Gavin started his career in Farriery in September 1994, working as apprentice to the world- renowned Simon Curtis and brother Mark Curtis at O.A. Curtis & Sons in Newmarket – the home of horseracing.
He became a qualified farrier in 1999 and during his successful career he has built a reputation for the quality of his workmanship and innovative approach to shoeing horses, especially remedial shoeing. He has a special interest in the development and use of modern materials. Newmarket has two world renowned veterinary hospitals which enables him to work alongside the very best practises in veterinary medicine.
He has also worked overseas, including Japan, France Ireland and Dubai and has retained a network of contacts over the years. Many of the horses he has worked with have gone on to become distinguished stallions and mares
Gavin became an Approved Training Farrier in 2003. Many of his Apprentices, once qualified, have gone on to run their own successful farriery businesses, many sharing his passion for innovation and development in the ancient craft of farriery.