neal (Vice Chair), Blaine Virostek (Past Chair), Mike O'Connor (Director), Allison Wright (Agriculture Manager), Janette Macmillan (Agriculture Program Coordinator), Peter Bagg, Brooke Ballie, Colain Duret, Terry Evenson, Heather Hartmann, Michele Hollins, David Holub, Marshall Iles, Victoria Knapp, Matt Kuechler, Dave Maller, Julie Mirdoch, Doug Neal, Kristi Nutter, Dave Pokrandt, Tracy Quinton, Shelby Simundson, Rob Thomas, Laurel Tickles, Orlo Tveter, Bruce Williams, Mark Williams