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Alex Hempleman

Golden heart jumping in the main ring at Hickstead. 

Mike Williams of The Farriery Practice has done a fantastic job shoeing for professional show jumper Alex Hempleman Equestrian over the past 7 years.

Mike does a great job shoeing every horse individually, with great attention to detail. He advises and explains how every horse is different; he is passionate about his work and produces a superb outcome. Always calm and patient with the horses Mike has the ability to work through problems and achieve the result he aspires to. Shoeing is of great importance to our sport as without correct shoeing we would struggle to complete and achieve our objectives, we would not be able to fulfil our business potential.

All Mike’s hard work pays off when results are achieved; he is a very valuable part of our team at Alex Hempleman Equestrian, always reliable and without Mike every day functioning of the yard would come to a standstill.

An emergency need for stud holes lead to our 5 year old coming 3rd in the Hickstead main ring in the 5 year old final, June 2011


The Farriery Practice would like to thank everyone who attended our clients evening held in March. The evening was based on lower limb anatomy of the horse. It was a great success, filling the forge at Bridge House Equestrian Centre.

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Founded in 1990 by Mark Spriggs, Dave Nicholls and Mike Williams The Farriery Practice has grown into a successful Partnership of six Farriers who all strive to provide the best in service and knowledge.

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