Farriers work hard year-round to provide quality hoof care for horses worldwide. To honor their dedication and service, American Farriers Journal created National Farriers Week. Although we hope appreciation is shown all year long, we’re encouraging everyone to acknowledge farriers' hard work from July 5-11, 2015.

Back again this year is our 4th annual Farriers Spotlight. From now until July 1, we are asking horse owners, riders, trainers, grooms, veterinarians and others in the equine community to submit photos, videos and stories about their farrier.

Submit a tribute by May 31 and you will have a chance to have it featured in the July/August issue of American Farriers Journal.

If you are a farrier making a difference in the industry, tell us about a mentor who has been meaningful in your career. You can also share a unique story of how you helped improve a horse’s life.

We will be featuring these stories, photos and videos during National Farriers Week on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and AmericanFarriers.com.

Great or small, we want to hear everything farriers are doing to support the industry. You can submit your photos, videos and stories to Michelle Drewek at mdrewek@lesspub.com. Be sure to include your full name and location with your submission, as well as the full name and location of the farrier you are recognizing.

American Farriers Journal has also posted a certificate for National Farriers Week that horse owners can download and personalize for their farriers. It can be downloaded at www.americanfarriers.com/2015NFW.

We look forward to hearing your stories, sharing your pictures and videos, and highlighting the individuals who work hard to keep our horses sound.

Thank you in advance!