The Worshipful
Company of Farriers

Promoting the welfare of the horse since 1356


Upper Warden, Heather Clabon

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​I am semi retired from a career working in strategic communications for one of the UK’s leading public relations businesses during which time I managed large contracts and multi-disciplinary teams in major projects both in the UK and globally. I have been accustomed to working with colleagues and clients at the highest level, whilst taking accountability for large budgets and significant deliverables. 

​​​​​​​I joined the Livery in 2011 following my husband who joined in 2008 and my father in law in 1974. 
I became a Court Assistant in 2015 and was appointed as the Livery’s representative to the Livery Schools Link Ltd as well as being appointed Almoner to the Livery in 2018. 

I am also a member of the United Wards Club of the City of London.​​​​​​​​​​​

Middle Warden, John Chilman

 ​​​​​I completed my farriery apprenticeship at Hereford College, and after gaining the AFCL (Associateship), travelled around North America before returning to set up my own farriery business.  I became a Liveryman in 1994 and was elected an Assistant to the Court in 2013.  I have served on a variety of Company committees, including as Chair of the Craft Committee and a six year term as a WCF representative on the Farriers Registration Council. 

Renter Warden, John Cowper-Coles

​​I have worked in London for over 40 years as an Investment Manager specialising in private clients and charities. I became a Liveryman of our Company in 1993 and joined the Court in 2014.  I am on the Company’s Investment Committee and I am also the Property Steward as well a Chair of our Strategic Plan.

My wife Liz and I both grew up in Kent and now live in Hampshire. We have both ridden since an early age and are the proud owners of two Irish Draughts. In addition to riding I enjoy boating in the Solent, Fly Fishing and long distance running.