Jim Linzy Fund
Jim Linzy was a nationally known farrier from Pine Bluff, Ark. He was an early member and strong supporter of the AFA, was president of the Southern Farriers Association, a member of Anvil 21 Club, a widely traveled and respected clinician and teacher and a shoer of gaited horses with few equals. The AFA gives an annual award to an outstanding clinician in his name. He was murdered in 1990.
Linzy’s interest was in farrier education both at home and abroad and in helping other people that needed a helping hand. In his memory, the Jim Linzy Fund was created to carry on his shortened work. The money that is raised in his name is divided into three categories: 50% goes to the AFA to fund the Jim Linzy Memorial Lecture at the annual convention; 30% goes to the World Farriers Association for farrier education programs in lesser-developed countries around the world; and 20% is reserved to fund clinics and programs to help sick or injured AFA members.