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THREE COUNTIES SHOW
MALVERN, WORCESTERSHIRE

FRIDAY 16th, SATURDAY 17th and
SUNDAY 18th JUNE 2017


FARRIERY & SMITHING COMPETITIONS
&
WROUGHT IRONWORK COMPETITIONS

OVER £1200 PRIZEMONEY AVAILABLE FOR THE FARRIERY SECTION

OVER £800 PRIZEMONEY FOR THE BLACKSMITHING SECTION

Entry fees are inclusive of VAT.

The entry form (cut & paste from the bottom of this page),duly completed and signed, together with the correct entry fees, must be sent to the Three Counties Agricultural Society, The Showground, Malvern, Worcs, WR13 6NW - as soon as possible. Extra forms available from the show office.

JUDGES -
To be confirmed


Chief Steward (Farriery) - Mr J F Chilman
Chief Steward (Blacksmithing) - Mr N Lossock



The Competitions are organised on behalf of the Show Society by:-
Three Counties Agricultural Society, Malvern, Worcestershire WR13 6NW
Tel. 01684 584900 Fax 01684 584910


ENTRIES FOR FARRIERY CLASSES CLOSE ON FRIDAY 22nd April 2017
OR PRIOR TO THAT DATE IF THE CLASSES ARE ALREADY FULL



CLASSES


R.1. THERAPEUTIC SHOEMAKING OPEN
To make two shoes as directed by the Judge. No striker or Fireman allowed.
Time allowed: 45 minutes
Entry fee: £10.00
ENTRIES LIMITED TO 20 FOR THIS CLASS on a first come basis.
Prizemoney: 1st £100 and prizecard, prizecards for the remaining placings.

R.2. COB SHOEING
Competitors to make two shoes (one fore and one hind), one to be fitted. Both to be made
from flat steel, as directed by the Judge. Hand fullering will be required.
Time allowed: 60 minutes
Entry fee: £20.00
ENTRIES LIMITED TO 20 FOR THIS CLASS on a first come basis.
Prizemoney: 1st £100 2nd £80 3rd £40 4th £15

R.3. LIVE SMITHING (Open to 1st & 2nd year blacksmith students serving on a
full time course)

Open to students serving on a full time course. One piece of ironwork to be made on the
showground to the pattern provided. Piece will not be entered unless clearly labelled and will
not be judged unless the entry has been paid for.
Basic smithing tools required.
Entry Fee: £5
Time allowed: 60 Minutes.
Prize Money 1st £30, 2nd £20, 3rd £15, 4th £10.
JUDGES PRIZE
Kindly sponsored by Herefordshire College of Technology
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R.4. RESTRICTED HUNTER
Open to competitors who have never won a First Prize in ANY shoeing competition up to the
closing date of entries.
Competitors to make, fit and nail on two shoes (concave) as directed by the judge. Open to
4th year apprentices with their A.T.F present, or a letter signing them to another A.T.F for
that day who will act as their striker.
Time allowed: 75 minutes
Entry fee: £15.00
ENTRIES LIMITED TO 10 FOR THIS CLASS on a first come basis.
Prizemoney: 1st £80 2nd £40 3rd £25 4th £10
DELUXE HOOFPAIRER FOR BEST DRESSED FOOT
Kindly donated by Arthur Cottam & Co, Chesterfield, Derbyshire

R.5. OPEN HUNTER SHOEING
Competitors to make two shoes, one to be fitted and made from fullered concave. The other
to be a specimen shoe, made as directed by the Judge.
Time allowed: 50 minutes
Entry fee: £20.00
ENTRIES LIMITED TO 20 FOR THIS CLASS on a first come basis.
Prizemoney: 1st £100 2nd £80 3rd £40 4th £15
Complete rasp & knife sharpening kit
Kindly donated by Londonderry Forge Supplies, North Yorks

R.6. THE FOUR FORGED CORNER TEST
The contestant will receive one 24" (610mm) piece of 10mm x 25mm (3/8" x 1") to
forge the skill test shown below. There must be a minimum of one forge weld
involved. This test allows the blacksmith to demonstrate his/her ability to work on a
pattern under time constraints and to test welding skills.
The piece will be scored as follows - Forge weld 30 points
Quality of Forging 30 points
Dimensions 30 points.
No Striker
No flux
No special tooling - tongs, ruler, hammer, wire brush only
Pre-cutting and marking out allowed
No pre-heating or forming
No rasping
Judges decision final
Finished section
25mm x 10mm (3/8" x 1")
Entry Fee: £5
Time Allowed: 15 mins
Prize Money: £25

R.7. PONY SHOEING
Competitors to make two shoes (one fore and one hind), one to be fitted. Both to be made
as directed by the Judge. Hand fullering will be required for one or both shoes.
Time allowed: 50 minutes
Entry fee: £20.00
ENTRIES LIMITED TO 20 FOR THIS CLASS on a first come basis.
Prizemoney: 1st £100 2nd £80 3rd £40 4th £15

R.8. APPRENTICE SHOEMAKING 1st & 2nd YEAR
Open only to first and second year Apprentices who must be under an approved
apprenticeship.
Competitors to make two shoes – one to be made from fullered concave and one to be hand
fullered. Both to be made as directed by the Judge. Health and Safety regulations will apply
– see Regulation 2A.
Any Striker Allowed
Time allowed: 45 minutes
Entry fee: £5.00
ENTRIES LIMITED TO 20 FOR THIS CLASS on a first come basis.
Prizemoney: 1st £30 2nd £20 3rd £15 4th £10
TANKARD FOR THE HIGHEST PLACE 1ST AND 2ND YEAR APPRENTICE –
kindly donated by Arthur Cottam & Co, Chesterfield, Derbyshire
NO LATE ENTRIES

R.9. APPRENTICE SHOEMAKING 3rd& 4th YEAR
Open only to third and fourth year Apprentices who must be under an approved
apprenticeship.
Competitors to make two shoes – one to be made from fullered concave and one to be hand
fullered. Both to be made as directed by the Judge. Health and Safety regulations will apply
– see Regulation 2A.
Any Striker Allowed
Time allowed: 45 minutes
Entry fee: £5.00
ENTRIES LIMITED TO 20 FOR THIS CLASS on a first come basis.
Prizemoney: 1st £30 2nd £20 3rd £15 4th £10
TANKARDS FOR THE HIGHEST PLACE 3rd AND 4th YEAR APPRENTICE –
kindly donated by Stromsholm Ltd.
NO LATE ENTRIES

R.13 FORGING COMPETITION Tongs and Shoe
This is a two person forging competition where a pair of tongs and a roadster shoe (to the
judges specification) are to be made from the barstock provided. The reins of the tongs must
be fire welded to the jaws, the Shoe can be made only using the tongs which have just been
made. No other tongs may be used.
Barstock One piece of 20mm round bar 300mm long (tong jaws)
One piece of 10mm round bar 600mm long (tong reins)
One piece of 25mm x 12mm flat bar 300mm long (shoe)
One rivet 25mm long x 10mm diameter
No replacement barstock will be supplied
Barstock may be cut to length prior to the start of the class
Hot rasping is permitted
Both tongs and shoe must be complete to qualify for judging
Only one blacksmith unit can be used
Contestants may only compete once
Points are awarded to both entrants, partners name must be submitted with entry
Entry fee: £20
Time allowed: 55 minutes
Prize money: £100

R.14. SPEED CHAIN MAKING COMPETITION
The competitor shall make as many chain links as possible (minimum of three) in the time
allocated.
Each link must be fire welded without the use of fluxes.
Only a hammer, tongs and wirebrush may be used.
Chain will be tested to destruction and will be scored by tensile strength (three best links will
be tensile tested).
Welding appearance - all welds should be correctly scarfed at no more than 2 metal
thicknesses from the end of the bar. Negative points will be applied for poor scarf
preparation/weld appearance up to 3 points per link.
All welds to be placed at the end of the link. Negative points will be applied for poor weld
position up to 3 points per link.
Forging/ link shape - links to have parallel sides and to be approx two x length to one x
width. Negative points will be applied for poor link shape up to 3 points per link.
No flux.
No special tooling - tongs, hammer, wire brush only.
No pre heating or forming.
The Judge’s decision is final.
Barstock 10mm round bar 200mm long pieces. Metal supplied pre-cut to length.
Competitor may take as many pieces as required.
Scores will be judged as follows:
Tensile strength 5 points per each complete 1/2 ton up to a max of 6 tons
Welding 10 points
Forging 5 points
Number of Links 5 points per link, minimum of 3 links
Time allowed: 15 Minutes
Entry Fee: £5.00
Prize money 1st £100 and prizecard, prizecards for the remaining placings.

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CHAMPION BLACKSMITH OF THE YEAR QUALIFYING ROUND



R.10 TRADITIONAL CLASS
A: Over £250 in value Any piece of forgework encompassing traditional techniques.
Entry Fee: £6 per piece, £15 for three pieces and £3 for each additional entry
Prize Money: 1st £80, 2nd £60, prizecards for places 1-4

B: Under £250 in Value Any piece of forgework encompassing traditional techniques.
Entry Fee: £6 per piece, £15 for three pieces and £3 for each additional entry
Prize Money: 1st £80, 2nd £60, prizecards for places 1-4

R.11 CONTEMPORARY CLASS
A: Over £250 in value Any piece of forgework encompassing contemporary techniques.
Entry Fee: £15 for up to three pieces and £3 for each additional entry
Prize Money: 1st £80, 2nd £60, and prize cards for places 1-4

B: Under £250 in value Any piece of forgework encompassing contemporary techniques.
Entry Fee: £15 for up to three pieces and £3 for each additional entry
Prize Money: 1st £80, 2nd £60, and prize cards for places 1-4

SPECIAL PRIZE FOR BEST EXHIBIT BY A FIRST YEAR STUDENT FOR CLASSES R10
– R12

Prize Money: 1st £40, 2nd £30, 3rd £20, 4th £10
Generously sponsored by Warwickshire College

R.12 LIVE SMITHING COMPETITION
1 ¾ Hours
Set piece to be made as specified by judge
Steel provided
Supply own tools (any specialist tools required will be provided)
Entry fee £10
Prize money: Winner takes all
Prizecards for top 4 places

CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES - Monday 1st MAY 2017



Class No of Entries Class Description Entry Fees
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R.12
I wish to compete on:
(preferred day)…………………..
Cheques to be made payable to
"Three Counties Show"

Total .....................

I hereby certify that the above particulars are correct to the best of my knowledge and undertake to conform to all the Rules and Regulations of the Society.

Signature …………………………………. Date ……………………………………..

Name of Competitor
(State Mr, Mrs, Miss, Ms) ……………………………………………………………..

Address …………………………………………………………………………

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Post Code ……………………………………. Tel No …………………………


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