17th Luwex-Hoof Symposium 16 October
For the last 16 years we spared no
effort to provide a great
platform of continuing education
for Farriers and Veterinarians
from all over the World.
This October Kreuth, in the beautiful
Bavarian countryside, will again be
the venue of Europe’s largest farrier
and vets meeting and market place
around the equine hoof.
We are delighted to announce a
handful of the best Lecturers in this
Our 2014 motto
„17. Luwex- Don’t miss the forest through the
This year the emphasis is on:
- Laminitis and Founder
- Horn Capsule changes
- Ancient and modern shoeing techniques
- The basics for correct shoeing
- The advantages of good anvil skills
Lecturers for theory and practice:
Moderator and chairman
Dr. Kai Kreling (G)
Farrier with the German national team
Loic Entwistle (F)
“T Ho Na l a d s Co s qu
Stephan Becker (G)
Farrier and original thinker
Hoof; do w sp ak
sam la guag ?”
Simon Alt (CH)
Farrier that thinks out of the box.
“Ev ybody wa s a X-ray, but
nobody really looks at the foot. “
Dr. Kirstin Becker (G)
DVM and chiropractic
“How, what, why: Lameness origins, the
functional biomechanics, how can the
cog z p obl ms a ly o .“
Dr. Charlotte v. Zadow (G)
DVM and Farrier
“ ow b l v
o do w k ow ; Is
our farriery science bas d?”
Denis Leveillard (F)
Farrier and anvil artist
Rob Renirie (NL)
Farrier of the Dutch National Team
Dr. Hans Castelijns (I)
„S o g
H d L mb Fo
P fo ma c a d T a m
Prof. Chris Pollitt (AUS)
Foremost Laminitis Researcher in the
Schedule at a glance
Afternoon: Car Show/ Practical shoeing demonstrations / Marketplace
Evening: Late Night Lecture / Music and Dinner at the hotel
Afternoon: Practical shoeing demonstrations / Marketplace
Evening: Live music and dinner at the Riedener Halle
All day long: Practical shoeing demonstrations / Marketplace / Presentations and
Workshops with exhibitors
Changes in program and schedule may occur.
The Farrier-Car-Show will be held on Thursday afternoon:
Please come with your working vehicles for the “Car Show” on Thursday afternoon. The cars will be presented
and assessed on the exhibition premises above the Ostbayernhalle. Let your colleagues check your cars and get
suggestions for new ideas. The best vehicles will be honoured with fantastic prizes with the winners sharing
prices worth 2000€. And last but not least, it is also a question of pride to own one of the best working vehicles
in Europe. So prepare your “ride” for the car show!
As in previous years, many wholesalers and producers from Germany and abroad will exhibit their
products. Meanwhile, it is the largest and most important exhibition for producers in the field of farrier
products. This is also the best opportunity to inform yourself about new tools, materials and car
accessories. There is also the possibility to purchase at favourable exhibition prices.
Translations are offered in Spanish, English and German.
For groups of 15 persons and more, Italian and French translations can be arranged.
Waldhotel – double room, holiday apartments from 2 to 4 persons.
Gutsgasthof – double rooms, single rooms.
Pension Rundblick – double rooms, single rooms (distance to the venue
approx. 2 km)
Rooms will be reserved on a “first come, first served”-basis. Bookings for one
night only are unfortunately not possible in the Waldhotel!
We can organize rooms for only one night in smaller hotels nearby, provided
you book as early as possible. They are very comfortable and only 2 – 5 km
One request: Single rooms are only available in limited quantities. Therefore, please
book single rooms only if absolutely necessary. We will try to provide accommodation
for as many farriers as possible in the Waldhotel. Therefore, please agree with
friends to take double rooms and always call us before booking single rooms!
Should you attend the symposium with three or four friends, we recommend to book
the fantastic, huge holiday apartments including living room, 2 separate sleeping
rooms, kitchen and bathroom. The nights will be short anyway, it is more fun with
friends, less expensive and helps us a lot with the organization! Thank you!
Value added tax - VAT
All participants, including the guests from foreign countries, have to pay the
gross prices, which means including VAT. As the meeting is hosted by Germany,
the German VAT has to be paid.
Deadline for registration: October 1, 2014
Everybody who registers and pays his registration fee before October 2d, 2014, will
participate at the raffle.
Main prize: A surprise package resp. surprise trip with a total value of 800 €
and other minor prizes.
For registrations after October 1st, we have to charge an additional fee of 40 €
(postmark as of October 2d.).
Venue: Ostbayerisches Pferdesport- und Turnierzentrum
D-92286 Kreuth (Rieden) near Amberg (please note: there is another Kreuth in
Germany also!; In other words it is the Kreuth locality of the town of Rieden in the
County of Amberg Germany, Postcode D-92286).
via Nuremberg; A 6; exit: Amberg Süd
via Regensburg; A 93; exit: Schwandorf Süd
by airplane: airport Nuremberg or Munich: direct train connection to
Amberg i. d. Oberpfalz or car rental
From the USA: Boston / New York to Munich
Tel. 0049 (0) 9435 300 97 97, Fax. 0049 (0) 9435 300 97 98
e-mail: [email protected] or [email protected], www.luwex.de or
For more information, click on www.luwex.net under Hoof Symposium/Hufsymposium
We are looking forward to welcome you and to see you again.
Josef Luber and his Team
So let’s start for the 17th Luwex.
Let’s learn a lot and celebrate a bit.
Hoping to see you soon in Kreuth.
Your Luwex Team