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2020 Convention Certification

American Farrier’s Association

49TH ANNUAL Convention

Chattanooga, TN Convention Center

March 9-13, 2020 


Certification Exams Offered at Convention!

Certification Workshop - Tuesday, March 10, 6:00-7:00 PM

The AFA Certification Committee will be offering a Certification Workshop which is open to all.  Testers and Examiners will be present to answer questions about all levels and areas of the Certification Exams, and AFA Certification Chairman Craig Stark, CJF, will oversee the workshop.

Certification Written Test & CF Shoe Display - Tuesday, March 10, 7:00-9:00 PM

Immediately following the Certification Workshop will be the written tests which will be offered for all levels including the Therapeutic Endorsement.  CF Shoe Display scoring will also occur at this time, so all shoe boards must be submitted to the on site AFA Registration office by 5pm on Tuesday.

Certification Shoes - Thursday, March 12, 7:30-10:30 AM

CF Shoe Modifications, CTF Fullered Open Heel Shoe, CJF Bar Shoe,
TE & FE Forging Demonstrations

Go to the 'Register' tab to sign up. Please Pre-Register by Monday, February 10, 2020

Please contact the AFA office at (859) 233-7411 or email with any questions.

Certification Recognition Ceremony

Did you obtain an AFA Classification, Certification, or Endorsement in 2019?

If so, please attend our Certification Recognition Ceremony at the Grand Finale Banquet Friday night!  This event celebrates your achievement and dedication!


Thank You To Our Generous Convention Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor


Hoof Level Sponsors


Forge Level Sponsors


Specialty Level Sponsors


Horseshoe Level Sponsors

Hammer Level Sponsors

Competition Sponsors

National High Point Award

2 Person Draft Class

Reserve National High Point Award

Journeyman Class


Roadster Class

Live Shoeing Class

Specialty Forging Class

Intermediate Division – all classes


Overall High Point Award