American Farriers Journal Staff

A trio of farriers earned a trip to the 2017 International Hoof-Care Summit after the American Association of Professional Farriers (AAPF) awarded them Roy Bloom Scholarships.

Carlina Grey of Plymouth, Calif.; Gabe Griffin of Orangevale, Calif.; and Marc Condrey of Bumpass, Va., successfully completed the application requirements. They were required to submit one of the following options:

• A detailed case study presented in a PowerPoint format. The case study will include photos of before and after shoeing; at least three shoeing cycles; inclusion of thoughts and recommendations of mentor and, if appropriate, the veterinarian.

• Same as above, but presented in essay format rather than as a PowerPoint. Photos and recommendations are required.

• An article written by the applicant, which will be shared by the AAPF/IAPF with the association’s alliance members (breed and discipline associations). The articles will be submitted to the AAPF/IAPF Public Relations & Communications Committee for review and editing. Articles should be a minimum of 1,000 words. The PR Committee is committed to working with the applicants to present their articles in an acceptable format.

The award winners will receive: Registration to the Summit in Cincinnati, Ohio; transportation to the Summit (either by auto reimbursement or air travel); and 3 nights lodging at the Summit.

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 is to encourage learning farriers to pursue their continuing education by attending the International Hoof-Care Summit, as well as participating in the AAPF mentoring program.