A MAN from Goring has won an award as part of his qualification as a blacksmith.
David van den Broek, 24, achieved the highest score in the country for his theory paper when he sat his final exams.
He won the David Llewellyn Prize from the Worshipful Company of Farriers, which oversaw his training, and was presented with the plaque at a ceremony at the Honourable Artillery Company’s headquarters in London.
Mr van den Broek, of Icknield Road, was one of about 60 students around the country who sat the exams.
He had two-and-a-half hours to complete five essay questions about the anatomy of horses, the various diseases that affect their feet and the history of the profession.