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Ben is one of only 120 Approved Training Farriers (ATF) in Great Britain.

He believes that having apprentice farriers is important for a number of reasons. From a clients’ perspective, it helps to ensure a premium service, providing a higher level of cover, and allowing work to be carried out more efficiently in the yard – which is particularly useful when looking after bigger yards.

In addition, training continues to raise the quality of work carried out, and therefore, the calibre of the team, pushing the whole team to work better.

Having a larger team also allows more time for all members to go on courses to continue their professional development – whether an apprentice or qualified farrier.

For the apprentice themselves, it teaches them a profession that will support them for life, learning essential skills from the importance of working as part of a team to dealing with clients and providing a high level of service.

If you are interested in becoming an apprentice with us, please email your CV and covering letter to office@btbensonfarrier.com, or call Ben for more information.




We are a modern and pro-active farriery business based in Banbury, Oxon. We shoe varied clientele, from Shetlands to 5* and some of the world's top Olympic level horses. The majority of our customers are professional riders and we undertake a lot of vet referrals, therefore the next candidate must have a willingness to learn and have the attention to detail to match.


– Clean Full UK Driving License

– GCSE Science, English and Maths. Minimum grade 5

– Farriery Access Course

If you think this could be you, please apply by email on office@btbensonfarrier.com

We believe that it is important to continue gaining knowledge. For this reason we, as a team, attend a number of Equine Practitioners Seminars throughout the year. In addition, Ben frequently gives lectures and seminars.

The apprentices are also actively encouraged to do this, alongside competing in shoeing competitions. Ben attains well above the recommended number of CPD points per annum and ensures that he is always up to date with new developments in knowledge and research.

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BT Benson Farrier
The Forge, Swalcliffe Park Equestrian, Swalcliffe,
Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX15 5EX


+ 44 (0) 7989 606 537