Looking forward to another great contest in Denton, TX. October 12th-14th. Come gather around to compete, acquire more shoeing knowledge from our outstanding judges and clinicians Jim Poor, Riley Kirkpatrick and Jim Poor!
Official Contest Schedule:
37th Annual TPFA Forging and Shoeing Contest
Oct 12-14, 2017
Thurs Oct 12
Pat Burton, AFA Examiner, will give a certification clinic. Get help with all your certification needs.
Thurs Afternoon: Jim Poor and Riley Kirkpatrick beating up on steel and making it purdy. No anvils will go into the sky.
Friday Oct 13
Forging classes in the morning starting at 7:55 AM.
Afternoon: Kids Blacksmithing
Forged By Farriers rasp knife judging with Bill Poor knife throwing.
Auction and Live Shoeing contestants announced
Sat Oct 14
Live shoeing starting at 8:00 AM
Team Draft Shoeing in the afternoon
Saturday evening – Banquet
The contest will be located at the North Texas State Fairgrounds in Denton, TX.
For more info contact: David Edens @ 940-229-4285 or firstname.lastname@example.org
There is no host hotel. Get your rooms early as it is a college town.
And back by popular demand – Kids Blacksmithing.
2017 TPFA Shoeing Contest List
October 12 – 14th
ALL KEG SHOES – Kerckhaert Dura size 0
Class 1 – Pair hinds, toe clips. – 45 min
Class 2 – Pair hinds, quarter clipped, rolled toe. – 60 min
Class 3 – Pair fronts rocker toe, toe clipped. – 60 min
Eagle Eye – Keg shoe to foot with center mark at toe – 20 min
Class 1 45 min
Pair hinds, fullered lateral heel and reverse check, quarter clips to fit pattern, Kerkhaert Standard
Class 2 1 hour
1 front, toe clip, fullered thru the toe, Kerckhaert standard
1 hind, plain stamped, quarter clipped, safed toe.
Eagle Eye – Plain stamped shoe 5/16 x ¾ – 20 min
Shoeing – Pair front feet with keg shoes – 60 min
Nails not specified will be suitable to the stock and shoe.
Class 1 1 hour
Pair creased straight bar shoes to pattern 5 SB, 6 holes, 5/16 x ¾
Class 2 1 hour
Full set plain stamp toe clip fronts, quarter clip hinds, six nail holes, 5 SB,
5/16 x ¾ x 11 ½
Eagle Eye – ¾ fullered 5/16 x ¾. 6 nails – 20 min
Shoeing – Pair of feet plain stamped, 5/16 x ¾, 6 nails, clipped – 70 min
Class 1 1 hour
Pair of 3/8 flat jaw tongs from tong blank
Class 2 1 hour – Judges Choice – expect welding and brazing
Eagle Eye – Fullered straight bar shoe, 3/8 x ¾ – 20 min
Shoeing – Pair of feet, sliding plates, soft rocker toe, with spoon heels, ¼ x 1 – 70 min
Class 3 All Divisions 1 hour
1 front plain stamp, 7 holes, 13” 1/2 x 1
1 hind double caulk, plain stamp, 13” ½ x 1, 7 holes, toe clips on both
Two person team selected by pairing people by results of the first two forging classes. First place Open will pair with last place Div 1. Working back from the middle. The last team will be two people from Div 2.
Open should be prepared to make the hind shoe, Div 1 prepared to make the front, Div 2 either. Everyone that participates will get 5 points towards High Point in their division. No points toward high point for winners but will have awards.
3 PERSON DRAFT
Shoe front and hind, ¾ fullered ½ x 1 ¼, suitable nail. Draft specimen – Front Draft, Scotch heels, 18 ½
of ½ x 1 1/4. – 120 minutes