The Expert | James Balfe
James Balfe is a farrier with over 40 years’ experience in the thoroughbred industry.
Originally from County Mayo in the western part of Ireland, Balfe first came to Australia in 1996 to work for Coolmore. He now calls Australia home.
Together with Sarah Wills, Balfe breeds thoroughbreds for racing and Connemara ponies for jumping and performance sports at their stud Killeenfarna Connemara In Scone, New South Wales.
"You learn something new every day that you work with horses."
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