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The man himself, Ben Chamberlain, Black and white image with his collie dogs.

Born and bred in the Westcountry, Ben is Devon through and through. He started making horse shoes at the age of 17. Ben was part of the England farrier team for two years running and is particularly proud of winning numerous ‘Best Shod Horse’ awards across the country including the prestigious 100 mile Golden Horse Shoe Ride…seven times.

Ben has spent his career making all sorts of special and remedial shoes for all types of horses and their requirements. He is highly regarded in his arena and is a very sought after farrier in the Westcountry.

Ben’s skill and enjoyment in his work mean that he is happy to discuss any specific requirements that you may have for your shoe.

Ben is still a practicing farrier based near Okehampton in Devon and competes in many farriery competitions. He has been known to contend at many local shows in the Westcountry so if you are a regular show goer there is a good chance you may well have seen Ben at the anvil!

Made to order

Finding a truly unique, personal gift for weddings, birthdays and christenings can certainly prove to be a challenge. That's why I'm so proud to offer my horse shoes. Two initials and a date can be engraved into the shoe making it personal. Given enough time I can also deal with large orders for wedding favours or alike.

But don't take my word for it

"I ordered a bespoke copper horseshoe from Ben for a friend's wedding gift and despite giving him very little notice, he delivered a lovely finished shoe before the wedding day! The choice of horseshoe styles, finishes and engravings that Ben can offer is so varied and all made completely from scratch, meaning every shoe is totally unique which is what I was after for a special present. Amazing pieces and great service." - Cherry, Bristol

"Having recently ordered an engraved copper shoe for a friend's wedding, all I can sing is Benji’s high praise. From the friendly service and the shoe's quick delivery, to the beautifully wrapped box and the stunning copper shoe inside - the shoe was just perfect and my friends were extremely pleased. Benji’s copper shoes are beautifully hand-crafted and I will definitely be ordering again in the future. Thank you, thank you, thank you!" - Lucy, Devon

"I ordered a shoe for a good luck present for my daughter as she started her career as a vet. The shoe arrived here in a beautiful box. We were both impressed with how tactile and shiny the shoe was. I shall certainly be ordering from Ben again!" - Hazel, Northampton.

"My copper shoe is outstanding and extremely heavy! I ordered it as a gift for my granddaughter's christening and couldn't have wished for more. Ben is truly talented." - Derek, South Wales