Summit Countdown

January 21-24, 2025, | Kansas City, Missouri

Check out the latest Summit news and updates.

Welcome to the first edition of the monthly Summit Countdown newsletter. This newsletter was created to bring you exhibitor updates, the latest news, speaker and agenda updates, and exciting glimpses into area attractions and restaurants that Kansas City has to offer.

The 22nd annual International Hoof-Care Summit (IHCS) will be January 21-24, 2025 in Kansas City, Missouri! The new Kansas City (KC) location is necessary due to its previous site, Cincinnati’s Duke Energy Center, closing while undergoing a 2-year renovation project beginning next year.

Why Kansas City? During the site selection process last year, our team surveyed past Summit attendees and American Farriers Journal subscribers. Out of 9 locations in consideration, Kansas City was a top-rated location!

In my 18 years working with American Farriers Journal, I can't express how thrilling it is to have IHCS hosted in a new city! The overall reaction to the new location when talking with returning exhibitors has been a positive and welcomed one.

As the Summit continues in it's third decade, our goal is to continue to help hoof-care professionals expand their education through the 4-day focused program featuring general sessions, classroom sessions, roundtable sessions, "how-to" hoof-care product knowledge clinics and the trade show. We are also planning to incorporate the well-received NEW wet lab sessions from last year, too! Promising to deliver hours upon hours of field-tested footcare ideas gleaned from successful farriers, equine veterinarians and hoof researchers from around the world. As an exhibitor or sponsor you'll benefit from...

  • With hundreds of attendees from around the globe, the Summit provides unrivaled exposure and brand visibility.
  • Networking opportunities forging valuable connections with industry leaders, experts and potential clients.
  • Gain invaluable insights into market trends, consumer preferences and emerging technologies.
  • Launch new products, demonstrate innovative solutions and generate excitement among attendees.
  • Participate in educational sessions and workshops to expand your knowledge and stay informed about the latest industry developments.
  • Capitalize on the Summit as a strategic opportunity to generate leads, secure partnerships and drive sales.

Join us as we gallop toward hoof-care excellence, forging connections, sharing knowledge, and celebrating the passion that unites us all.

Amy Johnson

Amy Johnson

Client Services & Trade Show Coordinator

American Farriers Journal & International Hoof-Care Summit

Kansas City is the Most Centrally Located Major Metropolitan Area in the United States!

Named one of travel guide Lonely Planet's top 10 best cities to visit for 2024, it's the right time to make a trip to the Heart of America. KC's central location makes travel easy...

  • KC's International Airport is within a 3-hour flight from either US coast

  • KC's International Airport features 11 airlines, more than 50 nonstop destinations and 400-plus daily flights
  • 55 million people within a day’s drive
KC Best In Travel 2025
KC Street Car

Kansas City 2.2 Mile Street Car

Sit or stand while you ride for free through the heart of Kansas City’s downtown. The 2.2 mile route along Main Street connects you to the River Market with 16 stops to get you to your destination. Just an 8 minute walk from the Summit's host hotel.

KC Food

Barbecue Capital of the World

Since the early 1900s, the words “Kansas City” and “barbecue” have been synonymous. Barbecue still stands as the city’s signature cuisine with more than 100 outstanding barbecue restaurants attracting people from all over the world.

WWI Memorial & Museum

Area Attractions Museums & More

Unique attractions throughout KC include the National WWI Museum and Memorial, Union Station, American Jazz Museum, National Museum of Toys and Miniatures, Negro Leagues Baseball Museum and much more.

KCI Airport

Newly Renovated Int'l Airport

The Kansas City International Airport boasts a brand-new single terminal airport. Travelers arriving to and departing from the Heart of America will be met with upgraded technology, a long list of locally-inspired amenities and convenient gate access.

Five Star Tesimonial

"It's an event not to be missed, to network and meet farriers from around the world."

- Derek Poupard, Sarasota, Fla.
2024 IHCS Exhibitor, 3D HoofCare

Reserve Your Exhibit Space Today

Act fast! Booth space is on a first-come, first-served basis. Red booths pictured above denote space already reserved. When you reserve your spot now, you’ll have the best chance of securing your preferred location on the Trade Show floor.

Exhibitors can choose from five exhibit size options (in feet):

  • 10x10
  • 10x20
  • 10x30
  • 10x40 (4 booths)
  • 20x40 (8 booths).

The Summit Trade Show runs Jan. 22-23, 2025. To secure your space, you click on the "Reserve Your Booth" button below. For questions about your exhibitor contract application or other information call Amy Johnson at 262-957-6552 or email

Enjoy Your Stay at the Captivating Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center

Live like a local at Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center (a shopping and entertainment district). With a central location attached directly to Crown Center, hotel guests are perfectly placed in the action. Premier shopping, dining and entertainment are a short stroll away at Crown Center.

The International Hoof-Care Summit room block is now open. The nightly room rate is $169/night.

Reserve your room online by clicking the button below or calling (816) 474-4400. Be sure to mention "International Hoof-Care Summit 2025."

Crown Center

About The Crown Center Shopping & Entertainment District

Home to the international headquarters of Hallmark Cards, Crown Center offers something for everyone. With connected access from the host Sheraton Hotel, the 3-level Crown Center Shops feature something you, your spouse and family!

  • 18 Dining Restaurants
  • A variety of 19 shops
  • 3 Entertainment Theaters
  • Sea Life Aquarium
  • LEGOLAND® Discovery Center
  • Crown Center Ice Terrace — the downtown's public outdoor skating rink

Crowd-Drawing Speakers for 2025!

Dr. Jenny Hagen

Dr. Jenny Hagen

Veterinarian, Certified Farrier & Hoof Researcher at the Leipzig University, Germany

Shane Westman

Shane Westman

Farrier at the William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital at the University of California, Davis

Dr. Kirsty Lesniak

Dr. Kirsty Lesniak

Senior Lecturer & Program Manager in the Hartpury University Equine Department in England

We are working weekly on securing speakers and topics for the 2025 Summit and will share them as they are confirmed. Visit for the latest updates.

IHCS Attendee Location Fact

It's no secret why 98.7% of past attendees recommend attending the International Hoof-Care Summit - the world's largest gathering of hoof-care professions each year. Past attendees say they take home an average of $4,576 in ready-to-use ideas. Join us in 2025 and be one of the solutions that increases their profits!

Still Need to Book Your Exhibitor Booth?

Amy Johnson

Contact Amy Johnson
Client Services & Trade Show Coordinator

Call Amy today at (262) 957-6552 or email

Interested In Sponsorship Opportunities?

Contact Michael Ellis
Director of Sales

Call Michael today at (262) 777-2432 or email

Five Star Tesimonial

"The International Hoof-Care Summit is the world's most educational equine footcare event."

- Simon Curtis, Newmarket, England

Thank You to Our 2025 Educational Partners

Gold Level

American Farriers Journal
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