Here's Who Made News In Salt Lake City

During the American Farrier’s Association (AFA) annual convention in Salt Lake City in late February, members elected Bob Earle of Chino Valley, Ariz., as vice president and Walt Taylor of Albuquerque, N.M., as secretary. Craig Trnka of Edgewood, N.M., continues as president and David Edens of Graham, Texas, continues as treasurer. Rick Garrisonof Flower Mound, Texas, continues as the board of directors representative on the AFA executive board.

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

EDWARD MARTIN HUMANITARIAN AWARD —Don Gustafson, Palto Alto, Calif.

ADMINISTRATION AWARD — Bob Plant, Walworth, N.Y.

JOURNALISM AWARD — Rob Edwards, Anvil magazine, Georgetown, Calif.

OUTSTANDING EDUCATOR AWARD — Allie Hayes, Horse Science-Horse Sense, West Boxford, Mass.

JIM LINZY OUTSTANDING CLINICIAN AWARD — Dennis Manning, Roosevelt, Utah.

WALT TAYLOR AWARD — Bill Miller, Rochester, Wash.

CHAPTER NEWSLETTER AWARD — Farrier’s Association of Washington State, Nancy Zwicker, Ravensdale, Wash., editor.

  • Newly elected Farrier Industry Association (FIA) officers include: President — Bob Bachen, Wagon Mound Ranch Supply, Wagon Mound, N.M.; Vice President — Steve Hoselton, Anvil Brand Shoe Co., Lexington, Ill.; and Treasurer — Marguerite Thierren, Mustad and Capewell Horsenails, Inc, Bloomfield, Conn.

Newly elected FIA directors include: Sherrill Spears, Nature Farms Farrier Supply, Norman, Okla.; and Bruce Cilley, Horseshoes Plus, Barrington, N.H. 

  • Without the help and dedication of many volunteers, including farriers and equine veterinarians who take time off and pay their own expenses, Allie Hayes of Horse Science-Horse Sense in West Boxford…
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