The Texas Professional Farriers Association (TPFA) and the Oklahoma Farriers Association (OFA) are holding their second annual drawing to benefit its Injured and Disabled Farriers Funds. The grand prize is a fully-stocked Stonewell Bodies Middi Horseshoeing trailer that is worth more than $20,000.
Last year, Texas farrier Rick Garrison was the recipient of the first trailer.
Nolan Walker, owner of Nature Farms Farrier Supply, says that this drawing is important because of the great effect it has helping disabled and injured farriers. “Farriers helping farriers, is what we’re just trying to do,” he says.
Last year’s drawing was very successful, according to Walker, and he says that at just the International Hoof-Care Summit they sold $10,000 worth of tickets.
Walker says they just got the advertising wrap, which must remain on the trailer for a year, and are going to start showing it around at farrier functions and begin the ticket selling process. Dick Fanguy, national sales representative for Stonewell Bodies, expressed the connection his company has to the drawing and why it is important for them to be a part of it.
“Our company is based in this industry, that’s our origin,” he says. “We have to give back and help support it, especially in a situation like this.”
The drawing will take place at the 2019 American Farrier’s Association Convention in Tulsa, Okla. Besides the grand prize drawing for the trailer, there will also be additional farrier-related prizes at the raffle. You do not need to be present for the drawing to win the prizes. The winner is responsible for transport, tax, title and licensing of the trailer and you must be 18 years old to enter.
Tickets are $20 each. To purchase tickets, visit the drawing’s website, contact Nature Farms Farrier Supply at (405) 307-8031, Texas Farrier Supply at (817) 478-6105 or any member of the TPFA and OFA.
The TPFA and OFA are still accepting donations for tools and supplies to stock the trailer, and advertisers. For more information, call (405) 307-8031.