Three young farriers have been named Rising Shoeing Stars for their exceptional professional progress within 3 years of graduating from farrier school.

Marie Miyake of Tokyo, Japan; Colton Ellis of Kearneysville, W.Va.; and David Reed of Carbondale, Kan.; will be honored at the 20th annual International Hoof-Care Summit in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Summit will be Jan. 24-27, 2023, at the Duke Energy Center and Hyatt Regency Hotel. Miyake attended Pacific Coast Horseshoeing School in Plymouth, Calif,; Ellis graduated from Kentucky Horseshoeing School in Richmond, Ky.; and Reed is a Lamar, Mo.-based Heartland Horseshoeing School alum.

Each winner will receive $500, a plaque, a 1-year subscription to American Farriers Journal, the AFJ “Kitchen Sink” package (a footcare library with more than 3,500 pages of reference material) and free registration to the Summit. The schools that produced the three winners also will receive plaques and copies of the Kitchen Sink package.

The award, which was created in 2009, is co-sponsored by Pyranha, Equine Medical and Surgical Associates, Straight Arrow Products and Vetericyn.

Nominate a Rising Shoeing Star

To nominate a farrier who graduated from a footcare school in 2020, please send a letter detailing when your nominee graduated, what shoeing school they attended and what they’ve accomplished since graduating.

The deadline for nominations is July 31, 2023. Mail your nomination to American Farriers Journal, P.O. Box 624, Brookfield, WI 53008-0624, or email it to Jeff Cota at