American Farriers Journal & Lessiter Media
Recipient must be a current member of AAPF/IAPF.
Recipient may not be a current member of the AAPF/IAPF Board of Directors, but may have been a former member of Board.
Recipient must have displayed qualities similar to the exemplary leadership demonstrated by Robert "Red" Renchin CF APF, including:
Well-respected by, and able to work hand-in-hand with, area veterinarians and other farriers on critical horse care cases,
A willingness to share his/her knowledge and train future hoof-care farriers,
A continuing desire to learn more about all aspects of hoof-care and evaluate new techniques in the farrier field,
A willingness to go out of his/her way to help fellow farriers, and
A strong believer in the need for highly effective customer service.
2016 - Robert "Red" Renchin CF APF of Mequon, Wisconsin (Awarded Posthumously)
2017 - Frank Gravlee DVM MS CNS & Linda Gravlee of Cherokee, Alabama
2018 - Robert "Bob" Schantz CJF APF of Foristell, Missouri
2019 - Donald R. Jones CJF APF of Pleasant Garden, North Carolina
2020 - David Birdsall CJF APF of Water Mill, New York
2021 - Joseph Yoder APF of Fredericksburg, Ohio (Awarded Posthumously)