Students earn praise for their work at event

Alex Ridgeway with his award
Alex Ridgeway with his award
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Myerscough College farriery students have been recognised for their work during the industry’s recent registration ceremony.

The Worshipful Company of Farriers and the Farriers Registration Council recently presented diplomas to newly qualified apprentices from across the country at a ceremony held at The Honourable Artillery Company, in London.

Well done to all involved

As part of the ‘passing out’ ceremony, a handful of specially selected students were given extra prizes for outstanding performance during their course, with apprentices from Myerscough College dominating the awards, winning four of the prizes on offer.

Alex Ridgeway, 27, came from Norfolk to study at Myerscough College, was named as having the best exam practical and best theory paper. 21-year-old Tom Holliday, who hails from Lincolnshire, won the prize for Best Shoes on Block and Jon Tyldesley, 30, from Northants, won an award for best portfolio.

Principal Ann Turner said: “This is great news as we establish ourselves as the go to college for farriery and the awards reflects the hard work and commitment of staff to our students, with high standards and quality of the teaching.

“Well done to all involved.’”

And tutor Craig D’Arcy added: “It was great to see our young farriers graduate and also celebrate with their proud partners and parents too.”