The American and International Associations of Professional Farriers (AAPF/IAPF) announced a scholarship for two veterinary students or recent graduates to attend the 2018 International Hoof-Care Summit.

Equine veterinarian Frank Reilly, APF, of West Chester, Pa., is funding the scholarship to recognize “the lifelong commitments of Mr. Gravlee as the founder of Life Data Labs toward the farrier industry,” according to AAPF.

Gravlee began work as a veterinarian in 1956. In 1983, Gravlee invented Farrier’s Formula, which led to the founding of Life Data Labs. Since then, the company has grown to a 10-acre property in Cherokee, Ala., manufacturing a range of supplements. In 2017, Gravlee was recognized by the AAPF/IAPF with the “American Farriers Journal Robert (Red) Renchin Leadership Award.” He is also a member of the International Equine Veterinarian Hall Of Fame

The scholarship will pay expenses (registration, transportation and lodging) for two winners to attend the 2018 International Hoof-Care Summit, Jan. 23-26, 2018, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Preference will be given to veterinary students or graduates who have identified a special interest in medical/surgical/farrier care of the hoof.

Applicants must:

  • Be a current veterinary student or have graduated within the past 2 years of a North American equine veterinarian college or university.
  • Have never attended the International Hoof-Care Summit.
  • Be willing and able to attend the AAPF/IAPF Annual General Membership meeting at the International Hoof-Care Summit on Jan. 24, 2017, where they will be recognized.
  • Submit an application.

Application details:

  • An essay addressing “Why I Would Like to be a Recipient of the 2018 Frank Gravlee Scholarship” including:
    • What you hope to receive by attending the International Hoof-Care Summit, including the impact it would have on your veterinary practice.
    • Additional information describing your education and experience thus far in your life/career.
  • A brief résumé may also be included.
  • A professor or employer/supervisor of the applicant must also submit a letter of recommendation on the applicant’s behalf.

The application, due Oct. 1, 2017, may be completed online. Scholarship winners will be announced no later than Nov. 1, 2017.

Questions may be directed to Bryan Quinsey, AAPF/IAPF executive director, by calling 859-533-1465 or emailing