In the heart of the country and in the heart of horse country, the American Farrier’s Association maintains its headquarters at the National Horse Center on the grounds of the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky. Nearly one million equine enthusiasts visit the facility each year, and all are welcome to visit our offices and tour the working farrier shop.
Rachel Heighton initially worked for the AFA as a college intern, returned as an Administrative Assistant, and rejoined us as Office Manager in January of 2008. Without a current executive director, Rachel works directly with the Executive Committee on the day to day running of the office, does the bookkeeping, and works closely with the Convention Coordinating Committee.
Rachel and her husband reside in Georgetown, KY with their daughter, Sophie, and their 2 cats.