A pair of farriers earned a trip to the 2016 International Hoof-Care Summit after the American Association of Professional Farriers (AAPF) awarded them Roy Bloom Scholarships.
Ashley Gasky of Ballston Lake, N.Y., and Deanna Stoppler of Fairfax, Vt., were recognized as the inaugural scholarship winners in mid-December after fulfilling several application requirements:
Both recipients received:
In addition, the program will select a grand prize winner from these two farriers, who will also receive a 2- to 3-day opportunity to work with the AAPF mentor of her choice. The program will pay for the transportation and lodging expenses of the grand prize winner to work with their selected mentor.
The program is named for International Horseshoeing Hall Of Fame member and founding AAPF board member Roy Bloom of Drummond, Wis. The goal of the scholarship program is to encourage learning farriers to pursue their continuing education by attending the International Hoof-Care…