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Member Benefits

Join the AFA!


Being an AFA Member means that you are a part of a community that cares about the hoof care industry. As part of your membership you have access to benefits, discounts and resources. Click here for the members only page with instructions and codes for redeeming your benefits and discounts.

AD&D Insurance - Free!

Active Regular, Associate, Lifetime and Student Members of the Association receive an automatic $50,000 Accidental Death & Dismemberment Cigna Insurance Policy. The policy covers members 24 hours a day for both on and off the job. 

American Horse Council Advantage Plan

Our AHC membership provides individual discounts to our members through the AHC Advantage Plan with discounts from the following organizations:

  • John Deere
  • Nationwide Insurance
  • Sherwin Williams Paints
  • Office Depot
  • Valvoline Oil
  • UPS
  • Suncast Commercial Resin, Wood and Metal Products
  • RedBrand Fencing

Click here to view the AHC Advantage Plan brochure with details and redemption codes (members only - must sign in).

Discounted Farrier Insurance

Receive an AFA members only discount from already great rates:
Allen Financial Insurance Group- Click here for web page

  • Farrier Liability & Care Insurance
  • Custody & Control with an Equipment Suppliers Floater
    Contact Brent Allen at 800-874-9191 or email:

Roadside Assistance Plan

The $29 activation fee is waived for AFA members. Call USRider or go online to learn
about their 24/7 nationwide roadside assistance for you and your rig. Plans start at $149 a year.

Disability & Other Insurance

Members and their spouses receive 15% lower premiums for Disability Income Insurance. Other product benefits are Universal Life Insurance, Single Premium Annuity, and Long Term Care.

Live Online instruction

Exclusive member access and discounts to interactive live video Q&As, demos, pre-certification instruction, and more through Crowdcast.

Hotel Rates Up to 55% Off

Save on hotel rates with HOTELSTORM.

Car Rental - Special Rates

AFA Members enjoy special member rates, value-added discounts and the latest in
technology, products and services with Avis and Budget.

Equipment & Apparel Discounts

Discounts from Equine Equipment Company on products from Exmark, FarmPaint, New Holland, Tenda Horse, and Toro.

Save 30% on Ariat brand apparel and footwear.

Educational Resources

The AFA Certification Program is dedicated to the welfare of the horse. Those that participate in the program increase their knowledge and hone their skills through accepting the challenge of the certification process. “The AFA Certification Guide” and hoof templates are available for purchase. Members receive reduced testing fees.
Members can also take a Certified Farrier practice test and access two sample TE questions on our website under the Membership tab.

The AFA Annual Convention offers farriers a 4 day event with in-depth lectures, demonstrations and hands-on stations coming from top farriers and equine veterinarians. Members receive a discounted registration and competition fee.

The AFA's 'No Foot, No Horse' magazine is published every other month and mailed to all members. A digital copy can be accessed on our website under the Resources tab.

We are very pleased to share digital access to 'Forge' and 'Forge Knowledge' magazines with our members.These are highly regarded magazines from the British Farriers and Blacksmiths Association. Members can access these magazines, as well as 'The Clinician' from the Northeast Association of Equine Practitioners, under the Resources tab.

Find a Farrier Directory

The AFA website has a Find-A-Farrier section for horse owners to search for and find AFA Member Farriers.

Community Advantages

The farrier world is like none other, and the friendships you forge will last a lifetime.

  • Volunteer and help build the community!
  • Get involved with these community resources:
    • Communications are released through the Website, No Foot, No Horse Newsletter, Emails, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
    • Association Chapters are a resource to build a supportive network locally. There are 50 AFA Association Chapters to get involved with.
    • AFA Committees need volunteers to continually provide support to farriers.
  • Committees
    • Achievement Committee
    • American Farriers Team
    • ByLaws Committee
    • Certification Committee
    • Communication Committee
    • Convention Committee
    • Cultural Exchange Committee
    • Education Committee
    • Executive Committee
    • Equine Research Committee
    • Finance Committee
    • Horse Owner Education Committee
    • Member Services/Member Committee
    • Nominations and Elections Committee
    • Pre-Certificatin Education Committee
    • Public Relations/Marketing & Advertising Committee
    • Rules Committee
    • Sponsorship Committee
  • Programs
    • American Farriers Team
    • Achievement Awards
    • Bruce Daniels Memorial Scholarship
    • Cultural Exchange
    • Equine Research Fund
    • Jim Linzy Memorial Fund


Join the AFA!