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Who should attend the International Hoof-Care Summit?See more
ALL equine hoof-care professionals!
Why should I attend the International Hoof-Care Summit?See more
No other event gives you a 4-day learning opportunity featuring more than 70 targeted sessions that deliver the latest research, ideas and tools to help you build a better footcare practice and increase your value to hoof-care clients — increasing YOUR profits!
The IHCS features the most respected and knowledgebale farriers, veterinarians and equine professionals in the industry, reporting on the latest trends and topics critical to the hoof-care industry today.
The world’s LARGEST footcare product trade show features over 130 exhibitors displaying all the latest hoof-care products and tools that will make your life easier as a hoof-care provider.
You are given an outstanding, unparalleled opportunity to network with fellow hoof-care professionals, experts, session presenters and exhibitors.
On average, Summit attendees take home more than $4,576 in ready-to-use hoof-care ideas.
How do I register for the International Hoof-Care Summit? See more
There are five easy ways to register to attend all 4 days of learning at the 2019 International Hoof-Care Summit:
Register online at our secure website.
Download a registration form and mail it to:
International Hoof-Care Summit
P.O. Box 624
Brookfield, WI 53008-0624
Download a registration form and fax it to (262) 786-5564.
Call toll-free from within the U.S. and Canada at (866) 839-8455 or (262) 432-0388, Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CT. Please be sure to have your credit card handy.
Sign up by visiting our registration booth on the second floor of the Duke Energy Convention Center during the International Hoof-Care Summit.
All non-farrier/veterinarian spouses of attendees are welcome to attend the Summit and the Summit Spouse Program at no cost. For spouse registration, please call (866) 839-8455 or (262) 432-0388. Beginning at 2 p.m. on Thursday, January 24 at the Cincinnati Hilton Netherland Plaza, the Summit will host a series of educational sessions for spouses. We’ll cover a series of classes that focus on business and well-being, as so many spouses are crucial to the success of their partner’s hoof-care practices. To view the complete Spouse Program details, click here. For more information and to sign up for the Spouse Program, call us at (866) 839-8455 or (262) 432-0388.
What if I only want to attend for one day or for the Trade Show only?See more
If you wish to only attend part of the Summit you can purchase a 1-Day Pass, which gives you access to all educational sessions occuring during any 1 day of your choosing (Trade Show entry included). If you are coming to attend the Trade Show only, you can purchase a Trade Show Only Pass, which gives you access to any and all of the 3 Trade Show sessions that will be held during the IHCS. A Trade Show Only Pass does not allow you entry into any of the Summit educational sessions. Purchase a 1-day pass online here. or a Trade Show Only pass online here. Or call (262) 432-0388 or (866) 839-8455, or you may visit the onsite Summit registration desk.
What is all included with my Summit registration?See more
Your Summit registration includes a free 1-year subscription to American Farriers Journal and several other free "attendee bonuses" which will be announced soon.
If I already subscribe to American Farriers Journal, do I still get the free 1-year subscription with my registration?See more
Yes, your free subscription will be added to your current subscription to extend your subscription term.
How do I make a hotel reservation for the International Hoof-Care Summit?See more
Do apprentices and hoof-care students receive a discounted registration rate? See more
If a farrier is attending the International Hoof-Care Summit, his/her apprentice can register for only $199.50 — a 53% savings off the full registration price. This offer also is valid for current attendees of a hoof-care school, veterinary student program or veterinary technician program. This discount offer is valid only once as an apprentice and once as a student. In order to register as an apprentice or student you must provide the name and contact information of the farrier you are apprenticing under or instructor and school. Students and apprentices may register by calling (866) 839-8455 or (262) 432-0388.
How far is the host Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza and Hyatt Regency Cincinnati from the Duke Energy Convention Center?See more
The Duke Energy Convention Center is at 525 Elm St., just two blocks from the The Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza at 35 W. 5th St. To see where your hotel is in relation to the convention center, please click here to view a map.
Where can I find parking at the Duke Energy Convention Center?See more
The Duke Energy Convention Center has several surface lots and parking structures surrounding it. A detailed parking map can be found here and additional downtown Cincinnati parking information can be found here.
Where can I find parking at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza?See more
Can my spouse attend the sessions without being a registered attendee?See more
Yes, all non-farrier/veterinarian spouses of attendees are welcome to attend the Summit and the Summit Spouse Program at no cost. For spouse registration, please call (866) 839-8455 or (262) 432-0388. Beginning at 2 p.m. on Thursday, January 24 at the Cincinnati Hilton Netherland Plaza, the Summit will host a series of educational sessions for spouses. We’ll cover a series of classes that focus on business and well-being, as so many spouses are crucial to the success of their partner’s hoof-care practices. To view the complete Spouse Program details, click here. For more information and to sign up for the Spouse Program, call us at (866) 839-8455 or (262) 432-0388.
Can I register for next year’s International Hoof-Care Summit while attending this year’s event?See more
Absolutely! You can register onsite and take advantage of the special Super Early Bird Rate and save $104 on your 2020 Summit registration. Please visit the registration area Tuesday, Jan. 22, through Friday, Jan. 25, in the Duke Energy Convention Center.
Who is speaking and when?See more
Featuring 70+ targeted sessions over 4 days, the 16th annual International Hoof-Care Summit will immerse you in in-depth hoof-care knowledge on everything from trimming and shoeing techniques to business management to treating hoof problems, and much more. Download the just-released speaker program to see for yourself why this will be your most productive 4 days of hoof-care learning all year. View the 2019 program here.
When and where will the International Hoof-Care Summit Trade Show take place?See more
You can get your first glimpse of all of the new products for 2019 and talk one-on-one with company experts during three uninterrupted Trade Show sessions. Trade Show hours will be Wednesday, Jan. 23 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 23 from 3:30 to 7:00 p.m. and Thursday, Jan. 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
What companies will be exhibiting at the Trade Show?See more
If I’m a veterinarian, veterinary technician, British farrier or a member of the American and Canadian Association of Professional Farriers, can I earn continuing education credits?See more
The 2019 International Hoof-Care Summit is approved for 27 CE credits by the American Association of Professional Farriers/International Association of Professional Farriers. The Ohio State Veterinary Board has approved the 2019 Summit for 30 CE credits. The maximum number of vet CE credits you can earn is 21. You will need to check with your state for reciprocity. A complete listing of sessions approved for vet CE credits can be found here.
Where can I eat? See more
There are a number of excellent restaurants in the Queen City that surround the Summit venues.
You may purchase lunch inside the Duke Energy Convention Center and take advantage of the valuable networking possibilities in the registration area or the trade show.
Learn about other dining, shopping and entertainment options in downtown Cincinnati here.
Are notepads and pens provided for taking notes during sessions?See more
There is a note section in your International Hoof-Care Summit program to record all of the valuable information that you will glean from these 4 days of footcare education. Pens can be found at the registration desk.
How can I connect with other attendees to share a hotel room or a ride to the Summit?See more
If you are looking for another attendee to share a ride to the Summit or a hotel room, we suggest you post your request to the IHCS Facebook page. You may also visit our online Ride Share page or call (866) 839-8455 or (262) 432-0388.
What is the Mail-In Shoe Contest and how do I participate?See more
This year, attendees are being challenged to forge a concave shoe with clips and stud holes. This shoe will be judged and the winner will be announced at the 2019 International Hoof-Care Summit. To learn more about the judging criteria, click here.
Step 2: Complete the entry form.
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. 15, 2019.
If you attend the International Hoof-Care Summit, you can turn in your shoe by Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, at 5 p.m. at the station in the registration area of the Duke Energy Center.
If you don't have the ability to access and print this form, call the American Farriers Journal office at (262) 782-4480 and we will mail or fax you a copy. If you are entering from outside the United States, DO NOT assign a value to your shoe on the customs declaration form.
Step 4: Each contestant will receive a free commemorative T-shirt and notes from the judges. The top finisher will earn a belt buckle. T-shirts will be mailed by March 1, 2019, and immediately given to those submitting a shoe at the Summit. Entries can be picked up at the IHCS on Friday, Jan. 25 at the IHCS registration in the Duke Energy Center. All other entries will not be returned.
I am exhibiting at the Trade Show. Where can I find information and instructions for exhibitors?See more
If you are a Summit Trade Show exhibitor and have questions about the event, please contact Sarah McQuin at (262) 777-2416 or send an email to email@example.com. Setup times are Tuesday, Jan. 22, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Wednesday, Jan. 23, 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. These setup times will allow you to prepare your exhibit on Tuesday, or the first thing on Wednesday morning, without needing to arrive a day or two in advance for this event. The loading and unloading entrance is the 6th Street and Plum loading dock entrance, located directly under the skywalk on 6th Street. It is the large orange door on the left. The Trade Show will be open to attendees on Wednesday, Jan. 23 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 23 from 3:30 to 7:00 p.m. and Thursday, Jan. 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. During a “vendors only” session on Thursday, Jan. 24 from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m., exhibitors will have an opportunity to talk one-on-one with other manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers. After the final trade show ends on Thursday, Jan. 24 at 1:30 p.m., exhibitors are welcome to remain for the in-depth educational sessions occurring during the remainder of the Summit. Summit Trade Show exhibitor rules and regulations can be found here. The warehouse address for shipping your materials to the Duke Energy Center is: 645 Linn Street, Cincinnati, OH 45203.
How do I download the IHCS mobile app?See more
The official Conference app is called EventsXD and is free to download. The app gives you access to the daily agenda, session and speaker details, a map of the venue and more. You can find more information and detailed instructions on how to download the app here.