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.
by Bob Schantz APF CJF, Chairman, Nominating CommitteeNominations for the position of Director for the AAPF/CAPF Board of Directors are now being accepted. The three-year term will begin at the conclusion of our Annual Meeting during the International Hoof-Care Summit in Cincinnati, Ohio (February 2016) and conclude in February 2019. Each year the association will need to fill three Director positions.
The American Association of Professional Farriers and Canadian Association of Professional Farriers (AAPF/CAPF) are pleased to announce the new Roy Bloom Scholarship program. The goal of this program is to encourage learning farriers to pursue their continuing education by attending the International Hoof-Care Summit as well as participating in the AAPF/CAPF Mentoring program.
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).
Here's a new feature where we'll be able to share with our members (and others) how to use the various features of our website - www.ProfessionalFarriers.comLet's start with "How Do I Learn How Many Continuing Education Credits I (or my farrier) Have Earned?"
The AAPF/CAPF Webinar Committee (Jeff Ridley APF CJF TE and Scott Lampert APF) have scheduled our next webinar. (A link to register for this webinar can be found by clicking on the title of this webinar - see above)
Shelbyville, KY - October 15, 2014 - Farrier Product Distribution, Inc. (FPD), the largest wholesale distributor of horseshoe supplies in the US and Canada, has announced the introduction of a new line of horseshoes; designed and produced in Holland by Kerckhaert Horseshoe Company. The Ranger Series will launch with the first shoe, called the Ranger Lite, in November of this year. Made for the American market, the Ranger Lite is a versatile, light shoe, designed for both general work and pleasure riding. Building on Kerckhaert brand recognition and popularity, this shoe competes, in both price and quality, with similar styles currently available in the market.
It has been a long busy summer with barely time to stand up and take a breath, let alone find a moment to write an article. We're going strong daily while all the eventers are getting in their last jumps and chasing their last foxes before bracing for what's expected to be another severe Virginia winter. Many will haul their horses south to Florida or other southern states seeking refuge from the cold before the worst of winter hits.
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.
I was asked by Jean Meneley, the former president of the Nevada Professional Farrier's Association (NPFA), to write an article about my experiences as a new intern at Forging Ahead in Round Hill, Virginia. Let me begin by giving you a little background about myself. I've been riding, or working horses and cattle most of my life: packing mules into the Sierra Nevada mountains, ten years on the rodeo circuit riding saddle bronc and bareback broncs, and competing in the intercollegiate riding circuit for two different colleges. I train Mustangs and work extensively with people who adopt them. Over the last several years, I've gotten involved in competitive team roping...although there isn't a lot of that happening in Virginia! Professionally, I've been in the field of nursing for more than two decades, with the majority of that time being spent as a trauma emergency room nurse, while the balance was as a director/executive director holding a Bachelor's degree and dual Masters Degrees. After 24 years, I decided it was time to pursue my dream of combining my love of horses with my medical background to become a farrier specializing in acute/chronic equine care.
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).
Vacancy ID # 140483 Title Farrier - Agricultural Specialist III Employing Department Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center Appointment ConditionsTerm, Full Time, Appointment Ending 06/30/2017 Proposed Start Date As soon as possible
American Association of Professional Farriers Inc.
Canadian Association of Professional Farriers Inc.
1313 Washington Street Unit 5, Shelbyville, KY 40065