FWCF Class 1
Neil is an inordinately experienced highly qualified trainer within the farriery profession with over 20 years of experience.
Mr. Madden has been associated with the Army School of Farrier from 1993 and Myerscough College since 2003 as part of the farriery team that established Myerscough Farriery Department as a school of farriery excellence.
As a consummate and accomplished professional farriery lecture, instructor and assessor Mr Madden transferred his high standards of craftsmanship and in-depth knowledge of farriery from the military stream, where he was employed as the senior farriery lecturer and instructor at the Army School of Farriery, to the civilian National Vocational Training/ Diploma of the worshipful company of Farriers (Dip WCF) system.
Farriery Instructor ASF FE/HE 1995-2004
Defence Animal Centre, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, England LE13 0GX
School of Farriery Science Myerscough College,
Myerscough College, Bilsborrow, Preston, Lancashire. England. PR3 0RY
Delivering Advanced Farriery Practices Leading towards Associate and Fellowship Examinations, Diploma HE Farriery Course Tutor
Freelance Farrier, Farriery consultant responsible for routine, therapeutic, surgical and remedial shoeing North of Scotland
Worshipful Company of Farriers, (Oct-1995 – Oct-2001)
Farrier Class II/ Diploma of The Worshipful Company of Farriers October 1995
Farrier Class I/Associate of The Worshipful Company of Farriers October 1999
Fellow of The Worshipful Company of Farriers October 2001
Member of the Worshipful Company of farriers Examination Board (2002 – present)
British Army Farriery Team (1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003)
National and International Farriery Competitions between 1999 & 2004 Winning a Silver Medal and Bronze medals. Clinician at number of hands-on Clinics and CPD Courses for Advanced Farriery Techniques on behalf of The Worshipful Company of Farriers between 2001 to 2007.