New Executive Director Named For American Farrier’s Association

THE NEW executive director of the American Farrier’s Association, Bryan Quinsey, was selected in mid-November by the group’s board of directors to head up the Lexington, Ky., organization. His experience includes marketing, operations and economic development work with a chamber of commerce, an economic development corporation and several volunteer organizations.

Quinsey’s interest in the equine industry started in high school in Canada and led to work with show horses, racehorses and carriage driving horses as a groom, trainer and equine manager in Iowa, Illinois, Kentucky and Ontario. He is a former member of the United Professional Horseman’s Association and the American Hackney Horse Society.

The AFA executive board has directed Quinsey to focus on increasing awareness of AFA and its educational programs, growth and retention of members, development of sponsorships and alliances with other equine groups nd bringing fiscal health and balance to the organization.


  • Ernie Litynski joined Centaur Forge in Burlington, Wis., as president in mid-January, while current president Dave Fergus moves on to explore new endeavors. “I feel proud of the many things Centaur Forge has accomplished, honored to be turning the reins over to Ernie and, above all, thankful for the opportunity to work directly with so many of our customers,” says Fergus. “I know that Ernie will take Centaur Forge to a new level of exceptional service to the blacksmith and farrier communities.”
  • A graduate of the U.S. Military Academy, the former Army captain has an MBA and is pursuing a master’s…
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