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The Farriers Registration Council (FRC) was established by the Farriers (Registration) Act 1975.

It is an Act to prevent and avoid suffering by and cruelty to horses arising from the shoeing of horses by unskilled persons; to promote the proper shoeing of horses; to promote the training of farriers and shoeing smiths; to provide for the establishment of a Farriers Registration Council to register persons engaged in farriery and the shoeing of horses; to prohibit the shoeing of horses by unqualified persons; and for purposes connected therewith.

The Council meets three times per year. It sets overall policy for the FRC and is responsible for executive decisions not delegated to sub committees or offices. The Council comprises of sixteen members who are farriers, veterinary surgeons and representatives of equine and rural development bodies as laid down by the Farriers (Registration) Act 1975.

 The Farriers Registration Council - Current Membership

NAME OF MEMBER
APPOINTED BY:
Mr A B Charlwood Esq BA FCCA CPFA (Chairman) The Worshipful Company of Farriers
Mr P N Baker AWCF

Elected Member – Southern Area – Employee Farrier

Mr Y Breisner The Jockey Club
Mr J G W Chalmers FCA

The Worshipful Company of Farriers

Vacant

Elected Member – Southern Area – Self Employed Farrier

Mr D C D'Arcy BSc (Hons) AWCF

Elected Member – Southern Area –Employee Farrier

Mrs E Earle

Lantra

Mr B Benson AWCF British Farriers and Blacksmiths Association
Lt Col M Houghton RA The Worshipful Company of Farriers
Mr C J House BVetMed MRCVS Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
Mr P T Gordon Dip WCF Elected Member – Northern Area – Self Employed Farrier
Mrs J Leggate Scottish Enterprise
Col N C Smith BVetMed MSc MRCVS

Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons

Operations Superintendent P Stilgoe

Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

Mr M Weston  British Equestrian Federation 
Mr K J Willard FWCF Britsih Farriers and Blacksmiths Association

 

The following four farriers are appointed as the elected members of Council for 2015, 2016 and 2017.  Their contact details are:

Northern Area (Self Employed):

Mr P T Gordon DipWCF Mobile: 07973 752693 - Email: willowforge@hotmail.com

 

Southern Area (Self Employed):

Vacant

 

Northern Area (Employee):

Mr D C D’Arcy Bsc (Hons) AWCF Mobile: 07710 451412 - Email: craig@rrfarriers.co.uk

 

Southern Area (Employee):

Mr P N Baker AWCF  Mobile: 07879 817175—Email: pnbaker@tiscali.co.uk