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SNEFA Summer Contest with Mike Poe CJF AWCF

We at SNEFA are holding a summer Contest at All In Farm in Woodbury CT!!

Day 1


1)Double Caulkin 11 1/2" 3/8x1 length 5 1/4 width 4 7/8 hybrid 3 nail, Whip across bar shoe brazed on caulk 1/4" round 15" 5/16x3/4" combo 4 nail length 5 3/8" width 5" bar width 3 1/8" jar caulk 1 1/8" 60min

2) 12” 1/2x1 double bevel, e6 nail

L)3/4 Fullered Toe Clipped, Heater specimen shoe massolette clip hammer finished 11' 3/8x1 hybrid 4 nail length 5 3/8" width 5 1/2" 70min


1) Pair of journeyman plain stamp, front vs hind TBD on day 12" 3/8x3/4 e4 nail.

2) Pair of journeyman bar shoes, front vs hind TBD on day 14 ½” 3/8x3/4 combo 5 nail

L) Plain Stamp toe clip on the horse, side bone shoe 12” 3/8x3/4 e4 nail


1) Side Clips, Extended Heels, Trailer, Rolled Toe, Rocker Toe, Punched Nail Hole, Bar Shoe to make sense on shoes, as in the AFA CF shoe board. complete before lunch can be coached

2) Toe clip fit to a pattern 35 minute class can be coached

L) Shoe a pair of feet with keg shoes, a CF live horse run 60min can be coached

Day 2

Two Man Live

-Pair 3/8x1 3/4 fullered for both Open and Educational divisions. No specimen, 60 minute class

Two man Draft Shoe

-AFA Convention Style Ag heel shoes. 17” of 1/2x1 ¼. Hammer drawn toe clips, scotch heels, fullered, and punched for 8 E-10 nails. Hind shoes from 16” of 1/2x1 ¼. Hammer drawn toe clips, scotch heels, fullered, and punched for 7 E-10 nails

The contest will be judged by Mike Poe CJF AWCF (Bio below)

Day one is two forging classes and live horse.

On the second day is two man contest and live feet.

Mike Poe is an Associate of the Worshipful Company of Farriers and an American Farriers Association (AFA) Certified Journeyman Farrier. He is also an AFA examiner.

An avid competitor, Mike was a World Championship Blacksmiths (WCB) Top Ten finisher in 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021, the WCB Category 3 Champion in 2013 and a four-time WCB Match Play Champion from 2015 to 2018. He has also competed at the World Horseshoeing Classic several times. He has also achieved the goal of qualifying for the WCB team three consecutive years in addition to being striker of the year in 2020.

Since graduating from the Eastern School of Farrier Science in 1999 and studying in the Animal Sciences program at Virginia Tech University, Mike has shod horses in a dozen states on both the East and West coasts as well as in Great Britain and Canada. His clients include owners of performance and pleasure horses in multiple disciplines, as well as equestrian programs like the one at the University of Maryland, College Park where he is also a guest lecturer.

His practice is based in Central Maryland and he has worked as a clinician for farriers and horse owners across the U.S. and Canada.

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