Craig Trnka

Craig Trnka

Craig Trnka, CJF is the founder of the World Championship Blacksmiths, a past president of the American Farrier’s Association and a member of the International Horseshoeing Hall Of Fame.

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Skill And Practicality Meet For Concave Challenge

For this year’s Summit Mail-In Forging Exercise, this concave shoe with clips and stud holes will test you with plenty of elements

A frequent criticism of contest shoes is that they often lack practical use in everyday shoeing. Although I will argue that the lessons learned in making any shoe are transferable to your work, this criticism remains.


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Straight Bar Shoe Delivers New Challenge

For this year’s Summit Mail-In Exercise, the goal is to test your skills with a practical shoe with applications for any footcare practice
Sponsored by VICTORY A perception among some people about competition shoes is that there seldom is a practical use for certain shoes on this list. Take a roadster hind for example.
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It All Comes Down To The Horse

AFA members need to remember and capitalize on what they do best
In an election year, there is always much unrest and many questions in the back of people’s minds as to the future of the American Farrier’s Association (AFA).
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Craig Trnka Seeks AFA Presidency

New Mexico farrier running as write-in Candidate
I was urged to run for president of the American Farriers Association (AFA) by members who have great concern for the future of the AFA. Hopefully, in this statement, I can make our concerns known.
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