Farriers Day 2016

April 21st, 22nd, & 23rd- 2016

Meader's is excited to announce our 27th annual Farrier's Day Event for 2016. This years clinic is sponsored by the AAPF/IAPF and the educational partners. Clinicians Roy Bloom and Tom Willoughby will be joining us for 3 DAYS!

It is NOT the last Saturday in April as it has been in the past! We are too excited and just could not wait that long! Hopefully you all agree!

Please be sure to click the ticket URL above to select your free shirt size and to let us know you will be attending so that we can get enough food

All pre-orders (these orders need to be picked up at the farm during the three day event) for product sent in by April 1st will receive 12%off if paying with cash or check, credit card is 10%off. If you would like a pre-order packet please email and let us know. If you already know what you need you may also email orders in to By pre-ordering you can avoid having any back orders. We can't make this same guarantee on the day of the event due to extremely high order volume.

Pre-orders placed in store or after April 1st qualify for 10%off with cash or check, credit card is 8%. Some exclusions do apply to larger items: ie, anvils. This items can not be picked up until the event.

SNEFA (Southern New England Farrier's Association) will be joining us to kick off our three day event with their Spring shoeing competition. The AAPF/IAPF has agreed to sponsor the judges for this clinic, Roy Bloom and Tom Willoughby. The shoeing competition will be held on Thursday, April 21st.

For information about registering for the competition please visit the SNEFA website by clicking on this link
Spectators are very welcome and may watch at no charge. This is a great learning experience for anyone that may be interested in competing at a later date but are not sure they are ready.

The class list is listed below:

Forging Class 1
Division 1            Make 1 square toe hind, well squared. Plain stamped, 6 nails-4E. Quarter clips.
                                10 ½ X 3/8 X ¾.
Division 2            Make 1 pair square toe hinds, well squared. Fullered, 7 nails-5 city. Quarter clips.
                                10 ½ X 3/8 X ¾.
Division 3            Make 1 pair Lateral support hinds, bold toe. Fullered, 7 nails-6E. Quarter clips.
                                11 X 3/8 X 1. Shoe #90 in the book.
Forging Class 2
Division 1            Make 1 egg bar, Plain stamped, 6 nails-4E. Rocker Toe, with toe clip.
                                14 X 3/8 X ¾.
Division 2 and Division 3
                                Make a pair of egg bars, fullered, 7 nails-5 city, Rocker toe with toe clip.
                                14 X 3/8 X ¾.
Forging Class 3
Division 1            Make a pair of fronts, Fullered, 6 nails-5 city. 11 X 3/8 X ¾.
Division 2            Make a pair of hinds, fullered, 7 nails-5 city. 11 X 3/8 X ¾.
Division 3            Make 1 Roadster Front, fullered from heel to heel, 7 nails-6E. 10 X ½ X 1.
                                Shoe #114 in the book
                                Make 1 Roadster Hind, plain stamped, 6 nails-6E. 10 X ½ X 1.
                                Shoe #116 in the book.
 Live Shoeing
Division 1            Shape keg shoes to front and hind. Toe clips front and hind.
Division 2 and Division 3
                                Appropriate stock, plain stamped,6 nails-4E. Toe clips front, quarter clips hind.
Division 3 specimen
                                Aluminum swelled heel front, fullered,6 nails-5 city. Toe insert to be made from ¼ round. 11 X 3/8 X 1.                Shoe #8 in the book.

 Big Blu will be joining us on Friday, April 22nd for a fun filled day dedicated to blacksmithing with Roy Bloom and Tom Willoughby. We can't believe you haven't heard of these legendary guys but, if you haven't, feel free to look them up on Facebook. They will not dissapoint!

Saturday, April 23rd is our annual Farrier Appreciation Day. The day is filled with clinics that will be led by Roy and Tom as well as dozens of vendors, freebies, doorprizes, raffles, and a silent auction to benefit the AAPF/IAPF Farrier Assistance Program. Vendors will also have a chance to demo new and exciting products!!

All three days, Thursday the 21st, Friday the 22nd, and Saturday the 23rd are FREE to attend thanks to the education partners of the AAPF/IAPF. Meader's is proud to be one of these partners!

Free Coffee and Donuts will be provided as well as lunch for all three days. Free T-shirts, goody bags, and thanks to Exim Rasps each person in attendance will receive one of their newly revamped MaxCut Rasps.

We have a number of rooms reserved at the Holiday Inn Express located on Rte 11 in Rochester, NH. 03867 only minutes from the farm. They can be reached at 603-994-1175, room rates are $69 a night.

If you have any questions or are looking for some extra information please do not hesitate to call or email us here at Meader's and we would be happy to assist you. 1-800-446-7737.

Farrier's day 2015 was the largest farrier event to date... 2016 will be nothing less. Check back soon to see the details!

26th Annual Farrier Appreciation Day

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who helped to make this year's Farrier Appreciation Day such a huge success! We had beautiful sunny weather for the day, and were pleased to welcome about 200 people to our event! This year, a large tent outside was used for the trade show area, the silent auction, door prizes, as well as the food. This left the whole mechanics bay area for the clinic and a large clearance section. It also kept the store area a little less crowded for those shopping to take advantage of the store-wide discount that day.

We had a great selection of items for our Silent Auction. All proceeds were given to the AAPF/CAPF (American & Canadian Associations of Professional Farriers) Farrier Assistance Program, which helps AAPF/CAPF Farrier members during times of illness or injury. We were pleased to be able to raise over $2000 for this cause! Thank you to everyone who contributed!

The AAPF/CAPF (American & Canadian Associations of  Professional Farriers) was our sponsor this year for the clinic. Bob Pethick and Dave Dawson were our clinicians, and we heard some excellent feedback from the attendees. Bob and Dave gave some very informative and interesting clinics in the morning and then shod a horse in the afternoon.

It was a great day. Thank you to everyone who attended. If you were not able to come, make plans to join us next year on the last Saturday in April!