The American & Canadian Associations of Professional Farriers are trade associations for farriers and veterinarians interested in equine podiatry. We also encourage suppliers, manufacturers, and service providers for the farrier industry to become members.
Our primary focus is Continuing Education for all professionals in our industry. We encourage professional farriers to attend clinics, seminars, contests, and other educational events to enhance their profession.
Through our Hoofcare Essentials® program we encourage horse owners to seek out professional farriers for your horses.
At the September 18, 2016 meeting of the AAPF/IAPF Board of Directors, a resolution was unanimously approved to support the position of the American Horse Council, as well as our Alliance Member - the American Saddlebred Horse Association - in relation to the proposal to amend the horse protection regulations.The full text of the letter submitted to APHIS can be found on the next page.
The American and International Associations of Professional Farriers (AAPF/IAPF) recently unveiled its credentialing program. The AAPF/IAPF's credentialing program is a two-step process - farrier foundation credential and discipline/specialty/breed credential.
The American Association of Professional Farriers (AAPF) and International Association of Professional Farriers (IAPF) have created two educational aids called "Laminitis 911" and "Thrush 911". These 11" x 17" posters, printed on high gloss heavyweight paper, will make excellent additions to every stable.
As part of our 2016 Annual Meeting, the Board of Directors announced a new recognition for those members who have achieved Accreditation status (AF or APF) for three consecutive years. Recipients were prsented with a certificate suitable for framing along with with Bronze sticker recognizing their achievement. For those members who were unable to attend the association will be mailing their certificate and sticker.Click on the name of this article to view a complete list of this year's honorees.As the association grows, we will also present Silver Awards for those achieving Accreditation status for 6 consecutive years and Gold Awards for 9 consecutive years.Congratulations!
In an effort to more fully recognize its global impact on the farrier industry, the American Association of Professional Farriers (AAPF) has created the International Association of Professional Farriers (IAPF). The primary focus of the IAPF will be to recognize and support educational opportunities available for farriers throughout the world.
AAPF/CAPF Expresses Appreciation to Educational PartnersThe American Association of Professional Farriers and International Association of Professional Farriers are pleased to recognize the thirty-eight (38) companies which have committed to being "AAPF/IAPF Educational Partners". Their partnership has allowed us to fund AAPF/IAPF Hoofcare Essentials Clinics and other educational functions throughout the United States and Canada.
The American Association of Professional Farriers (AAPF) and Canadian Association of Professional Farriers (CAPF) have established a relationship with e-hoof.com, an educational tool created by the University of Zurich (Switzerland).
The American & Canadian Associations of Professional Farriers (AAPF/CAPF) are pleased to announce that Life Data Labs has become a Corporate Sponsor of their Farrier Assistance program. The AAPF/CAPF Farrier Assistance program was created to provide short-term assistance for members who are unable to work as farriers due to illness or injury.
Summer finds most farriers working long hours to meet the needs of their clients. But it's also a great time to encourage your friends and fellow farriers to join the American Association of Professional Farriers (or Canadian Association of Professional Farriers if they reside in Canada).
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