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We are delighted that you have decided to become a member of AFA. Our membership numbers have been steadily on the rise, and for good reasons.

  • The last three annual conventions – in Arlington, TX 2017 and Reno, NV in 2018 and in Tulsa in 2019 have drawn enthusiastic attendees who have praised the quality of the lectures, demos, hands-on, and industry specific shopping opportunities.
  • Our annual National Forging and Horseshoeing Competition which is held each year during convention is drawing competitors from around the US and abroad.
  • Our Chapters are regularly offering clinics with some of the best farriers in the industry.
  • The availability of Pre-Certification workshops is steadily growing, and the number of opportunities for Certification testing is steadily increasing.
  • Our weekly email e-blasts inform members of an array of events on the calendar, as well as reporting on the events that have taken place.

It’s a good time to be a farrier, and an even better time to be a member of the AFA!

Note: A copy of the AFA Certification Study Guide is included with New Regular and Student Memberships.

Click here for a printable AFA Membership Application form.

Regular Membership

Practicing farrier, past or present*.  May hold office and has voting privileges.  May enroll in our Find a Farrier public directory at no additional charge.

Dues: $200 per year.

*If you are a PAST or PRESENT AFA Member, please CLICK HERE to RENEW your membership, rather than joining as a new member.  If you are having trouble logging-in, please contact the AFA Office.

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Associate Membership

For non-farriers, i.e. (veterinarians, suppliers, equine professionals-non-farriers) Benefits: Receives AFA email and print communications, access to some discounts. May not hold office and has no voting privileges.

Dues: $150 per year.

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Horse Owner Membership

Horse owner members are individuals who own horses, but are not practicing farriers. Benefits will include: weekly email news and events, No Foot, No Horse Newsletter, educational clinics, AFA bumper sticker, and hotel discounts. May not hold office and has no voting privileges or insurance coverage.

Dues: $50 per year. 

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Student Membership

Students currently enrolled in a full-time curriculum at an accredited university.

Note: During registration you will need to provide information regarding your enrollment, and upload a copy of your Transcript or a Letter from your school Registrar. Your student membership will be pending approval while we review your application.

Dues: $35 per year.

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