About Our Clinics
Chris has been doing farrier industry clinics since 1992, and Cody Gregory has been doing them since he was 16 years old in 2007. Any part of the trade can be the focus of one of their clinics, from anatomy, dissections, forging, shoeing, certifications, business practices, etc. They don't specialize in long-footed shoeing, so that would not be something you would want them to cover. You can contact Cody at www.codygregoryllc.com to organize a clinic with him.
Chris has gone to a simple system where he handles all the logistics and expenses, and you can plan you domestic clinic accordingly:
One Day domestic clinic $4000
Two Day domestic clinic $5000
Three Day domestic clinic $6000
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Chris did his first clinic for pay at Danny Ward’s school in Virginia in 1992. From there, he has done clinics in all but 7 states, as well as 6 continents. He has been a speaker at the AFA Convention over 5 times, and has been a speaker at the International Hoof Care Summit over 10 times.
Chris is the creator and author of the FITS (Farriers International Testing System) Exam, that is used by the countries of Brazil, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and Argentina. The test has also been offered in the US at a couple of locations. Chris has served as the head examiner for the FITS Exam in many locations, and was an Examiner of the Worshipful Company of Farriers for 5 years. He has also been a member of the American Farriers Team that competes each year in Stoneleigh at the Internationals.
Chris has done many hands-on dissection clinics, forging clinics and shoeing clinics. These are generally for groups of 12 or less. For demonstration clinics and lectures, the groups have been as large as 600. He has also been the judge for some large contests, including the World Champion Blacksmiths Contest in Calgary.
The AFA has recognized Chris with its Jim Linzy Outstanding Clinician Award twice, and Outstanding Farrier Educator Award 3 times. He has also been a Mustad clinician for over 20 years.
Cody did his first clinic in Iowa as a 16 year old, and never looked back. He has become a Mustad clinician as well as a retained representative for Anvil Brand. Cody has been the top American competitor at the World Champion Blacksmiths Contest in Calgary, as well as captain of the WCB team that won the World Championships. Cody has been the WCB National Champion, the WCB reserve champion, and went on a streak where he won 8 out of 10 WCB contests in a row. Cody was also a member of the American Farriers Team.
With a competition resume that goes back to winning his first buckle in a farrier contest at the age of 6, there are very few clinicians that can provide the same level of education and expertise to your event.
Cody has judged many contests, and has done all sorts of hands-on clinics, including power point and white board lectures. He has been a speaker at the AFA Convention, as well as an examiner for the FITS Exam. He has done clinics and judged contests on 5 continents, and is being sought out more and more.
In addition to the clinics, Cody is producing a line of tools that are of the highest quality.