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While the 2002 American Farrier’s Association (AFA) convention in Lexington, Ky., is still more than 6 months away, it’s not too early to start practicing the contest shoes for the competition that will take place on March 5 and 6, 2002. Here is your first look at the rules and the shoes for the coming competition.
Judges for the 2002 competition will be Derek T. Gardner of Penrith, Cumbria, England; Jason Smith of Valley Springs, Calif.; and Craig Trnka of Edgewood, N.M.
Some of the shoes have been modified and others have been replaced.
For more information regarding the shoes, contact AFA Rules Committee Chairman Myron McLane at (508) 678-0117.
An asterisk (*) denotes a new shoe or changes made to the shoe drawing.
There will be a flat fee of $300 for AFA members and $370 for non-AFA individuals to enter all classes, except the Draft Shoeing class and the Shoe Case Classic, which are separate.
Contest entry forms must be postmarked by Dec. 1, 2001. (They will be accepted until December 15, as long as they are postmarked by Dec. 1.) Entries should be faxed or sent via registered mail.
In addition, contestants who wish to withdraw from the competition after submitting their entry fee must send a written request to the AFA office postmarked no later than Dec. 1, 2001. Money will be refunded less a $25 administrative fee. Any entry fees from contestants who withdraw after Dec. 1, 2001, will be forfeited.