About the Register
Dedicated to the memory of Michael Osborne MRCVS (1934 – 2005). Chairman of the Irish Farriery Authority (Farriery Ireland) in recognition of his contribution to the Farriery industry in Ireland.
The Irish Farriers Registration (IFR) is a directory of qualified farriers practicing in Ireland. It was initially compiled in 2004 with the support of the Irish Master Farriers’ Association and Department of Agriculture which had an open-door policy regarding inclusion. The Register has since been updated and now lists Farriers who are recognised by FI as having a recognised qualification in Craft – Farriery. The FI Register aims to highlight education and training opportunities for potential apprentices; to enable equine owners to access top-quality hoof-care in their location. Our vision is to prevent and avoid unnecessary suffering to equines by ensuring all listed members have a recognised qualification in Farriery.
Recognised Qualification in Craft – Farriery
In order to be listed on the FI register persons must hold one a recognised Craft qualification in Farriery, or an overseas qualification accepted as an equivalent by the Irish Master Farriers Association (I.M.F.A):
- Bord na gCapall – R.F.
- Irish Master Farrier – MF
- QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Craft – Farriery – A.C.C.F
- Diploma Worshipful Company of Farriers – Dip WCF
- Associate Worshipful Company of Farriers – A.W.C.F
- Fellowship Worshipful Company of Farriers – F.W.C.F
- Approved Training Farrier – ATF