"I have been using Mike Hayward Horse Shoeing with great success for the last three years on my upper level three day event horses. Since using Mike, my horses have been at the top of the Area 6 and National USEA leaderboards and have completed multiple FEI level competitions. Mike is a critical part of the whole team that keeps my horses competitive, sound and happy.

Eventers expect their horses to perform well in not one, but three riding phases, and often on different surfaces of each competition day. The aerobic fitness required at the upper levels mandates frequent gallop sets, and that means plenty of high impact time on valuable feet. The intensity of this discipline makes a knowledgeable farrier a real competitive advantage.

While Mike practices a century's old profession, he sends his invoices digitally and allows payment several ways including PayPal. He answers phone calls promptly, is always punctual and super flexible with his schedule. Mike is a true professional and I value that."

Hilary Bates