MARBLEHEAD, OHIO Sept. 13, 2019 – Adam Pendleton, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and Certified Journeyman Farrier will celebrate the grand opening of his thoughtfully-designed equine clinic Saturday, September 28 and Sunday, September 29, 2019. 

Together with the Mid-Eastern Farriers Association, the celebration will include presentations from internationally-acclaimed farrier and technician, Gertjan Korsman, CEF, case presentations from Adam Pendleton, DVM, CJF, hands-on workshops, tours of the clinic, an auction to benefit MEFA and more.

Dr. Pendleton, owner and founder of HandforgedVet, is enthusiastic about welcoming all to the grand opening.

“Gertjan is a wealth of knowledge and I am so pleased we were able to bring him overseas, ” Pendleton said.

“He started his career in 1984 as a veterinary technician at the university of Utrecht Netherlands where he was fascinated by the difference farriers could make for horses with orthopedic issues.  He became a certified farrier in 1991 after seeing the challengers of poor farriery on the locomotion and welfare of the horses – and owners! It is for that reason I know his presentations and hands-on will resonate with everyone,” Pendleton continued.

Currently Korsman is the resident farrrier at Lingehoeve Diergeneeskunde In Lienden(Netherlands) where he works with a highly skilled  team of veterinarians. His practice includes providing farrier services for some of the best dressage horses in the world.

Both the people and the location will make this grand opening event unique.

HandforgedVet Equine Clinic is in Marblehead, Ohio – the beautiful lakeside town with easy access in Northwest Ohio.

“Encouraging dialogue that results in the best podiatry possible has been a dream of mine,” said Pendleton. “The clinic is the culmination of my mission to have the essentials necessary for a thorough look at a horse’s gait, feet and locomotion -- but, most importantly, the space for horse owners, farriers, trainers and veterinarians to collaborate for the health of the horses. That is why this grand opening celebration is so important to me. It is the kick-off of a welcoming environment for the horse community.”

“While the atmosphere and amenities are top-notch, the clinic is inviting and unintimidating,” said MEFA president, Michale Boal. “Because MEFA’s mission is to provide continuing education, promote professional ethics and keep current with modern development of farriery science, collaborating with Adam on the grand opening event was the perfect fit.”

Admission to the event is free. Food will be available for purchase. Registration is not required,but encouraged at Due to scheduling issues, the event will take the place of the December MEFA Annual Clinic and Contest.

For more information on the grand opening event, or for additional information on Dr. Pendleton’s practice, visit

About HandforgedVet

Founded by Adam Pendleton, DVM, CJF in 2014, HandforgedVet offers the highest standard of care by specializing in athletic horse medicine, podiatry and lameness issues. The practice also includes general field ambulatory services and surgeries such as dentistry, lacerations, colic evaluations, gelding, lameness, gain analysis, pre-purchase examinations, acupuncture and complimentary medicine.  In 2019 HandforgedVet expanded to include a new, 4,000 square-foot, thought-fully designed clinic featuring exam and procedure rooms custom-outfitted for equine patients.

About Adam Pendleton DVM, CJF

Beginning his shoeing career at a young age alongside his father, Pendleton became a CF at age 15 and CJF at 19. After many successful years as a farrier, he attended veterinary school with hopes of bridging the ever-growing gap between veterinary medicine and farriery. Dr. Pendleton graduated from The Ohio State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2013 becoming only the seventh person in the world to hold both a DVM and CJF. He apprenticed with some of the best veterinarians and farriers in the U.S. and abroad, including a month at the Lingehoeve Veterinary Clinic in the Netherlands, one of the leading diagnostic imaging centers in the world. Today Dr. Pendleton shares his more than 21 years of farrier experience and veterinary training presenting at such places as the prestigious William Woods University, and for organizations such as the British Morgan Horse Society in Hereford, England. He remains very active with farrier’s associations both on a local and national level, and heads his practice out of Marblehead, Ohio.

About MEFA

M.E.F.A. is solely dedicated to the maintaining of a viable, professional association which will provide an avenue for all involved in the horse industry; Veterinarians, horseshoers and horse owners alike.