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Who Judges Your Work?

I attended this past weekend's Hoofcare Essentials Clinic, presented by the American Association of Professional Farriers/Canadian Association of Professional Farriers. Among the presentations, Michigan farrier Jennifer Horn delivered a talk on how forging competitions have helped her continue her education and what judges look for from contestants' work.

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Frank Lessiter
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End Of An Era At The Calgary Stampede

It was certainly a surprise when we heard the Calgary Stampede was dropping the World Championship Blacksmiths' Competition after 35 years. Not only was this decision a surprise to the farrier community, but it also was also a shock to the blacksmith competition organizers who had not suspected the elimination of this valuable learning experience.

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AFA Members Gather In Portland

Pacific Northwest is site of the organization’s 39th annual convention
Members of the American Farrier’s Association gathered in Portland, Ore., in late February for the organization’s 39th annual convention. The Pacific Northwest city was a welcoming host for the affair, which featured forging competitions, educational lectures, business meetings, a trade show, a fund-raising auction and plenty of opportunities for making new acquaintances and renewing old ones.
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Forging In The Parking Lot Contest

The Horseshoe Barn
1223 Blumenfeld Dr.
Sacramento, CA
United States
The Horseshoe Barn is hosting an aluminum shoe contest in Sacramento, Calif. Read More


2017 Iowa State University Spring Clinic

Held at Iowa State University's College of Veterinary Medicine, this annual clinic brings farriers and veterinary students together for presentations, discussion and contests. The unique offering is a farrier-vet student clinic in which teams featuring both build a case history scenario and shoeing for a cadaver limb.

2017 World Horseshoeing Classic Photo Gallery

Photos from the 2017 World Horseshoeing Classic held at the Kentucky Horseshoeing School (KHS) in Richmond, Ky.

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