Work specifications and general rules for competitors

» Competition rules

Event: – Junior Apprentices Shoemaking and Foot Dressing Contest.

Open to indentured trainees who have not yet started their second year.

a)      Contestants to dress and prepare one foot as if for shoeing.

b)      Contestants to make one specimen shoe but are not required to fit or nail on.

c)      Contestants will be judged on their hoof preparation and shoemaking skills.

 

Rules applicable: 1,2,3,5,6,8,9,11.13,14                                 Time allowed: 30 minutes approx.

 

Event: – Senior Apprentice. Shoemaking and Fitting Contest.

Open to apprentices who have started their second  year. (Not open to Juniors).

a)      Contestants to dress and prepare one foot for shoeing.

b)      Contestants to make one shoe out of concave steel to suit prepared foot.

c)      After scrutiny of the foot by the judge the contestant will be required to nail on and finish.

d)      Contestants will be required to make a specimen shoe.

e)      The specimen shoe will be in the event schedule.

f)       Contestants will be judged on foot preparation, shoemaking and finish.

 

Rules applicable: 1,2,3,4,5,6,8,9,11.12,13,14.                                    Time allowed: 45 minutes approx.

 

Event: – Mustad Machine Made Shoe Contest.

Open to all Competitors (excluding Juniors).

a)      Contestants to dress and prepare one hoof ready for shoeing.

b)      Contestants will then be required to select one only machine made shoe, as supplied by the sponsor, and adapt either by hot or cold working, to fit prepared foot.

c)      Contestants will then nail on using “MUSTAD” nails of appropriate size.

d)      Choice of foot i.e. front or hind, will be decided on the day.

e)      Contestants will be judged on hoof preparation, the shoe and finish.

Rules applicable: 1,2,3,4,5,6,8,9,11.13,14.                            Time allowed: 20 minutes approx.

 

Event: – O. Dwyer Intermediate Contest.

Open to all Farriers (excluding Juniors) who have not won this class twice.

If won twice, allowed to enter at National Final in that same year.

a)      Contestants are required to prepare Two Feet for shoeing.

b)      Make and fit two shoes for feet dressed.

c)      The made up shoe to be clipped to suit the hoof and to be punched with the appropriate size nail holes to suit MUSTAD nail of a size consistent with good shoeing practice.

d)      After Judges scrutiny each contestant will be required to nail on using MUSTAD nails of the size selected.

e)      Alternatively contestants will shoe one foot on horse and make one specimen.

f)       The specimen shoe required will be in the event schedule.

g)      Contestants will be judged on foot preparation, shoe making and finish.

 

Rules applicable: 1,2,3,4,5,6,8,9.11,12,13,14.                                    Time allowed: 45-60 minutes approx.

 

Event :- Speciality Forging (intermediate)

Open to all farriers who are not an (open competitor)

a)      The type of contest will vary from competition to competition and contestants will be advised as to the type of competition on the entry form. I.e. We may select to make tools or shoes in this event.

b)      Contestants will be judged on the finished product.

 

Rules applicable: 1,2,4,5,6,8,11.12,13,14.                              Time allowed: 40-60 minutes approx

 

Event: – The “MUSTAD NAILS” Open Horseshoeing Contest.

Open to all Farriers (excluding Juniors).

a)      Contestants are required to dress and prepare Two Feet.

b)      Make two shoes for the dressed feet (Concave or Hand Fullered).

c)      The shoes to be made of material that is appropriate for the feet, and is to be clipped to suit and to have an appropriate amount of nail holes which should be consistent with good shoeing practice.

d)      After Judges scrutiny the contestant will be required to nail on and finish.

e)      The contestant will be judged on foot preparation, shoemaking and finish.

f)       Sometimes instead of two feet the contestant will be required to shoe one foot and make a specimen shoe, which must be on the event schedule.

Rules applicable: 1,2,3,4,5,6,8,9,11.12,13,14.                                    Time allowed: 40-60 minutes

 

Event: – Speciality Forging.

Open to all Farriers.

c)      The type of contest will vary from competition to competition and contestants will be advised as to the type of competition on the entry form. I.e. We may select to make tools or shoes in this event.

d)      Contestants will be judged on the finished product.

 

Rules applicable: 1,2,4,5,6,8,11.12,13,14.                              Time allowed: 40-60 minutes approx.

 

Event: – The “Heller Legend” Eagle Eye Contest or Speed Forging.

Open to all Farriers.

 

a)      Contestants will be allowed a ten second look at a prepared foot or horse shoe, will then select a piece of steel to suit and try to make a shoe from memory that will fit the foot or be a copy of the specimen shoe.

b)      Contestants will be judged on the fit and in the event of a tie will be judged on quality.

c)      If a bar or hand fullered shoe is to be made then an appropriate extension of time will be allowed.

 

Rules applicable: 1,2,3,4,5,6,8,9,10,11.12,13,14.       Time allowed: 15 minutes approx, cold start

 

Event: – 3 Person Team.

Open to any 3 people to make a team.

 

a)      The team are to prepare two feet ready for shoeing.

b)      Make up Two hand fullered shoes or plain stamped using appropriate bar stock or from material selected to suit the prepared hooves.

c)      Team will be judged on foot preparation, shoes and finish.

 

Rules applicable: 1,2,3,8,9,11.12,13,14.                                 Time allowed: 50-70 minutes approx.

CLARIFICATION OF POINTS SYSTEM IN 2012 SEASON

Junior Apprentice

Points taken over all regional and national final events throughout the year.

1st = 5 points.               2nd = 3 points.              3rd = 2 points.              4th = 1 point.

 

Senior Apprentice

Same system as Junior Apprentice Points.

 

Open H. Points (NZ No.1). Open to all competitors.

Points taken from any One Regional combined with points from National Final.

Most points wins.

 

Points taken from 3 Classes

Machine made, open shoeing, open forging.

 

Points System

1st = 5 points.               2nd = 3 points.              3rd = 2 points.              4th = 1 point.

 

 

If there is a tie on points, title will be shared.

A levy of $250 per competition will be needed for repairs, replacements of fires, anvils etc., plus freight costs.

If an overseas competitor wins at National Finals, they get the points and get their name on the cup. The cup stays in New Zealand.

 

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