Kris Kremp of Alberta competes in the Canadian Horseshoeing Championship at Chilliwack Heritage Park on Saturday. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

PHOTOS: Farriers go toe-to-toe at Canadian Horseshoeing Championship in Chilliwack

More than 30 blacksmiths from around the world were in Chilliwack for national horseshoeing champs

Farriers from around the world were in Chilliwack this week for the Canadian Horseshoeing Championship at Chilliwack Heritage Park.

A total of 26 were in the open category competing for the title of Canadian champ, while five others were in the intermediate class.

Caleb Green of Chilliwack was one of the Canadian competitors, along with his father Jonathan Green of Manitoba. A blacksmith from Australia, one from Switzerland, and others from the U.S. also took part.

The event was presented by the Western Canadian Farrier’s Association and ran from April 4 to 6. The judge was Derek Gardner. Top prize for the open class was $450, and $250 for the intermediate class.

Read The Progress later this week for a feature story on Caleb Green.


 

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Sparks fly as Caleb Green of Chilliwack competes in the Canadian Horseshoeing Championship at Chilliwack Heritage Park on Saturday. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Caleb Green of Chilliwack (green shirt) competes across from his father Jonathan (foreground) in the Canadian Horseshoeing Championship at Chilliwack Heritage Park on Saturday. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Caleb Green of Chilliwack competes in the Canadian Horseshoeing Championship at Chilliwack Heritage Park on Saturday. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Jonathan Green of Manitoba competes in the Canadian Horseshoeing Championship at Chilliwack Heritage Park on Saturday. His son, Caleb of Chilliwack, was also competing. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

A bar horseshoe in progress. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Mackenzie Lawson picks up a fallen horseshoe. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Two horseshoes in a forge. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Caleb Green of Chilliwack competes in the Canadian Horseshoeing Championship at Chilliwack Heritage Park on Saturday. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Assistants mark the completed shoes for judge Derek Gardner. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

A completed bar horseshoe. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

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