The program honors three young farriers for making outstanding career progress in their first 3 years working in the equine footcare field. This recognition promotes the importance of further footcare education, while encouraging young farriers to be successful in their careers.

The six co-sponsors for the 2016 program include:

  • Electric Hoof Knife, Tallahassee, Fla.
  • Hawthorne Products, Dunkirk, Ind.
  • Life Data Labs Inc., Cherokee, Ala.
  • Purcell Farrier Supply, Purcell, Okla.
  • Vettec Hoofcare Products, Oxnard, Calif.
  • R.J. Mathews Company, Massillon, Ohio

This program will honor three outstanding farriers who graduated from one of the country’s more than 50 horseshoeing schools during 2012 and have spent the past 3 years working in the hoof-care profession.

The first place “Rising Shoeing Star” award winner will receive $1,000 and have his or her expenses paid to next winter‘s 13th annual International Hoof-Care Summit, being held from Feb. 2 to 5, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Each of the two runners-up will receive $500 and free registration to the Summit. The three schools that educated this trio of “Rising Shoeing Stars” will also be recognized.

The deadline for submitting nominations for the 2017 “Rising Shoeing Star” program, that will include farriers who graduated from a farrier school in 2013, is July 31, 2016.

The co-sponsors of the 2016 “Rising Shoeing Star” program are: