january 24-27, 2017 • Cincinnati, Ohio

14thannualInternational hoof-care Summit

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Trusted Practices,
Innovative Thought

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.

  • Mike Wildenstein

    Mike Wildenstein

    Lexington, KY

  • Dr. Jennifer Hagen

    Dr. Jennifer Hagen

    University of Leipzig, Germany

  • Simon Curtis

    Simon Curtis

    New Market, England

  • Dave Farley

    Dave Farley

    Coshocton, OH

Valuable tips, ideas and techniques From These Experts And Many More:

  • Mike Wildenstein — one of only three people in the world to have passed the distinguished Fellow of the Worshipful Company of Farriers examination in the United Kingdom with an "Honors" designation, and only one of four farriers in the United States to have passed the Fellowship exam.
  • Dr. Jennifer Hagen — professor and researcher at Leipzig University's Institute of Veterinary Anatomy.
  • Simon Curtis — practicing farrier and worldwide lecturer with 40 years of hoof-care experience. He has demonstrated farriery on six continents and published three text books.
  • Dave Farley — practicing farrier and past resident farrier at the Ohio State University, in Columbus, Ohio. Over the course of his extensive career, he has been a clinician and educator, giving clinics and seminars throughout North America, Canada and Europe


Trade Show Sessions offering you the first look at 2017 products.


General sessions





Plus 18 how-to clinics

Special Thanks To Our 2017 Educational Partners:

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Additional conference information


Take advantage of the special Earl Bird Rate and register online now for only $369 (rate increases to $399 after January 2, 2017). Or download the registration form and fax or mail it back to the address/phone number provided.

Download The 2017 Summit Program:

Download the 2017 Summit program now to view the complete lineup of speakers and sessions.

Hotel Reservations:

To reserve your room at the host Hilton Netherland Plaza hotel, please call 800-445-8667 or book online. Make sure to mention the "International Hoof-Care Summit" to get the special room rate. NOTE: There are a few rooms remaining at the Hilton but all dates of your requested stay may not be available at the time of your inquiry. You may want to check back from time to time as cancellations do occur.

An additional block of rooms is open at the nearby Hyatt Regency Cincinnati hotel for the Summit rate of $128 per night. To reserve your room at the Hyatt, please call 402-592-6464 or book online. Make sure to mention the "International Hoof-Care Summit" to get the special room rate.

Continuing Education Credits:

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 $36 roundtrip or $24 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) 432-0388
by fax at (262) 786-5564;

by email at

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