Derrick Wallis Thornton
277 Hicks Rd, RD2, Cambridgebr> Tel: (07) 827 2755

Master farrier

Membership Level: Life

Covering: Cambridge and surrounding district

Description: General farrier plus specialising in corrective shoeing.

021 885 231
Grant Atkinson
253 Whitehall Road, RD4, Cambridge


Covering: Waikato.

Description: all farrier services

Type of membership: full

(07) 823 1992 Mobile: 0274 819 851
Greg Hocking
2 Cooper Crescent, Norfolk Downs, Cambridge


Membership Level: Full

Covering: Cambridge.

Description: Hot shoeing

(07) 839 4350 Mobile: 027 2666 111
James Collins
2240 State Highway 5, Waiotapu, Rotorua.
Kim Hughes


Mark Gumbley
129 Matai Road, Matamata

Full membership.  CFP

Area: Matamata

Mrs Jimmie Thornton

Secretary Waikato Branch

Paul Nelson
Trafalgar Hills Forge, 986 Poihipi Road, RD1, Taupo

Membership Level: Certified Master Farrier

Covering: King Country, Taupo, Turangi, Reporoa

Trafalgar Hills Forge relocated to Taupo in March 2006. Our purpose is to provide the highest possible standard of farriery work to ensure that optimum satisfaction is achieved in your equine endeavours. We aim to do this by building a working relationship with our clients to ensure that their requirements are met. Each horse and each hoof is unique and treated as such! We use top quality materials and equipment for each specific job.

We also ensure that continuing professional development and training occurs through competition, seminars and clinics. We have a set number of clients so that we are able to take time with you and your horse to give you an individual quality service at each visit. A client newsletter keeps clients up to date with news, views and interesting items.
All types of farriery work are undertaken, for all equine disciplines and performance levels. Much of my work involves therapeutic and remedial shoeing in collaboration with vets. I also take clinics on all aspects of hoof-care from basics to advanced shoeing and forging techniques. As a farrier, I have worked in the UK and in Japan and have gained much experience in all aspects of farriery work. I come from a horsey family and I have ridden all my life. Currently I enjoy hunting with a bit of show jumping thrown in. Most of the horses I ride are home-bred and trained. Currently my wife, Jenny and I have 8 horses of mixed breeds and ages on the farm.

I am the Vice-President of the NZFA and am in regular attendance at most forging competitions in NZ and have also travelled to compete in other countries. I was judge at 2004 NZ Nationals.

(07) 376 5532
Rob Pinkey
243 Waipapa Road, RD7, Te Awamutu

Certified Master Farrier

Kowhai Forge operates from the centre of the North Island and is a three man team – Rob Pinkney, Ben Stevens and Floyd Staples.

We travel to Raglan on the west coast and to Tauranga on the east coast. Cambridge, Hamilton, Te Awamutu and Matamata are all within our service area. We specialise in high-end performance horses but enjoy working with a wide range of customers and all types of horses.

We follow four basic principles to obtain and maintain optimal soundness in horses feet. These principles are based on the natural form of the horse. Every breed has its own unique natural shape that we support and maintain.

Please have a look on our website for more information –  www.kowhaiforge.co.nz – or give me a ring on 021 861 555.


021 861 555 / 07 280 7507
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