Hopeful Dreams Farm
As a third generation horseman, Ben Pittman has been able to combine his love of horses with his devotion to helping them. Ben spent most of his childhood on his grandparents farm in West Virginia. He thrived on the long days and hard work of farm life. His grandfather taught him about horsemanship and instilled in him a compassion for animals. This shines through in his daily work.
Ben graduated Eastern Farrier School in Fall 1997. He apprenticed with some accomplished farriers for the next few years as he built his full time business. Through apprenticing, Ben learned the basics of shoeing different disciplines and the art of handmaking horseshoes. This lead him to competing with his shoemaking skills. Traveling from Michigan to Florida, he has achieved many of his goals. Most recently, Ben won the Virginia State Horseshoeing Championship for the second consecutive year.
In past years he has been the North Carolina Champion in the Novice and Intermediate divisions. In Florida, he won Reserve Champion and in Virginia, he’s won all divisions. Ben’s dedication to quality inspires him to reach these goals.
Ben currently specializes in shoeing performance Hunter/Jumper horses. He travels across state lines to shoe as well. He has knowledge of the specific gaits known to the Tennessee Walking Horse and has experience shoeing all show divisions. Ben is a board member of the Virginia Horseshoers Association and is a certified farrier through the American Farriers Association.
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