Werkman Spring Games

Event | 20 Jul 2024

About Werkman Spring Games

We hope to welcome you at De Postwagen in Tolbert for the Werkman Spring Games, which will be held from 11 to 13 April 2019. There is no other event in the world of farriery that combines the link between knowledge sharing, knowledge transfer and practical application on such a large scale with a horseshoeing competition as the Werkman Spring Games.

The event centres on:

  • Presentations of the latest scientific studies in our field
  • One of the largest international horseshoeing competitions in the world
  • Farriers share their experiences and studies with all visitors
  • A pleasant get-together with a rocking evening programme

The traditional Werkman Spring Games comprise a quality programme with lectures by people who have earned their spurs in the world of hoof care, among whom:

  • Hans Castelijns
  • Jenny Hagen
  • Steve Kraus
  • Jonathan Nunn
  • Thilo Pfau
  • Ronald Aalders
  • Stephanie vd Kamp/Werkman
  • Mark Watson
  • Andrea Dubé

In addition to the lectures, there will be stands where demonstrations of various products will be given, while visitors will also have the opportunity to try out products themselves. Live music every evening will provide entertainment in addition to content, ensuring an unforgettable time for you and your fellow farriers.

About the Contest

The competition part of the Spring Games has become one of the largest competitions in the world. Farriers come from all over to take part in these both educational and super nice days. What can you expect?


  1. 3 categories; Novice, Intermediate and Open
  2. Including access to all lectures
  3. Visit the marketplace to meet suppliers of various tools
  4. Including lunch and dinner as well as a swinging evening programme on all days

Jury 2019

Open Class
Jesper Eriksson
Derek Gardner

Intermediate & Novice Class

Paul Duddy
Tobias Villsen