Hufbeschlaglehrschmiedin/Hufbeschlaglehrschmied Recognition

Anyone who wants to work as a hoof shoesmith needs state recognition.

Examination certificates acquired outside Germany in the field of hoof and claw fittings can be treated in the same way in accordance with the Hufbeschlag-Anerkennungsverordnung (HufBeschl-AnerkennV). This ordinance also regulates the procedure of state recognition for persons with equivalent certificates.

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  • Hufbeschlag-Anerkennungsverordnung (HufBeschl-AnerkennV)

Initially, no special documents are required. If an existing qualification is to be recognised, the documents proving that qualification must be attached. The competent authority shall provide information on further necessary documents in individual cases.


With the application for recognition, a certificate of good conduct must also be applied for.

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  • Hufbeschlaggesetz (HufBeschlG)
  • Hufbeschlag-Anerkennungsverordnung (HufBeschl-AnerkennV)
  • Hufbeschlagverordnung (HufBeschlV)

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Lower Saxony Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection

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