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[Video] 2019 American Farrier’s Association Convention Vern Hornquist Memorial Class

Watch International Horseshoeing Hall of Fame member Roy Bloom of Drummond, Wis., as he forges the winning shoe during the Vern Hornquist Memorial Class at the 2019 American Farrier’s Association Convention in Tulsa, Okla. Bloom forged a 10 1/4” x 3/8” x 1” shoe from a 4 1/2” x 5” piece of aluminum bar stock. The toe must be 3/16” and the heel must be 1/2”. It also must fit six #4 city head nails.
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News & Notes

Lee Liles’ Horseshoeing Museum Is Moving To Oklahoma City

The National Museum of Horse Shoeing Tools will call the Historic Stockyards City its home
The late Lee Liles dedicated his life to preserving the heritage of farriery with the creation of the National Museum of Horse Shoeing Tools and Hall Of Honor. Nine months after his passing, Liles’ family delivered a valentine to their patriarch and the farrier industry by announcing the collection will have a permanent home in Oklahoma City, Okla.
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Farrier Tips

Are You Using the Horn Correctly?

Hall of Fame farrier Bob Marshall helps correct a common forging mistake
A farrier has a responsibility to the horse and the trade, and a good place to start is the basics of forging, says legendary farrier Bob Marshall.
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IHCS 2019

Craig Trnka Demonstrates How to Forge the VICTORY Summit Mail-In Shoe

While covering the recent Michigan Horseshoers Association’s 50th anniversary Contest and Clinic at the Michigan State University’s Pavilion for Agriculture and Livestock Education, Edgewood, N.M., farrier Craig Trnka generously took some time to demonstrate how to forge the 2019 International Hoof-Care Summit Mail-In shoe, sponsored by VICTORY.
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Bob Marshall Emphasizes the Fundamentals of Hoof Care

Hall of Fame Farrier Shares 60 Years of Experience with Forging and Shoeing Tips
Back in 2003, Bob Marshall told American Farriers Journal, “What I constantly see with guys is a need to go over the basics. It’s the same every year. No one has even shown some of them how to hold a hammer.”
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News & Notes

Montana Farrier Tom Peterson Captures World Championship Blacksmiths Title

N.C. Farrier Dillon Crane Wins <em>American Farriers Journal</em> Most Improved Award
The World Championship Blacksmiths (WCB) wrapped up its 12th season in Las Vegas, Nev., by crowning Bozeman, Mont., farrier Tom Peterson as its national champion. Waxhaw, N.C., farrier Dillon Crane took home the American Farriers Journal Most Improved Award, as well as the Category 2 title.
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IMAGE GALLERIES

2018 Colorado Classic

Chris and Cody Gregory of Heartland Horseshoeing School in Lamar, Mo., were the clinicians and judges of the 2018 Colorado Classic in Kremmling, Colo.

World Championship Blacksmiths event at the Goshen Stampede June 2018

World Championship Blacksmiths held its second competition of the season June 15-17, 2018, at the Goshen Stampede in Goshen, Conn. It was the first time that the WCB staged an event at the Goshen Stampede.

Anvil Brand Clinic: February 2018

Hall Of Fame farrier Billy Crothers demonstrated a number of forging and shoeing techniques designed to improve efficiency in your hoof-care practice at the annual Anvil Brand Shoeing Co. winter clinic in Lexington, Ill.

2017 World Horseshoeing Classic Photo Gallery

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

Joe Smith's Horseshoe Art

Thousands of horseshoes, bound for the scrap heap, are the artistic medium of choice for Joe Smith, who welds them into large-scale treasures.

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Everyday Essential Horseshoe Modifications

3/25/17
Spanish Lake Blacksmith Farrier Supplies
2793 W Meyer Rd.
Foristell, MO
United States
Contact: Bob Schantz
Spanish Lake Blacksmith Farrier Supplies will host Everyday Essential Horseshoe Modifications clinic. Paul Skaggs will be the clinician. Read More

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Forging With Craig Trnka, CFJ, Clinic

9/8/17
257 Goldrush Way
Chino Valley, AZ
United States
Contact: Shaun Woodsum
The Arizona State Farriers Association is hosting a clinic with Craig Trnka, CJF, in Chino Valley, Ariz.  Read More

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South Carolina Farriers Association Clinic

10/1/17
SCFA
270 John Weaver Rd.
Columbus, NC
United States
Contact: Casey Sokol
The South Carolina Farriers Association is hosting a clinic in Columbus, N.C. Read More

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Hammer-In

11/16/17
Purves Home
5760 Tipp Elizabeth Rd
Troy, OH
United States
Contact: Dave Purves CJF

The South Western Ohio Farriers Association will sponsor a Hammer-In in Troy, Ohio.

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Hammer-In

12/22/17
Hoyle Home
1432 Jasper Rd.
Xenia, OH
United States
Contact: Kenny Hoyle
The Southwestern Ohio Farriers Association will sponsor a Hammer-In in Xenia, Ohio. Read More

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Hammer-In

1/5/18
Tractor Supply Co.
480 North Mill St.
Tehachapi, CA
United States
Contact: Shayne Dempsey
Shayne Dempsey is hosting a Hammer-In in Tehachapi. Read More

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Hammer-In

2/2/18
Tractor Supply Co.
480 North Mills St.
Tehachapi, CA
United States
Shayne Dempsey is hosting a Hammer-In in Tehachapi. Read More

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Hammer-In

3/2/18
Tractor Supply Co.
480 North Mill St.
Tehachapi, CA
United States
Shayne Dempsey is hosting a Hammer-In in Tehachapi. Read More

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Hammer-In

3/17/18
Rick Medd's Shop
1105 23rd Avenue N
Clinton, IA
United States
Contact: Rick Medd
Iowa Professional Farriers Association is hosting a Hammer-In in Clinton. Read More

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Hammer-In

4/6/18
Tractor Supply Co.
480 North Mill St.
Tehachapi, CA
United States
Shayne Dempsey is hosting a Hammer-In in Tehachapi. Read More

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