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Horse Welfare Centre Open Day and 2nd Annual Farriery Competition

Saturday 6 September, ILPH Glenda Spooner Farm, Hoarwithy, Herefordshire

ILPH (International League for the Protection of Horses) Equine Ambassador ILPH Bob the Cob will be Guest of Honour this Saturday September 6th, when he will be at the charity's Herefordshire Centre Open Day to meet his fans.

As well as meeting Bob, visitors to the centre will be able to go on a farm tour, listen to a talk by David Simmonds FWCF (HONs) on the training of farriers in nearby Hereford and about his work in Ethiopia. Horse and pony owners will be pleased to know that there will be a secondhand tack stall and horse owners and horse lovers alike will be able to get to know lots of rescued horses and ponies too.

Running alongside the Open Day the Centre is holding its 2nd Annual Farriery Competition when there will be three classes, Class 1 Open Shoeing, Class 2 Restricted and Class 3 Apprentices.

Thanks to the generosity of the sponsors, Three Counties Equine Hospital, Breakaway Horseshoes (suppliers of shoeing steel) and C. Swan (portable forges) the competition promises to be hot, with plenty of local interest and very attractive prize money. Those farriers or apprentices wishing to enter the competition should call 01432 840253 or 01432 890374.

Public entry to the Open Day is free and the gates are open from 11 am 4pm.



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