Bursary for Droitwich Farrier
Issued on behalf of the ILPH (International League for the Protection
of Horses) and the Worshipful Company of Farriers
Thanks to an ILPH bursary to fund his studies, Craig Hopkins Dip.W.C.F,
a Droitwich farrier, will be able to take the Associateship exam
of the Worshipful Company of Farriers.
Comments David Mountford, ILPH Director of Operations, "We
are extremely happy to be able to offer this bursary to encourage
farriers to further their training and careers. In turn they will
be able to assist us on our farriery training courses in the developing
world and within our equine rehabilitation programmes at our equine
recovery and rehabilitation centres in the UK."
Commodore Richard Bridges RN, Chairman of the Craft Committee of
the Worshipful Company of Farriers, says, "We are very pleased
that the ILPH have offered to fund the studies of a Diploma holder
enabling them to take their Associateship examination. Craig, who
recently attended a foot balance course at Hartpury College as part
of his preparation for the AWCF exam, was chosen out of 15 candidates.
Adds Craig, "I have horses of my own, so I understand how important
good farriery is from both points of view - owner as well as farrier.
"Working with the ILPH to promote better animal welfare will
be an excellent way of acknowledging their generosity in providing
this bursary as well as being a highly rewarding experience."