Halls of Fame Welcome 11 New Members

Seven farriers and four equine veterinarians from around the world are honored for their dedication and passion in promoting hoof care

The 2010 classes were added to the International Horseshoeing Hall Of Fame and the International Equine Veterinarians Hall Of Fame during a ceremony at the International Hoof-Care Summit on Thursday, Feb. 3 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

This year’s inductees include farriers Sandy Beveridge, Esco Buff, Ph.D., Michael Clark, Bernard Duvernay, Ada Gates-Patton, Dean Johanningmeier and Tom Wolfe.

Equine veterinarians include Hans Castelijns, Robert Hunt, James Orsini and Wolfgang Otto Sack.

The International Horseshoeing Hall Of Fame

The International Horseshoeing Hall Of Fame was started in 1993. This year’s seven new members have all left their mark on the shoeing industry through hard work, dedication and a passion for equine footcare. A common thread in their careers is their willingness to share knowledge and help others in the industry improve the overall state of hoof care and soundness. Current members of the Hall served as the slate of electors for this year’s nominees.

Hailing from Carluke, Scotland, Sandy Beveridge has had a tremendous impact on farriery. Although he may not be as well known by American shoers, one of the people who nominated him wrote, “it is only because of his humble nature.”

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Sandy Beveridge

His farriery career began in 1980, when he began apprenticing with two other Scottish members of the Hall Of Fame, Jim and Alan Ferrie. Beveridge earned his diploma in the Worshipful Company of Farriers (WCF) in 1984, followed by his Associateship in 1988. The following year, he became one of the youngest to achieve a Fellowship…

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Jeremy McGovern

Jeremy McGovern has been a journalist for nearly 20 years. He has been a member of the American Farriers Journal staff for 7 years and serves as the Executive Editor/Publisher. A native of Indiana, he also is a member of the board of directors for the American Horse Publications organization of equine media.

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