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American Farrier’s Association

49TH ANNUAL Convention

Chattanooga, TN Convention Center

March 9-13, 2020 


Registration Is Open!

You won't want to miss a minute of the jam-packed convention schedule! Take advantage of the early bird discounts and receive a free commemorative T-shirt by registering by February 10, 2020.


Chattanooga Is A Must-See City

We are so excited to bring the AFA Convention and FIA MarketPlace back to the great city of Chattanooga, TN!  The Chattanooga area is continuously growing and boasts may new experiences and places to eat, drink and explore. Near the Smoky Mountains and nestled along the beautiful Tennessee River, extend your stay to see Ruby Falls and Rock City on Lookout Mountain, cruise on the "Southern Belle," raft a nearby river, or bike the 13 miles of the Riverpark. Go to for more information.

Educational Programs to Raise Your Expertise!

We have an all-star lineup of speakers from the United States and the United Kingdom!

  • Travis Burns, CJF, TE, EE, FWCF
  • Chad Chance, CJF
  • Austin Edens, CJF
  • Jennifer Horn, CJF
  • Steve Kraus, CJF
  • Myron McLane, CJF
  • Lee Olsen, CJF
  • Wayne Preece, FWCF
  • Pete Ramey
  • Johanna Reimer, VMD, Diplomate ACVIM
  • Debra Taylor, DVM
  • Michael Wildenstein, CJF, FWCF (Hons)

Don’t miss the CF and CJF demonstrations by AFA Examiners, American Farriers Team demonstrations, hands-on stations, the Farrier Industry Association MarketPlace, certification workshop and testing opportunities, cultural exchange presentations, AFA membership meeting, awards & certification recognition, live & silent auctions and the Grand Finale reception & banquet.  Get engaged in all convention events and festivities!

Expanded Certification Exams Offered!  See Certification above.


3rd Annual Certification Recognition Ceremony

Did you obtain an AFA Classification, Certification or Endorsement in 2019? If so, you should be recognized for your great achievement at our certification recognition ceremony at convention!

The AFA Certification Committee will be holding a recognition ceremony for all 2019 newly certified farriers of all levels. The ceremony will take place during the Grand Finale on Friday evening. Please plan to attend! This event celebrates a lot of effort and dedication. Honorees will also receive special recognition courtesy of Delta Mustad Hoofcare Center.

Tennessee Chapter Recognition

We appreciate all of the volunteer efforts of our host chapter, Music City Horseshoers Association, along with countless others who give their time to make this convention special!

Convention Brochure

Click here to download a printed Convention Registration Packet [PDF].


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