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2019 Convention

The 48th Annual American Farrier’s Association Convention

March 4-8, 2019 - Tulsa, OK 


Registration is open!

Take advantage of the early bird discounts and receive a free t-shirt by registering before February 8, 2019.


New This Year - Anatomy Lab

A whole horse anatomy lab all day on Tuesday with Matt Durham, DVM, DACVSMR and Cody Gregory, CJF, ASF, AWCF. This demonstration dissection and lecture will focus on musculoskeletal anatomy with an emphasis on function.

All-Star Lineup!

For 2019 there is an all-star lineup of speakers from around the country. Some of the featured program topics include:

  • The Jim Linzy Memorial Lecture - Horseshoeing Methods in Japan – with Specifics on Therapeutic Horseshoeing -Tatsuya Mori, DVM, PhD
  • Whole Horse Anatomy Lab - Matt Durham, DVM, DACVSMR and Cody Gregory, CJF, ASF, AWCF
  • Identifying the Mechanics of the Lower Limb and Designing Shoeing Protocols for Maintenance and Pathological Shoeing - Sammy Pittman, DVM
  • How much “Foo” is required in “Foo Foo Dust”? (Determining the efficacy and quality of supplements) - Randel Raub, PhD
  • The High & Low of Performance - Danvers Child, CJF
  • When, What, & How Hot – Moving Metal and How it Pertains to Farriers Plus Complete Demonstration on How to Make Hot Fit Tongs - Riley Kirkpatrick, CF

More great educational lectures from Ben Mangan, CJF; Gary Werner, CF; Terry Stever; Martin Kenny, CJF, APF; Doug Hogue, CJF and Paul Papadatos, CJF, TE, ASF, DipWCF

Don’t miss the live demonstrations, hands-on stations, and the Farrier Industry Association MarketPlace.

2nd Annual Certification Recognition Ceremony

Did you obtain an AFA Classification, Certification or Endorsement in 2018? If so, you won’t want to miss our recognition ceremony at convention!

There were lots of whoops and hollers last year as we recognized the newly certified AFA members and we are doing this again this year! The AFA Certification Committee will be holding a recognition ceremony for all 2018 newly certified farriers of all levels. The ceremony will take place during the General Membership Meeting on Thursday 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.

Oklahoma Chapter Recognition

We appreciate all of the volunteer efforts of our host chapter, Oklahoma Farriers Association, along with countless others who give of their time to make this convention special.

Convention Brochure

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