Shop Talk: AAPF/CAPF Announces Roy Bloom Scholarship Program

The American and Canadian Associations of Professional Farriers (AAPF/CAPF) have introduced a new Roy Bloom Scholarship program.

The goal is to encourage farriers to pursue their continuing education by attending the International Hoof-Care Summit, as well as participating in the AAPF/CAPF mentoring program.

This new program will annually recognize three eligible farriers by providing each with a package that includes:

  • Registration to the 2016 International Hoof-Care Summit in Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • Transportation to the Summit (either by auto reimbursement or air travel).
  • Lodging at the Summit (for 3 nights).

In addition, the program will select a Grand Prize winner from these three farriers who also will receive a 2- to 3-day opportunity to work with the AAPF/CAPF mentor of their choice. The program will pay for the transportation and lodging expenses of the Grand Prize winner to work with their selected mentor.

To qualify, applicants must:

  • Be a full-time professional farrier for a maximum of 5 years.
  • Be a current member of the AAPF/CAPF.
  • Be a registered participant of the AAPF/CAPF mentoring program.
  • Attend the AAPF/CAPF annual general membership meeting at the 2016 International Hoof-Care Summit.
  • Submit an application, which will include a brief resume.
  • Submit a letter of recommendation from the mentor or mentee.

Each applicant will be required to complete a brief application and submit one of the following options:

  • A detailed case study that the applicant has worked on with his or her mentor or mentee. It must be presented in a PowerPoint format. The case study must…
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