Worshipful Company of Farriers
The Worshipful Company of Farriers
is one of the Livery Companies
of the City of London
. The Farriers, or horseshoe makers, organised in 1356. It received a Royal Charter
of incorporation in 1674. Over the years, the Company has evolved from a trade association for horseshoe makers into an organization for those devoted to equine welfare, including veterinarians. It also supports general charities, as do other Livery Companies.
The Farriers' Company ranks fifty-fifth in the order of precedence for Livery Companies. Its motto is Vi Et Virtue, Latin for By Strength and by Virtue.