american farrier's association

Benefits Summary

Everyone wants to know what the AFA does for me

Our membership dues provide farriers with many tangible benefits. First and foremost: Salaries for our professional staff members who facilitate all of the great things the AFA does.

  • The AFA Annual Convention : Longest running and most diverse farrier event in North America
  • AFA Certification Program
  • Cultural Exchange
    a.Certified Journeyman Farriers can apply to travel to the UK
  • Communications
    a.New website
    b.Bi-Monthly Newsletter
    c.Bi-Weekly National  E-blasts
    d.Monthly Regional E-Blasts
    f.AFA Facebook Page
  • Jim Linzy Fund
    a.Funds the Jim Linzy Fund Memorial Lecture at the Annual Convention
    b.Funds approved clinic expenses for injured and ill farriers
    c.Bruce Daniels Scholarship provides up to $500 for selected applicants
    just starting out in farriery
  • American Farriers Team
    a.International Competition and Team Practices
    b.Limited number of Chapter Clinics available with AFT members
  • $50,000 accidental death and dismemberment policy
  • Markel discounts on Farrier’s insurance premium
  • NTRA Advantage Program through our American Horse Council Membership
  • Chapters’ Insurance Pool
  • Find- a- Farrier directory listing on the AFA website
  • But our greatest benefit is the intangible one: Our members and the experience and knowledge they hold individually and as a whole.