american farrier's association

Speakers Confirmed for Tulsa


(October 31, 2018) We are really pleased to present our speakers for the 2019 annual convention in Tulsa together with our judges for the 2019 National Forging and Horseshoeing Competition:

Distinguished Speakers

Danvers Child, CJF

Matt Durham, DVM, DACVSMR

Cody Gregory, CJF, ASF, AWCF

Doug Hogue, CJF

Martin Kenny, CJF, APF

Riley Kirkpatrick, CF

Ben Mangan, CJF

Tatsurya Mori, DVM, PhD  (2019 Jim Linzy Memorial Speaker)

Paul Papadatos, CJF, TE, ASF, DipWCF

Sammy Pittman, DVM

Randel Raub, PhD

Terry Stever

Gary Werner, CF

Distinguished Judges

Andrew Casserly, FWCF

James Findler

Lamar Weaver, CJF


Also, sponsorship packets are in the mail and available online. Convention registration packets have been mailed to all current members. Anyone wishing to exhibit in the MarketPlace can find a wealth of information with MarketPlace registration forms here

Online registration for attendees:

Online competitor registration:

PLEASE NOTE: We are seeing an increase in activity of scammers who call
people they identify as possible event attendees and offer them much lower hotel
room rates through their “service.” The only legitimate booking method for our convention hotel is
through the link below or by calling the phone number listed below and providing the discount group code.

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
Tulsa Downtown
616 W. 7th Street
Tulsa, OK 74127

is our host hotel and is conveniently connected to the Cox Business Convention Center by
a skybridge. Our room block is from March 03- 10, 2019 and the special group rate will be valid until
February 17, 2019, or until the group block is sold out, whichever comes first. Additonal
charges may apply for rooms with more than two occupants.

Rate: $127 (King or Double) plus applicable taxes
For Reservations:
By phone:
800-838-7914. Be sure to provide the group code AFA to receive the
discounted rate
T0 Reserve Online

Parking: Hotel self-parking garage is $5 per day. The parking garage clearance height is 6′. There
is parking offsite for oversized vehicles at the rate of $10 per day. Ask at the hotel registration desk
for more information

FREE AIRPORT SHUTTLE: Call 918-587-8000 when you arrive and receive further directions
and pick-up time

Note: Please support the AFA and FIA by booking through our host hotel online link above or by calling the number provided above and giving them the group code. Also, please be aware that scammers who claim to provide better rates target conventions and conferences and float false information about rates and availability.

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