American Farriers Journal has announced the addition of distinguished farrier Jay Tovey to the 2019 International Hoof-Care Summit speaker lineup.

Bedfordshire, England farrier Jay Tovey has over 20 years of farrier experience and has many distinguishing accomplishments, including passing the Fellowship exam in 2017 — an achievement held by only a handful of people in the world. He was also awarded Farriery examiner and judge by The Worshipful Company of Farriers. Tovey was a farrier for the 2012 Olympics in London.

During his intuitive Hoof-Care Classroom Session Wednesday morning, Jan. 23, “The Uses of the Half Heart Bar Shoe,” Tovey will draw from his footcare work and research to compare the more traditional half-frog plate, half heart bar shoe. To close out the day on Thursday, Jan. 24 in his insightful, researched based General Session presentation, “The Digital Cushion and its Relationship With the External Hoof,” Tovey will discuss his research on the correlation of digital cushion depth/position and heel depth using both external measurements and CT technology. 

Learn more here about Jay Tovey's sessions and other sessions that will be featured during this 4-day learning and networking event.

A discounted registration rate of $394 is available through January 2, 2019, offering a $35 discount off the full rate of $429. Registration can be made online or by calling (262) 432-0388 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT, Monday-Friday.

Educational Partners sponsoring the 16th annual International Hoof-Care Summit include: Life Data Labs, Equine Digital Support System, Castle Plastics, The Equine Lameness Prevention Organization (ELPO), Vettec and SmartPak.