Some Chattanooga AFA Highlights

DURING THE American Farrier’s Association annual convention in Chattanooga, Tenn., in late February, members re-elected Bob Earle of Chino Valley, Ariz., as vice president and Walt Taylor of Albuquerque, N.M., as treasurer. Craig Trnka of Edgewood, N.M., continues as president and David Edens of Graham, Texas, as treasurer.

A The AFA Achievement Committee presented awards to the following individuals and AFA chapters for outstanding service to the farrier industry:

  • EDWARD MARTIN HUMANITARIAN AWARD — Bryce Burnett, Zolfo Springs, Fla.
  • ADMINISTRATION AWARD — Greg Johnson, Elkhorn, Neb.
  • JOURNALISM AWARD — Danvers Child, Lafayette, Ind., and Scott Davidson, Nine Mile Falls, Wash.
  • OUTSTANDING EDUCATOR AWARD — Michael Savoldi, Shandon, Calif.
  • JIM LINZY OUTSTANDING CLINICIAN AWARD — 2004 American Farrier’s Team (Austin Edens, Llano, Texas; Richard Becker, Lapeer, Mich.; Hank Highfield, Indianapolis, Ind.; John McNerney, Platteville, Colo.; and Todd Walker, Gerogetown, Texas).
  • WALT TAYLOR AWARD — Phillip Fisher, Hastings, Neb.
  • SHARON WALKER ASSOCIATION NEWSLETTER AWARD — San Diego, Calif., County Farrier’s Association, Kevin Boyer, editor.

A Top placings in the North American Challenger Cup went to: 1st — Billy Crothers, Leighton Buzzard, Wales; 2nd — Derek Gardner, Cumbria, England; 3rd — Darren Bazin, Northants, England.; 4th — Jim Quick, Longmont, Colo.; 5th — John McNerney, Platteville, Colo;.; and 6th — Todd Walker, Johnson City, Texas. Crothers also won the Overall High Point Award and Quick was the national high point winner.

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