january 24-27, 2017 • Cincinnati, Ohio

14thannualInternational hoof-care Summit

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Trusted Practices,
Innovative Thought

4 days and dozens of hours of non-stop, in-depth footcare learning … plus networking with others in your profession who are dedicated to self-improvement.

Top Experts. Worldwide Experience.

  • Mike Wildenstein

    Mike Wildenstein

    Lexington, KY

  • Dr. Jennifer Hagen

    Dr. Jennifer Hagen

    University of Leipzig, Germany

  • Simon Curtis

    Simon Curtis

    New Market, England

  • Dave Farley

    Dave Farley

    Coshocton, OH

Valuable tips, ideas and techniques From These Experts And Many More:

  • Mike Wildenstein — one of only three people in the world to have passed the distinguished Fellow of the Worshipful Company of Farriers examination in the United Kingdom with an "Honors" designation, and only one of four farriers in the United States to have passed the Fellowship exam.
  • Dr. Jennifer Hagen — professor and researcher at Leipzig University's Institute of Veterinary Anatomy.
  • Simon Curtis — practicing farrier and worldwide lecturer with 40 years of hoof-care experience. He has demonstrated farriery on six continents and published three text books.
  • Dave Farley — practicing farrier and past resident farrier at the Ohio State University, in Columbus, Ohio. Over the course of his extensive career, he has been a clinician and educator, giving clinics and seminars throughout North America, Canada and Europe


Trade Show Sessions offering you the first look at 2017 products.


General sessions





Plus 18 how-to clinics

Special Thanks To Our 2017 Educational Partners:

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Additional conference information


Take advantage of the Early Bird Rate and register to attend all 4 days now for only $369.

A discounted apprentice/student 4-day registration rate is available $199.50, but is limited to first-time attendees only. If you are a apprentice/student, please call (866) 839-8455 or (262) 432-0388 to register.

To register by mail or fax, please download the 2017 Registration form.

2017 Summit Program Coming Soon!

We’re planning to release the 2017 Summit speaker program soon. If you’d like to get a feel for the quality of the program that you can expect, download and review the 2016 Summit program.

Hotel Reservations:

You can reserve your hotel rooms online at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza at the special International Hoof-Care Summit rate of $128 per night, or by calling 1-800-445-8667. Make sure you mention the reservation code "IHC" to get the special rate. Room availability is limited, so be sure to make your room reservations as soon as possible.

Continuing Education Credits:

Members of the American and Canadian Associations of Professional Farriers can earn enough credit hours at the International Hoof-Care Summit to fulfill all of their annual continuing education requirements.

Downtown Map/Parking

If you're seeking a map of downtown Cincinnati and/or contact information for alternative parking lots outside of the hotels, download parking map.

Airport Transportation

Transportation from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport is available via Executive Transportation. Service desks are located in every terminal in the baggage claim area. Cost is $36 roundtrip or $24 one way. Reservations can be made via e-mail (prepay with a credit card or pay at the Executive Transportation desk at the airport) or call (800) 990-8841. You can also purchase tickets at the airport, but you may have to wait for the next available shuttle.

Things to Do/Dining

Download and print a map of downtown Cincinnati for points of interest and things to do in the downtown area. View a list of restaurants and places to dine.

Questions about the International
Hoof-Care Summit?

Contact American Farriers Journal
by phone at (866) 839-8455
or (262) 432-0388
by fax at (262) 786-5564;

by email at

or by mail at
P.O. Box 624
Brookfield, WI 53008-0624