The American Association of Professional Farriers (AAPF) is extending its reach in the industry by creating a new subsidiary — the International Association of Professional Farriers (IAPF).

The IAPF primarily will focus on recognizing and supporting educational opportunities for farriers around the world. The IAPF will operate under the AAPF’s Board of Directors.

“Since launching in 2012, we have repeatedly received requests from farriers around the world to share our Continuing Education program with them and their countries,” says AAPF and IAPF President Dave Farley, APF, CF. “The IAPF will provide us with the foundation to make this a reality.”

The Canadian Association of Professional Farriers (CAPF), which is recognized as a nonprofit corporation by the Canadian government, will continue its operations in conjunction with the AAPF.