The Best Of The Best

Meet the first International Horseshoeing Hall of Fame class of the new millenium

International Horseshoeing Hall of Fame

The 59 horseshoers who have been previously recognized for outstanding contributions to the farriery profession include:

Gene Armstrong, Atascadero, Calif.

Fred Blakeney, Stittsville, Ontario

Vincent “Butch” Bibbo, Spring Valley, N.Y.

John Blombach Jr., Hudson, Mass.

John Blombach Sr., Hudson, Mass.

Doug Butler, LaPorte, Colo.

Elmer Campbell, Long Island, N.Y.

Donald Canfield, Edgewater, Fla.

Leo Carrier, Jericho, Vt.

William “Jelly” Caulder, Lexington, Ky.

Ronald “Tex” Cauthen, Walton, Ky.

Burney Chapman, Lubbock, Texas

Fred Cleveland, Middleburg, Va.

Scott Colson, Clinton, Miss.

Herman Combs, Pembroke Pines, Fla.

Marshall Conklin, Horseheads, N.Y.

Bruce Daniels, Mullica Hill, N.J.

Reuel Darling, Clovis, Calif.

David Duckett, Ambler, Pa.

Phil, Forrest and Jack Ernst, Louisville, Ky.

Lee Green, Yucaipa, Calif.

David Gulley, Leicestershire, England

Gordon Haight, Eagle Point, Ore.

Pat Hillock, Lexington, Ky.

Vern Hornquist, Lockport, N.Y.

Donald Jones, Pleasant Garden, N.C.

H.R. “Kappy” Kaplin, Wimauma, Fla.

Jim Keith, Tucumcari, N.M.

McNair Kerswill, Lexington, Ky.

John and Joe Kriz, Bethany, Conn.

Bob Lantis, San Anselmo, Calif.

Jerry Lay, Castle Rock, Colo.

Jim Linzy, Pine Bluff, Ark.

Randy Luikart, Mansfield, Ohio

John Madison, Lexington, Ky.

Ken Mankel, Cannonsburg, Mich.

Dennis Manning, Roosevelt, Utah

Bob Marshall, Mission, B.C., Canada

Edward Martin, Dumfriesshire, Scotland

George Martin, Ignacio, Colo.

Joe Mayer, Laurel Hill, Fla.

Frank McGinnis, Cincinnati, Ohio

Myron McLane, Somerset, Mass.

Andrew Merritt, Coral Springs, Fla.

William Miller, Olympia, Wash.

Harold Mowers, Ithaca, N.Y.

Roy Neal, Danville, Ky.

John Nichols, Louisville, Ky.

John Pendray, Ocala, Fla.

Joseph Pierce, West Chester, Pa.

Red Renchin, Mequon, Wis.


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Christy West

Christy West is a freelance writer and the Web site editor for The Horse. She is also a former editor of American Farriers Journal.

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