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Jay Tovey

Jay Tovey FWCF 

Jay qualified in 1996 and has been competing in farriery competitions since he was an apprentice. He represented his country as an apprentice during the 90s and continued to compete successfully nationally and internationally at competitions over the years. He became a Worshipful Company of Farriers judge in 2008 and has had the great honour of judging the Home International and the International shoeing competition at Stonleigh. He was also on the farriery team at the London Olympics 2012. 

He passed the AWCF in 2013 and then went on to pass the highest exam possible, the FWCF in 2017. In 2018 he was also appointed as a WCF examiner and in 2020 became part of the team of 4 farriers and 3 vets on the EEG (Executive Examiners Group). 

Jay is passionate about farriery education and runs his own farriery tuition business. With an ever-growing number of tutors specialising in many different aspects of farriery they have helped farriers in furthering their knowledge in the UK and all over the world. 

Jay has spoken, demonstrated, and judged all over the world at many farriery events and conferences and continues to enjoy passing on farriery knowledge travelling regularly as a farriery clinician. He runs his farriery business from his home in Bedfordshire shoeing all types of horses. He has just successfully trained his son who is very successful in his own right and has represented England on the farriery apprentice team. 

Jay was a rugby coach from 2004-2018, likes to ski as much as possible with friends and spend time with his wife Emma, three grown up children and 2 grandsons. 


Jay Tovey
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