These horseshoes are designed to hold up for commercial and professional use. We ship them daily to clubs and institutions as well as to individuals who all pitch them regularly for extended sessions, which often amount to hours upon hours of continuous daily use. If being purchased for occasional use (a few times a summer in the backyard), they could easily last a lifetime!
Since it's introduction in the mid 1960's the Imperial "Original" has been regarded as the "Rolls Royce" of tournament horseshoes. In the first years of existence it gained the favor of the top players and won State, National and World championships. In 1968 Elmer Hohl of Canada used Imperials when he set the then all time record for the highest ringer percentage in the Men's division of the World Tournament. That record of 88.2 percent sood for over forty years until broken by Alan Francis in 2009. Imperial horseshoes have won countless championships by many top players right up to now. This is a proven horseshoe that has earned it's great reputation.