The number one objective of the AAPF/IAPF is to support and recognize farriers as experienced and educated professionals.
Toward that end, the AAPF/IAPF will establish a respected Accreditation platform that publicly illustrates dedication and commitment to the profession as well to specialty areas.
The association will also be the support site for continuing education; member benefits; relationships with fellow farriers, veterinarians, suppliers and horse owners; and business management opportunities.
The AAPF/IAPF will enhance the position of the farrier as a professional and provide the education and support tools for continued and improved success.
The AAPF/IAPF is confident it will improve the foundation and knowledge for both beginning and experienced farriers by encouraging and promoting continuing education.
Additionally, the association will provide a support system of information, experience, and contacts.
These opportunities will ultimately improve the care and service provided to all horses.
Owners will now have a reference that will identify dedicated and educated farriers.
They will be able to choose a farrier based on Accreditation while clearly understanding the education and experience of the farrier.
Owners can be assured that to obtain and maintain these titles, their farrier is up to date on research, techniques, and products.
Owners can feel confident knowing that their farrier is part of an association of available professionals if advice or experience is needed.
The AAPF/IAPF recognizes and appreciates the dedication and commitment of the equine industry.
It is the goal of the AAPF/IAPF to be a productive source of information and experience for the entire equine industry.
The AAPF/IAPF plans to support the equine industry by providing other associations with assistance wherever and whenever possible.
The AAPF/IAPF looks forward to building well-balanced, steadfast relationships with equine associations representing all breeds and disciplines. We believe that these bridges of opportunity will provide and support the foundation needed for healthy professional relationships.
Committed to, and promoting a “Team Work” approach, the AAPF/IAPF will pave a welcome road to the association and equine practitioner partnerships.
American Association of Professional Farriers
Canadian Association of Professional Farriers
International Association of Professional Farriers
1313 Washington Street Unit 5, Shelbyville, KY 40065
Phone: 859-533-1465 Fax: 888-972-1806