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Apron News: Gibbins of Suffolk Announces Farrier Product Distribution, Inc. is Exclusive Importer and Distributor for North America

Apron News: Gibbins of Suffolk Announces Farrier Product Distribution, Inc. is Exclusive Importer and Distributor for North America | Hoofcare and Lameness | Scoop.it

Via press release


April 23, 2013 - Gibbins of Suffolk, located in the United Kingdom, announced they have signed an agreement with Farrier Product Distribution, Inc. (FPD) of the U.S., to import and distribute their line of aprons designed specifically for the farrier market.


Under the terms of the agreement, FPD, one of the largest distributors of farrier products in North America, now has exclusive rights to import and distribute the Gibbins aprons to North American markets.


The announcement follows a devastating fire in November of 2012 that destroyed the Gibbins’ production facility. The plant has been restarted, and it is anticipated full production and availability of product will occur by mid to late summer of this year.


Founded in the early 1980’s, Gibbins of Suffolk was purchased in 2007 by Carl Bettison.


“North America is a market with great potential, and our agreement with FPD will allow us to expand our presence and maintain the reputation we have for quality and detail,” said Bettison, Director of Gibbins. “With FPD’s dedication to product development, marketing collaboration and outstanding distribution network they are an excellent choice to represent our products.”


“Gibbins enjoys a good reputation among the farriers for the quality and craftsmanship in the aprons they produce,” said Dan Burke, President of FPD. “We set extremely high standards for the products we distribute and Gibbins meets our expectations. We look forward to a long and
prosperous partnership with Carl and his team at Gibbins.”

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Heavy Hooves: Farrier Work Transformed with Tony Golding's Artistic Vision | Fran Jurga's Hoof Blog

Heavy Hooves: Farrier Work Transformed with Tony Golding's Artistic Vision | Fran Jurga's Hoof Blog | Hoofcare and Lameness | Scoop.it
British photographer Tony Golding zooms in on English farriers at a competition as they shoe heavy horses. Horseshoes, nails, tools, hands in crisp high definition slide show to lilting jazz piano riffs.


@hoofcarejournal wrote: No words are needed for this video, and none were supplied. This is the work of one of my favorite British photographers, Tony Golding, who normally is photographing British heavy horses in all their glory.


But this time he turned to the bottom of those same horses' feet and zoomed in on the hands of the farriers at a shoeing contest at one of the big shows in England. He got very close and followed a couple of the contestants through to nailing on.


Thanks, Tony!


Click on the big bold headline at the top to watch this amazing photography event, or go directly to Fran Jurga's Hoof Blog.

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