Kerckhaert Names Exclusive North American Importer

As of January 1, Farrier Product Distribution became the exclusive importer of all Kerckhaert horseshoes and other products in North America.

Founded in 1906 in the Netherlands and now managed by the family’s fourth generation, Kerckhaert is the largest independent manufacturer of horseshoes in the world. 

“We are pleased to announce our choice of FPD to exclusively manage our North American markets,” says Martin Kerckhaert. “They share our philosophy of service, quality and innovation, and they are well positioned to manage this additional distribution.”

Farrier Product Distribution of Shelbyville, Ky., was founded in 1990 and is among the leaders in bringing groundbreaking products and services to the farrier industry.


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