Cody Gregory is an accomplished farrier, blacksmith, and competitor. Driven by his passion for the trade, he takes his education and practice seriously. Cody trimmed his first pony and made his first shoe when he was four years old. He shod his first horse solo when he was eight. He was forge-welding and making everything from hoof picks to knives before he was out of grade school.
Winning his fist buckle in a farrier competition at the age of six, Cody has since competed all over the US and at several international competitions. He was the alternate on the American Farrier’s Team in 2012 where he won first place at the Internationals Alternate Class in Stoneleigh. In 2013, 2014, and 2015 he earned a spot on the World Champion Blacksmith Team. Cody was the WCB National Champion in 2014 as well, and was part of that team when they won the world title at Calgary in 2015. He was also the top placing American in Calgary at the World Championship Blacksmiths Competition in 2013, and has won the Capewell Cup at the American Farrier’s Association annual convention and contest.
Cody became the youngest AFA Certified Farrier at fourteen years old and was a Certified Journeyman Farrier by fifteen. In 2009 at the age of seventeen, Cody received a Diploma of the Worshipful Company of Farriers, and continued on to earn an Associateship of the Worshipful Company of Farriers at nineteen.
Anyone who has spoken to Cody at length knows how much he values competing. He’ll tell you about how much you learn from practicing and that striving to meet a goal helps you grow. His continuous journey to create the perfect tools for competing and day-to-day use has given him a unique perspective on tool making. Years of honing his skills, paired with his experience as an instructor at Heartland Horseshoeing School, have put him in a unique position. Not only does Cody Gregory make great tools, he wants to share his knowledge.
Want to know more? Listen to Brian Mullins, CJF interview Cody Gregory.