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Shoeing Rigs Part of Irish Wake Tribute to a Farrier

When Kevin White passed away last summer in Westlake Village, Calif., his shoeing rig along with those of his last three apprentices lined the street outside the funeral home for his Irish wake. Born in Belfast in Northern Ireland, White was a well-known and highly popular farrier who worked for 19 years in Southern California. He shod many of the American horses trying out for the Olympics and also served as the official farrier for the Canadian Olympic Equestrian Team. His shoeing clients included a who’s who of Hollywood celebrities and many of the top trainers on the West Coast. Along with shoeing horses for clients all over the world, White enjoyed diving for lobsters, riding on his boat and anything that had to do with the ocean.

OTHER INDUSTRY NEWS...

  • New officers for the Farrier Industry Association were elected at the group’s meeting during the recent American Farrier’s Association convention in Chattanooga, Tenn.

Named as president is Remco van der Linden of Delta Horseshoe Co., in Rocklin, Calif. The new vice president is Marguerite Therrien-Paige of Capewell and Mustad Nails in Bloomfield, Conn. The new treasurer is Bob Bachen of Wagon Mound Ranch Supply in Solano, N.M. Newly elected directors are Bob Michel of Oleo Acres Farrier Supply in Berthoud, Colo., and Joe Serafini, Castle Plastics, Leominster, Mass.

Continuing as secretary is Alice Musser of American Farriers Journal in Brookfield, Wis. The retiring president is Steve Hoselton of Anvil Brand Shoe Co., in Lexington, Ill.

Continuing as FIA…

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