At the 10th annual International Hoof-Care Summit in Cincinnati, Ohio, American Farriers Journal recognized three novice farriers for their post-graduation endeavors. Each of the winners received a plaque, a 1-year subscription to American Farriers Journal, Summit registration and the American Farriers Journal "Kitchen Sink" package — a 3,406-page footcare reference library valued at $575. Also, the grand prize winner received $1,000 and the two runner-ups each received $500 to help them continue their hoof-care education

In addition, each school will receive a plaque honoring the selection of one of their graduates for this award.

Grand Prize Winner

Jake Giguere of Smithers, British Columbia, graduated from the Pacific Coast Horseshoeing School of Plymouth, Calif., in 2009 and earned the top award at this
year’s International Hoof-Care Summit in Cincinnati.

Runners Up

Justin Court of La Grange, Ky., graduated from the Kentucky Horseshoeing School in Richmond, Ky., in 2009.

Wayne Whitson of Viola, Del., a 2009 graduate of the Lookout Mountain  Horseshoeing School in Gadsden, Ala.