Farrier Group Dominates

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Farrier Students Dominate Alberta Farrier Championships

Farrier Group DominatesSeventeen students from the Olds College Farrier Science class competed in the Alberta Farrier Championships on March 1 and 2 in Strathmore, competing in Division 1 – Advanced Novice. The students truly did the program and College proud, dominating Division 1 contests. The contest featured four different competitions; eagle eye, two separate shoe building classes, and a hoof trimming class.

After all categories, Olds College students were ranked in five of the top six positions, including a sweep of the top three. Congratulations to:

  • Zoe Spring (Division 1 Champion)
  • Mychaela Ketlo (Second place)
  • Leah Way (Third place)
  • Tori Copithorne (Fifth place)
  • Kenzie Stone (Sixth place)

In the Eagle Eye competition, contestants were given a 10 second look at a trimmed horse foot, with no measurements and no touching of the foot. The contestants then select an appropriate shoe, and had five minutes once the shoe was hot to forge the shoe to fit. The closest fit wins.
The forging classes featured two competitions, featuring two different types of metal. The first competition featured building a pair of front shoes 3/8” X 3/4” concave stock, and the latter, a pair of rear shoes from 3/8” X 3/4” flat stock.