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Jack Miller/Pat Gallahan Memorial Clinic (TX)

Host: Texas Farrier Supply #2

Clinicians: Danvers Child, CJF, Pat Broadus, CF and Danny Terry.

A demonstration will be given on shoeing various horse breeds, including Arabian show horses. There will also be an auction with proceeds benefiting Pat Gallahan’s wife.

Billy Crothers Clinic (TX)

Host: Texas Farrier Supply #2

Free clinic with world-renowned farrier Billy Crothers. The clinic will feature demonstrations, lectures and a limited spot hands-on session with Billy in the afternoon. To reserve a spot for the afternoon hands-on session, call Nathan at (817) 594-7522.

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).

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.

Vettec Hands-On Workshop (TX)

Hosted by D&L Farm Supply

Clinician: Tab Pigg, CJF

Vettec Hands-On Workshop (TX)

Vettec will hold a hands-on workshop from 1-4 p.m. at Cooper’s Country Store in Stephenville, TX.

Clinician: Tab Pigg, CJF

37th Annual Shoeing & Forging Contest (TX)

Hosted by the Texas Professional Farriers Association

Judges: Riley Kirkpatrick, CF & Jim Poor, CJF


Conrad Trow Clinic (TX)

D&L Farm and Home is hosting a summit clinic in Aubrey, Texas.

Clinician: Conrad Trow, CJF

Summer Clinic (TX)

Hosted by: Texas Professional Farriers Association

Clinician: Tim Hoover, CJF

Sponsor: Well-Shod Farrier Supply

Hotel Info: 

Nearby Hotels:

  1. Comfort Inn & Suites, 2201 E 20th Ave, Amarillo TX, 79102 // Phone Number: 806-331-7829 // King or 2 Queens is 89+ tax TPFA cut off date is July 31st

  2. Microtel Inn & Suites (Overflow Hotel) Ph: 855-209-9122

Cost: $75 for 2 days // $50 for 1 day

Tim Hoover Bio:


Tim Hoover began his horseshoeing career at a very young age helping his uncle. When he got older he shod part time for ten years while working as an iron worker, pipe fitter and pipe welder.

He achieved his CJF in 1992. He began shoeing full time in 1994. in 1998, he achieved his CJF where he was awarded the best practical score for that year.

Tim has competed at a local level and won Arkansas state champion three times and Oklahoma state champion once.

He also competes with the WCB. In the first 5 years of the WCB, Tim competed in every one of their competitions. in 2010 he won striker of the year.

Tim runs a very successful business. He shoes a wide variety of horses with an eye on efficiency. His goal is a good healthy hoof and a happy customer.

Tim lives in Emmet, Arkansas with his wife of 32 years, Wendy. They have two children and five grandchildren.

Spring Clinic (TX)

TPFA Spring Clinic with Josh Stanley, CJF, AWCF

Cost: $75.00 for two days or $50 for one day

Host Hotel: Best Western North Park Inn

4809 NW Stallings Dr. Nachogdoches, TX 75964

Phone: 936-560-1906

$69.99 + tax for single or double (mention TPFA rate)

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