Farrier Product Distribution, Inc. (FPD) has agreed to sponsor a new intermediate division in the 2014 American Farrier’s Association Convention Contest.  For the first time, the AFA will include this division - Kerckhaert-Liberty Intermediate Division - in the 2014 AFA Convention Contest to be held February 26-27, 2014 in Reno, Nevada.  This division is open to any farrier who has never entered the AFA National Forging and Horseshoeing Competition at any AFA Convention or competed in a forging class (exclusions include the Two-Person Draft class and those working as a striker).

The shoe list for this division was selected to help farriers improve their forging skills and prepare for the Certification test, while helping prepare for competition in the Open Division.  The shoes (with the exception of the Deep Seated Bar Shoe - plain stamped) are all illustrated in the Bloom Book of Shoes, available through FPD dealers.  All shoes will be punched for Kerckhaert’s Liberty Horseshoe Nails, the nails of choice for professional farriers.

“We are always happy to support programs that provide educational opportunities for the farrier,” said Dan Burke, President of FPD.  “The annual Convention Contest brings out the best talent in our industry and is a learning experience for everyone who attends and participates.”    

Farriers can enter the Kerckhaert-Liberty Intermediate Division until they win the overall.  After winning the Intermediate Division Highpoint, they automatically move up to the Open Division the following year. 

Entry forms will be available in the near future on the AFA website at www.americanfarriers.org.  Space is limited and entries are taken on a first come, first served basis.  Entries are accepted by mail, as an e-mail attachment or fax.    The post-mark date or date of fax or email will serve as the registration date.

About Farrier Product Distribution, Inc.

Farrier Product Distribution (FPD), founded in 1990, is a wholesale distributor of farrier and related equine products.  Considered a leader in bringing groundbreaking products and service to the Farrier industry, the company distributes to suppliers throughout North America.  More information about FPD can be found at www.farrierproducts.com and www.farrierproducts.com/blog.