Six Honored For Lifetime Contributions To Hoof Care

Three farriers and three veterinarians are inducted into Halls Of Fame for their life-long achievements in the footcare field at the International Hoof-Care Summit

Three farriers and three veterinarians were honored for their outstanding careers in equine footcare during Hall Of Fame induction ceremonies at the 13th annual International Hoof-Care Summit in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Farriers Steve Kraus, Steve Bloom and Jim Blurton joined the International Horseshoeing Hall Of Fame, while Scott Pleasant, Rustin Moore and Florian Buchner were added to the International Equine Veterinarian Hall Of Fame.

International Horseshoeing Hall Of Fame

Steve Kraus of Trumansburg, N.Y., is the head farrier at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, where he works to educate the next generation of farriers and provides hoofcare for the university hospital. He also teaches vet students at the university. In addition, Kraus is a well-known clinician for Delta Mustad and has performed lectures around the world. He has been the farrier consultant for Mustad since 1976.

Kraus has built a successful farrier practice in the Finger Lakes region where he specializes in troubleshooting under-performing horses. His client list includes hunter/jumpers, dressage and event horses, among others. He is a past president of the Western New York Farriers Association and a member of the board of directors for region 5 of the American Farrier’s Association.

“It’s a great industry and profession we have,” Kraus says. “I’m so proud to have spent the last 53 years of my life being involved with this. It’s been a long, but great ride. This is quite a moment for me. Getting into the Hall Of Fame is such a great thing for me, because…

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Jaime Elftman

Jamie Elftman is a former editorial intern for American Farriers Journal and Lessiter Media.

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