February 2-5, 2016 • Cincinnati, Ohio

13thannualInternational hoof-care Summit

Register online today


2015 Hoof-Care Summit Review


gateway to
better footcare

4 days and dozens of hours of non-stop, in-depth footcare learning ... plus networking with others in your profession who are dedicated to self-improvement.

Top Experts. Worldwide Experience.

  • Mitch Taylor

    mitch taylor


    Kentucky Horseshoeing School,
    Richmond, Ky..

  • Mike Caldwell

    Mark caldwell

    Farrier Instructor

    Myerscough College

  • Bob Bowker

    Dr. bob bowker

    Retired Researcher

    Michigan State University

  • Stephen O' Grady

    Dr. stephen o' grady


    Marshall, Va.

Valuable tips, ideas and techniques from:

  • Pat Burton, Farrier, Burleson, Texas.
    will pull ideas from his decades of experience to focus on reading external landmarks of the hoof.
  • Danvers Child, Farrier, Lafayette, Ind.
    Will discuss focus on isolated elements and features of the foot as beneficial but it can also prove detrimental.
  • James Gilchrist, Farrier, Wellington, Fla.
    Will share his insight on how he developed his successful Wellington, Fla., multi-farrier practice.
  • John Schmidt, Farrier, Shelbyville, Tenn.
    He’ll discuss the needs of gait analysis for Tennessee
    Walking Horses.
  • Brad Porter, Head Farrier, Hong Kong Jockey Club. 
    Will share his insight as the head farrier of the Hong Kong Jockey Club in reviewing quarter crack repair techniques.
  • Stuart Muir, Resident Farrier, Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital.
    Will show how to make and apply the glue-on hinge/spring shoe and how to transition the horse out of the shoe.


Trade Show Sessions offering you the first look at 2015 products.


General sessions





Plus: Gain valuable education credits

Special Thanks To Our 2016 Educational Partners:

Download the 2015 program (PDF)
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Additional conference information


Register online for $359. Apprentices/student registration is $194.50. To register offline, please download the 2016 Registration form.

Hotel Reservations:

You can reserve your hotel rooms at the special International Hoof-Care Summit rate of $119 per night by calling 1-800-228-9290. Make sure you mention the International Hoof-Care Summit to get the special rate. Room availability is limited, so be sure to make your room reservations as soon as possible.

IHCS Sponsors:

For information about each of the 2015 International Hoof-Care Summit sponsors, click their logo above.

Continuing Education Credits:

If you are a veterinarian, veterinary technician or British farrier you can earn up to 24 credit hours of continuing education credits. Also, members of the American and Canadian Associations of Professional Farriers can earn enough credit hours at the International Hoof-Care Summit to fulfill all of their annual continuing education requirements.

Downtown Map/Parking

If you're seeking a map of downtown Cincinnati and/or contact information for alternative parking lots outside of the hotels, download parking map.

Airport Transportation

Transportation from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport is available via Executive Transportation. Service desks are located in every terminal in the baggage claim area. Cost is $30 roundtrip or $22 one way. Reservations can be made via e-mail (prepay with a credit card or pay at the Executive Transportation desk at the airport) or call (800) 990-8841. You can also purchase tickets at the airport, but you may have to wait for the next available shuttle.

Things to Do/Dining

Download and print a map of downtown Cincinnati for points of interest and things to do in the downtown area. View a list of restaurants and places to dine.

Questions about the International
Hoof-Care Summit?

Contact American Farriers Journal
by phone at (866) 839-8455
or (262) 782-4480
by fax at (262) 786-5564;

by email at

or by mail at
P.O. Box 624
Brookfield, WI 53008-0624