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How to Enter

Step 1: Make the horseshoe as described by Craig Trnka. (Click here for full instructions.)

Step 2: Complete the entry form (pdf).

Step 3: Send in the completed form and your entry. If you won't attend the International Hoof-Care Summit, mail this entry form and horseshoe to American Farriers Journal, Summit Mail-In Forging Exercise, 16655 W. Wisconsin Ave., Brookfield, WI 53005.

Your entry must be received by Jan. 16, 2020.

If you are entering from outside the U.S., DO NOT assign a value to your shoe on the customs declaration form.

If you are attending the IHCS, drop off your entry form and concave shoe in the Duke Energy Center near the IHCS registration area by 5 p.m., Jan. 21, 2020.

Step 4: Each contestant will receive a free commemorative T-shirt. The top finisher will earn a belt buckle and 2021 IHCS registration.
T-shirts will be mailed by March 1, 2020, and immediately given to those submitting a shoe at the Summit. Entries can be picked up at the IHCS on Friday, Jan. 24 at the IHCS registration in the Duke Energy Center. All other entries will not be returned.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE ENTRY FORM (PDF)

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE HORSESHOE INSTRUCTIONS (PDF)