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In 2008, American Farriers Journal established the "Rising Shoeing Star" program, which honors outstanding young shoers who are enjoying successful careers as farriers 3 years after graduation from one of North America's more than 60 public and private horseshoeing schools.
Co-sponsors of this program include AIM Equine Products, Dechra Veterinary Products, G.E. Forge and Tool, Hawthorne Products Inc., Nature Farms Farrier Supply, R.J. Matthews Co. and Texas Farrier Supply. Each firm is a leader in recognizing the value of developing new players in the equine footcare industry.
2019's program will honor students who graduated from horseshoeing school in 2015 and have developed a successful career in the equine footcare business.
An independent panel of hoof-care industry leaders will evaluate the nominations and select three winners. The winning "Rising Shoeing Star" farrier will receive $1,000 and also have his or her expenses paid to the 2019 International Hoof-Care Summit in Cincinnati in January to accept the award in front of the industry's leading hoof-care professionals. Two runners-up will each receive $500 awards. The three winners will also receive a plaque, a 1-year subscription to American Farriers Journal, free Summit registration and the American Farriers Journal "Kitchen Sink" package.
The schools that produce the three winners will also receive a plaque and the American Farriers Journal "Kitchen Sink" package.
To enter, send your nominations by August 15, 2018 to: Awards, American Farriers Journal, P.O. Box 624, Brookfield, WI 53008-0624. Fax: 262-782-1252. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include a letter detailing when your nominee graduated, what shoeing school they attended and what they've accomplished since graduating.
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