american farrier's association

AFA PreCertification Clinic (TN)

Shelbyville, TN

Location to be determined
Instructors: Hank Chisholm, CJF, Lucas Gilleland, CJF, Eric Gilleland, CJF and Daniel Jones, CJF

To reserve a spot contact Lee Crites, CJF at 615-207-2364

Tex Cauthen Memorial Seminar (KY)

Optimizing Veterinary Farrier Team Interactions

FREE Educational Seminar – The Lecture Theatre, Room 110, Gluck Equine Research Center

RSVP by Jan 15, 2018 – Call 502-513-3058 or email

Texas Certification (TX)

Host: Texas Professional Farriers Assoc

Examiner: Pat Burton, CJF

$175 for AFA Members, $325 for Non AFA Members.

All Levels/Areas Offered

January 19th: Written exams, as well as turning in your shoe boards, should be expected. As you are finishing your written exam, you will be expected to start your bar shoe or fix any modifications from your shoe board.

January 20th: STARTING PROMPTLY AT 8am. Practical exams (the horse), business meeting to follow.

Contact Tony Dawson to reserve a horse by December 15th.

Host Hotel: Super 8 921 South 2nd Street Stephenville, TX 76401 (254) 965-0888

*Ask for TPFA Rate ($58/king, $63/double).

World Championship Blacksmiths Contest (NV)

Hosted by: World Championship Blacksmiths

Judges: Chad Chance, CJF and Gene Lieser, CJF

LSU Wet Lab (LA)

Hosted by Southern Farriers Association
Contact:  Dick Fanguy, CJF 225-315-1100 or David Hodges, CJF 228-861-6792


Veterinarian/Farrier Happy Hour (FL)

Hosted by Brandon Equine Medical Center

Clinician: Dr. Ruth-Anne Richter & Jim Zimmerman, CF

Start time: 6:00PM

Interactive Discussions, Camaraderie, and Dinner!

AAEP 63rd Annual Convention (TX)

Anchored by more than 100 hours of CE, the world’s largest education event for equine veterinarians returns to the always-popular city of San Antonio to deliver the latest clinical knowledge in veterinary medicine.

To view the complete program for the 360° and Focus meetings or to register, visit The program and registration for the annual convention will be available this summer.

The American Association of Equine Practitioners, headquartered in Lexington, Ky., was founded in 1954 as a non-profit organization dedicated to the health and welfare of the horse. Currently, AAEP reaches more than 5 million horse owners through its over 9,000 members worldwide and is actively involved in ethics issues, practice management, research and continuing education in the equine veterinary profession and horse industry.

Derby City Classic- 1st Leg of Great Lakes Triple Crown (KY)

Hosted by: Derby City Horseshoeing Association

Derby City Classic 1st Leg of the Great Lakes Triple Crown

Judge: Conrad Trow, CJF

Shayne Carter (Cancelled-will be in 2018) (CA)

Hosted by Western States Farriers Association

Clinician: Shayne Carter, CJF


  • $675 WSFA Members
  • $725 Non-Members

Forging Clinic (MI)

Hosted by Michigan Horseshoers Association

Clinician: Bodie Trnka, CJF