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 Electric Hoof Knife, Hawthorne Products, Nature Farms Farrier Supply, R.J. Matthews Co., Texas Farrier Supply and Vettec. Each firm is a leader in recognizing the value of developing new players in the equine footcare industry.
2018's program will honor students who graduated from horseshoeing school in 2014 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 2017 International Hoof-Care Summit in Cincinnati in January to accept the award in front of the industry's leading hoof-care professionals. Two runner-ups 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 receive a plaque and the American Farriers Journal "Kitchen Sink" package.
To enter, send your nominations by July 31, 2017 to: Awards, American Farriers Journal, P.O. Box 624, Brookfield, WI 53008-0624. Fax: 262-782-1252. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.