Frank Lessiter Scholarship for Farriers

The Hoofcare Essentials Foundation is pleased to present the 2022 Frank Lessiter Scholarship Program (formerly known as the Roy Bloom Scholarship). The goal of this program is to encourage farriers to pursue their continuing education by attending the 2024 International Hoof-Care Summit.

This program will annually recognize two (2) eligible farriers by providing each of them with a package to include:

- Registration to the International Hoof-Care Summit in Cincinnati, Ohio
- Transportation to the Summit (either by auto reimbursement or air travel)
- Lodging at the Summit (up to 4 nights)

- Be a current member of a regional, national, or international farrier association
- May have previously applied
- Have never attended the International Hoof-Care Summit
- Submit an application

A fellow farrier or veterinarian or horse owner will also need to submit a letter of recommendation for the applicant.

This year the association will divide the scholarship into 2 categories. One recipient will be selected from each of these categories:
A. Farriers having less than 5 years of experience
B. Farriers having 5 or more years of experience

An application will include an essay on the subject: "Why I Would Like to be a Recipient of the Frank Lessiter Scholarship"

Considerations to include in the essay should include:
- What you hope to receive by attending the International Hoof-Care Summit
- The impact of attending the Summit on your farrier practice
- Additional information describing your education and experience to get to this point in your life


Scholarships winners will be announced no later than November 15, 2023

QUESTIONS - Please contact:

* Bryan Quinsey, Administrator Scholarship Committee, at 561-914-8278 or

CLICK HERE for application and additional details