A Yorkshire farrier is now world and UK champion.
Steven Beane won the World Championships for the fifth time at the Calgary stampede last month (3-6 July).
British farriers took the top eight placings in Calgary.
“It was very special as it is the last world championships at the Calgary stampede,” Steven told H&H.
And at the Royal Welsh Show (23 July) Steven went on to win the British Farriery and Blacksmiths Association (BFBA) National Championships in a tough competition.
“The horse I had needed a lot of corrective work,” he added.
The 35-year-old from Trenholme Bar in North Yorkshire has been shoeing for 17 years, and has two apprentices in training.
His wife Sarah-Mary Brown is also a farrier and competes in the Scottish team.
Both will be going to Stoneleigh on 26-28 September for the International Farrier Team Horse Shoeing Championships — Steven competing for England and his wife for Scotland.
This news story was first published in Horse & Hound magazine (14 August, 2014 issue)