LEARNING AND BUYING. AFA convention-goers can closely examine farrier products, question manufacturer representatives and find genuine values among the product displays.
A NEW AND DIFFERENT class of competitors — The Jack Benny Class — will highlight the American Farrier’s Association’s 2004 convention. Competitors must be at least 60 years old to participate (proof of age NOT required). This will be a fun shoeing class that offers a great chance to watch some of the more veteran farriers show their stuff. Many of these competitors are the folks who were champions 25 or more years ago.
Best of all, Edward Martin of Closebuarn, Scotland, has agreed to judge this class. For those who may not know Martin, he is probably one of the greatest farriers and nicest people to ever walk the earth. Don’t miss the opportunity to meet this shoeing legend!
There are lots of other reasons to attend the convention, being held Feb. 25 to 28, 2004, in Rochester, N.Y.
DEMONSTRATIONS OFFER KNOWLEDGE. Live demonstrations might be the most popular forum for learning during the annual AFA convention. Here, the crowd sees the demonstration live while getting a close-up view on the big screen, too.(below)
The Anvil 21 Club will again offer a demonstration. The club’s presentation at the Salt Lake City convention last year generated a great response and earned an encore. The Anvil 21 Club is made up of many of the top farriers to be found anywhere. Every farrier, whether shoeing for 1…