The International Horseshoeing Hall Of Fame was established in 1992 to honor farriers around the world who have made significant contributions to the profession and who have left a permanent, positive impression on their peers and clients.
Farriers are nominated to the hall by their peers, trainers, veterinarians, horse owners, friends and family members. The names of nominees are submitted to current hall members, who serve as the board of electors.
Established in 1997, the International Equine Veterinarian Hall Of Fame honors veterinarians who have contributed to the knowledge and recognition of proper hoof care for horses. Veterinarians are nominated in two classes: practicing equine vets who work closely with farriers in the field; and college and industry vets involved in teaching, research or other important aspects of hoof-care education.
Members are selected by current Hall of Fames members as well as members of the International Horseshoeing Hall of Fame.
In 2008, American Farriers Journal established the "Rising Shoe Star" program which honors outstanding young shoers who are enjoying successful careers as farriers 3 years after graduation from one of North America's more than 60 public and private horseshoeing schools.
If you know of a shoer who qualifies for next year's award, you can nominate this person by sending a 2- to 3-page letter outlining why the candidate is being nominated and the progress he or she has made in establishing a successful equine career. Be sure to include information on the horseshoeing school from which the nominee graduated in 2012. An independent panel of hoof-care industry leaders will evaluate the nominations and select three winners.