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2019 Convention Competition

The 48th Annual American Farrier’s Association Convention

March 4-8, 2019 - Tulsa, OK 





Competition Details

Click here to download the detailed competition shoe file, rules and more information [PDF].

2019 National Forging & Horseshoeing Competition

Are you interested in competing? If so, be sure to attend the lecture on Wednesday morning presented by Ben Mangan, CJF who will provide helpful tips on getting ready for your next contest. Ben is a formidable competitor, and he has the credentials to prove it. He earned a berth on the American Farriers Team in 2010, 2011 and 2014, served on the World Championship Blacksmiths team in 2013, and won the National Championship in 2013 in Reno, NV and again in 2017 in Arlington, TX.

The new competition format introduced in 2018 continues for the 2019 National Forging & Horseshoeing Competition. The contest will be conducted in rounds of 20 AFA provided forging stations which means competitors will have greater opportunities to take in more of the convention and will no longer need to haul a station. The Intermediate Division is open to farriers who have never won the Intermediate Division or competed in the Open Division (2-Person Draft excluded) at a prior convention competition. Open Division members wishing to be considered for the American Farriers Team must have attained AFA CJF certification and be a citizen of the USA or have attained permanent residence status.

Entry deadline is December 3, 2018.

Competition Judges

Open Division
Andrew Casserly, FWCF
James Findler
Lamar Weaver, CJF

Intermediate Division
2018 AFT Team
Bodie Trnka, CJF
Craig Trnka, CJF
Lamar Weaver, CJF
Rusty Wells, CJF
Travis Smith, CJF (first alternate)

New Rule for the 2019 Open Division

The Top 20 will be determined by the overall average of all 3 individual classes.