Rodney King (NZCEF, CJF, AWCF) was born and raised in New Zealand. He was introduced to horses in his early 20s and quickly grew a passion for Eventing, Show Jumping & Hunting.
Originally attending a short horseshoeing course to shoe his own horses due to a lack of Farriers in the area, a new obsession for Rodney was found. Rodney went on to gain his New Zealand Certification of Equine Farriery (NZCEF) in 2003 and up until joining the Podiatry team at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in 2008, Rodney ran a successful shoeing business consisting mainly of competition & sport horses in North Canterbury, New Zealand.
In 2006 Rodney gained his CJF certification while in the US after competing at the World Championship Blacksmiths competition in Calgary, Canada. A successful competitor both Nationally and Internationally, Rodney has represented New Zealand seven times at the World Championship Blacksmiths Competition in Calgary, Canada.
Recipient of numerous scholarships and awards within the Farrier industry, Rodney strives to further educate himself and joined Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital’s Podiatry Department to work alongside Dr Scott Morrison DVM and his team. In November 2009 Rodney passed the Worshipful Company of Farrier’s AWCF exam which was held outside of the UK for the first time in history.
Therapeutic, remedial & performance shoeing dealing with various foot conditions are all a part of everyday life for this Kiwi born Farrier.