In mid-March, organizers of the World Horseshoeing Classic announced that after a 10-year run they are ending the international competition. The contest was coordinated by the Kentucky Horseshoeing School and World Championship Blacksmiths not only drew more than a dozen teams of the best farriers from around the world, its judges were consistently among the most respected. Team Revolution won the competition in 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic was taking hold around the world. The 2021 event, however, was not to be. Like many events before it, the World Horseshoeing Classic was canceled.
The Victory Racing Plate Co. announced that Mark Hickcox, CF, of Naples, Fla. has been hired as sales manager. Hickcox has a bachelor of science degree in Business Administration from Colorado State University and more than 20 years of sales experience. He is a Heartland Horseshoeing School alumnus and a former full-time farrier in Red Lodge, Mont.
The American and Canadian Associations of Professional Farriers (AAPF/CAPF) will announce the results of membership voting for open positions on the board of directors in February at the International Hoof-Care Summit.
Working with donors, Texas A&M University equine researcher David Hood is organizing the Hoof Project Foundation to concentrate on funding new opportunities for education, rehabilitation and research of the foot.
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March 1, 2002
Kane replaces Bob Mealey of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University who handled the equine research editor’s duties since the May/June, 1999, issue of American Farriers Journal.
Texas farrier Don Mock's shoeing trailer was built as a project by (then) high schoolers Warren and Dean Evans. The brothers made this project as part of their Future Farmers of America Agricultural Technology and Mechanical Systems course. He uses the trailer at his hunter/jumper client Bay Yard Farms. This trailer won the best FFA project award at the State Fair of Texas.
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