The Indiana Farrier’s Association is accepting applications for the Danny Ward Memorial Scholarship.

A minimum of one scholarship for at least $500 will be awarded to a farrier student who is enrolled in a 6-week or longer program that is owned and/or operated by an active member of the American Farrier’s Association. The application deadline is Oct. 1, 2020. Scholarship recipients must attend farrier school the following calendar year after submitting the application. Scholarship winners will be notified around Jan. 1, 2021.

Danny Ward was the owner and operator of the Danny Ward Horseshoeing School, formerly the Eastern School of Farriery, in Martinsville, Va. A third generation farrier with more than 50 years of shoeing experience, Ward emphasized the importance of education by writing nearly 100 articles on farriery for trade publications, including American Farriers Journal. His articles aimed to improve farrier business practices, addressing topics such as proper tool use, maintenance, selection and storage.

Ward lectured at countless farrier clinics and conferences, including the International Hoof-Care Summit. He has been honored with the American Farrier’s Association’s Outstanding Clinician Award and the Outstanding Educator Award.

He was a four-time member — and 4-year coach — of the North American Farriers Team, judged several forging competitions including Stoneleigh in England, the Heavy Horse Competition in Scotland, the AFA Convention and the World Championships at the Calgary Stampede twice.

A highly sought after therapeutic shoer, Ward also educated farriers on the benefits of open bar shoes. He was known for his skill, humility and dedication. He was a member of the Anvil 21 Club and an early inductee of the International Horseshoeing Hall Of Fame.

Ward passed away in 2018 at the age of 73.

Farrier students can learn more and apply for the scholarship by visiting the Troy Price Horseshoeing School website or call Jenny Price at (260) 622-6052.