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Who should attend the International Hoof-Care Summit?See more

ALL equine hoof-care professionals!

  • Farriers
  • Farrier Apprentices
  • Farrier School Students
  • Veterinarians
  • Vet Techs
  • Horse Owners
  • Farrier Suppliers
  • Farrier Equipment Manufacturers

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Why should I attend the International Hoof-Care Summit 2021 Virtual Clinic Series?See more

No other event gives you access to an 8-month series of Virtual Clinic Presentations delivering 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 Summit features the most respected and knowledgeable farriers, veterinarians and equine professionals in the industry, reporting on the latest trends and topics critical to the hoof-care industry today.

You are given an outstanding, unparalleled opportunity to network with fellow hoof-care professionals, experts and session presenters through an interactive online platform.

According to attendee surveys, on average, Summit attendees gain more than $4,576 in ready-to-use hoof-care ideas.

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How much does it cost to attend?See more

The International Hoof-Care Summit — 2021 Virtual Clinic Series standard registration rate is $99 per attendee, or just $49 for qualifying hoof-care students and apprentices. If you are hoof-care student or apprentice, please call (262) 432-0388 to complete your registration. If you are a member of the IAPF and have a voucher that you wish to apply for discounted Summit registration, please call (262) 432-0388 to complete your registration.

Note: If you initially registered for the 2021 in-person Summit at a higher rate before it was changed to a virtual event, your registration will be transitioned to the virtual event and we will be reimbursing the difference directly to the credit card that was used for your registration soon.

 

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How do I register for the International Hoof-Care Summit? See more

There are two easy ways to register for the International Hoof-Care Summit 2021 Virtual Lecture Series:

Online
Register online at our secure website.

Phone
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.

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What are the refund and cancellation policies for the International Hoof-Care Summit? See more

If after attending the International Hoof-Care Summit 2021 Virtual Lecture Series you don't agree this highly intensive, information-filled hoof-care event isn’t everything we promise, write us and we'll send you a full 100% refund. Take up to 6 months to decide so that you can measure the return on your investment from this unique learning experience. This unsurpassed guarantee ought to convince you that we’re worthy of your trust and attendance during the International Hoof-Care Summit 2021 Virtual Lecture Series beginning in February 2021

At any point prior to the event, you may request that your registration be transferred to the following year’s event, or to a replacement attendee that would attend in your place. To cancel your registration, please contact American Farriers Journal by email at info@americanfarriers.com or by phone at (866) 839-8455 or (262) 432-0388. Your registration is 100% refundable through January 8, 2021. Your registration is 50% refundable January 8-27, 2021. Sorry, no refunds after January 27, 2021. NOTE: In the unlikely event that the International Hoof-Care Summit is cancelled in its entirety, all registrants will receive a full 100% registration refund.

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What is all included with my Summit registration?See more

Your International Hoof-Care Summit 2021 Virtual Lecture Series registration includes the following:

2021 VIRTUAL CLINIC SERIES PRESENTATIONS
For 8 months beginning in February 2021, we'll release several thought-provoking Virtual Clinic Series Presentations each month featuring actionable hoof-care strategies from top experts.

A LIBRARY OF TOP-RATED PRESENTATIONS FROM PAST SUMMITS
We've handpicked the best-of-the-best presentations from the past 17 years of the International Hoof-Care Summit, giving you access DOZENS of on-demand video presentations featuring information on all aspects of equine hoof care. It's like nextflix for farriers!

AMERICAN FARRIERS JOURNAL SUBSCRIPTION
Your registration includes a FREE 1-year subscription to American Farriers Journal. Published 8 times per year, American Farriers Journal offers trusted news and information on all aspects of equine hoof care. (If you are already a subscriber, an additional year will be added to your existing subscription term at no cost)

EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES AND SPECIAL OFFERS
You'll receive a "Virtual Attendee Bag" stuffed with valuable information, downloadable materials and special offers on behalf of our title sponsors and American Farriers Journal editors.

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Do apprentices and hoof-care students receive a discounted registration rate? See more

If a farrier is attending the International Hoof-Care Summit 2021 Virtual Clinic Series, his/her apprentice can register for only $49 — a 50% 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.

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What is the event schedule?See more

The International Hoof-Care Summit — 2021 Virtual Clinic Series will deliver practical, ongoing education to accommodate the busy farrier’s schedule through an online learning experience featuring a series of Virtual Clinic Presentations released throughout 2021. For 8 months beginning in February 2021, we'll release several thought-provoking Virtual Clinic Series Presentations each month featuring actionable hoof-care strategies from top experts. Each month, you'll be able to participate in live Q&As with speakers and network with other attendees virtually in real-time. Below is the schedule of monthly presentation themes. A complete list of presenters and session topics will be released soon:

FEBRUARY
Therapeutic Shoeing

MARCH
Anatomy and Biomechanics

APRIL
Shoeing for Specific Disciplines Part 1

MAY
Laminitis

JUNE
Better Basics

JULY
The Future of Evidence-Based Farriery

AUGUST
Building a Better Business and Client Management

SEPTEMBER
Managing Foot Diseases

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What is the Mail-In Shoe Contest and how do I participate?See more

We are continuing this popular contest for the 2021 International Hoof-Care Summit. The 2021 Summit Mail-In Forging Exercise will earn a winner a buckle and all participants a T-shirt.

How to Enter

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

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 Aug. 1, 2021. You can also drop off your entry form and shoe at the WCB Fitchburg Contest registration area by 5 p.m., Aug. 4, 2021..

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: Judging will occur at the World Championship Blacksmiths competition in Fitchburg, Wisconsin. Each contestant will receive a free commemorative T-shirt. The top finisher will earn a belt buckle and 2022 IHCS registration. Entries can be picked up at the WCB Fitchburg Contest. All other entries will not be returned.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE ENTRY FORM

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE HORSESHOE INSTRUCTIONS

CLICK HERE VIEW A VIDEO OF THE HORSESHOE INSTRUCTIONS

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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 International Hoof-Care Summit 2021 Virtual Clinic Series presentations are approved for CE credits by the International Association of Professional Farriers. Each month (February thru September) IAPF will award 24 Continuing Education Credits for all IAPF members who are registered. American Farriers Journal will supply IAPF with a list of registered attendees for CE Credits. For questions relating to IAPF CE credits, please call 859-533-1465 or email: bryan@professionalfarriers.com. Announcements will be made soon on approvals of veterinary credits.

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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
info@americanfarriers.com

To learn about sponsorship opportunities contact Jeremy McGovern
at (262) 777-2410 or jmcgovern@lessitermedia.com

To learn about group attendance discounts contact Dallas Ziebell
at (262) 777-2412 or dziebell@lessitermedia.com

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