Simon Curtis, BSc (Hons) FWCF, HonAssocRCVS

Simon Curtis has been a practicing farrier in Newmarket, England for 42 years. His family have been farriers and blacksmiths on the Cambridgeshire and Suffolk border for at least 150 years.

He has lectured and demonstrated farriery in more than 20 countries on six continents including the USA, Australia, India, Russia, and Brazil. He has published three text books on farriery and has been published in numerous journals. Simon is attached to the Peter Rossdale veterinary hospital, the largest in Europe, where he is the Consultant Farrier.

Having gained a First Degree, Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Farriery through Myerscough College, University of Central Lancashire in 2011, he is now engaged in doctoral research towards a PhD in equine physiology. He has been awarded an Honorary Associate of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons - the only time that any farrier has received this honour.

Simon is also a Past Master of the Worshipful Company of Farriers (2001-2002) and Chairman of the Farriers Registration Council (2006-10). He is a Fellow of the Worshipful Company of Farriers by examination (FWCF). In 2005, Simon was inducted into the International Farriers Hall of Fame at the Kentucky Derby Museum and continues to practice farriery in Newmarket.