american farrier's association

World Horseshoeing Classic (KY)

Host: Kentucky Horseshoeing School

February 28- March 2, 2019 marks the dates for the 10th annual World Horseshoeing Classic. The World Horseshoeing Classic is an International Four Person Team Horseshoeing Competition. Eighteen teams from around the world will shoe one horse each of the three days with handmade shoes working out of coke forges. Each team member will shoe one foot. Day one is Roadster Shoeing, day two is Draft Shoeing and day three is Hunter Shoeing. Winning team takes home the grand prize — $10,000.00!

Entry Deadline: October 31, 2018

Contact: • 859-575-4063

Advanced Farrier Clinic (SC)

Clinician: Chris Gregory, CJF, ASF, FWCF

Don’t miss this amazing opportunity!

This will be a great three days dedicated to improving your farrier skills, fine-tuning your forging skills, and applying these to the horse’s foot. Enjoy three full days of hands on learning.

Day 1 – Anatomy Lecture and Hands on Dissection
Day 2 – Forging Demo and Forge Day: A day geared towards advancing your own forging skills, whatever level they may be.
Day 3 – Horseshoeing demo and Hands on Shoeing: Practical and/or Therapeutic horseshoeing demo and hands on shoeing clinic.

Farriers should bring their own rig/set up – complete with anvil and forge (anything you need to forge and shoe a horse). Please RSVP as soon as possible, only 15 shots available! A $150 deposit is required to hold your spot. Registration closes December 31, 2018.

$175 per day, $400 for all 3 days, All deposits are non-refundable.

UHG 7th Annual Horseshoeing and Forging Contest (UT)

Host: Utah Horseshoers Guild

Judge/Clinician: Lamar Weaver, CJF

The contest will be an AFA convention warm up.  Open and Intermediate will be convention shoes; the Novice shoe list will be posted on our Facebook page: Utah Horseshoers Guild

SCFA 1st Annual Clinic and Contest (SC)

Host: South Carolina Farriers Association

Clinician/Judge: Tom Holliday

Hoof House 5th Annual Contest (GA)

Host: The Hoof House

Judge: Phillip Box Jr, CJF

Registration is open.  We have 9 spots each for Division 1, 2 and the Open Division.

If you are interested, please send us the following information: Name, Certification Initials, Division, Shirt Size, and Contact Information (Phone number and email address).

Contact: 404-450-5319 or

Tester Update (VA)

RSVP by September 21st so we can be sure to have enough horses for everybody.

2018 MEFA Clinic and Contest

Hosted by: Mideastern Farriers Association

Clinicians/Judges: Bodie Trnka, CJF and Ben Hupp, CJF

Virginia Certification (VA)

Host: Virginia Horseshoers Association
Examiner: Vince Vesley, CJF
All Levels/Areas Offered

Utah Certification (UT)

Host: Utah Horseshoers Guild

Location: USU South Farm Livestock Pavilion

Examiner: Pat Burton, CJF

All Levels/Areas Offered

Veterinarians & Farriers Workshop (MI)

Host: Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine

Farrier Clinicians: Wayne Preece, FWCF, PgCE & David Hallock, CJF, ASF

MSU Veterinarians: Betsy Carr, DVM,DACVIM, PhD, DAVECC, CVA

Marc Kinsley, DVM, MS, DACVS-LA

Jane Manfredi, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVS-LA, DACVSMR (Equine)

To Register:

Cost: $50 per day