Attendees Marvel At The “Strongest Summit To Date”

Footcare professionals enjoy 4 days of “priceless” education

A record number of footcare professionals invaded Cincinnati, Ohio, for the 13th annual International Hoof-Care Summit for the sole purpose of “Working Together For Healthy Hooves.”

Attendees of this winter’s Summit were treated to a wealth of information from some of the most knowledgeable hoof-care experts in the world. Over 4 days in the first week of February, they had the opportunity to take part in:

  • 8 General Sessions.
  • 9½ hours of uninterrupted time at the Trade Show.
  • 15 Hoof-Care Classrooms.
  • 21 How-To Clinics.
  • 24 Hoof-Care Roundtables.

“This year’s lineup of Hans Cas­telijns, Renate Weller, Bob Pethick, Vern Dryden and Mitch Taylor were all great,” says Lexington, Ky., farrier Steve Stanley. “This might be the strongest Summit to date!”

Dana Roen couldn’t agree more.

“The amount of information that has been provided and it’s not overwhelming is my Wow moment,” says the Backus, Minn., farrier. “The information was well described by the speakers. The Summit was a wealth of knowledge that is priceless!”

Over the past several years, Amer­ican Farriers Journal Technical Ed­itor Red Renchin enthusiastically performed the task of describing the “Wow” moments at the Summit. The Hall Of Fame farrier sadly passed away Aug. 29, leaving a void that never can be filled. This year, a committee of footcare professionals were enlisted to carry Red’s torch and share their Wow moments, along with thoughts that attendees provided in the Summit surveys.

For those of you who could not make this year’s Summit, here’s what you missed.


Mitch Taylor

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