In 2019, Executive Director Bryan Quinsey traveled to Australia to attend the Australian Farrier's Conference in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. During his visit, he was able to meet with numerous farriers and farrier suppliers. In addition, he was able to formalize the creation of the International Association of Professional Farriers Inc. (IAPF - Australia) as a registered non-profit organization in Australia.
The IAPF - Australia will work to provide continuing educational opportunities from North America to our "down-under" friends. This will include sponsoring clinics, promoting online continuing education programming, and offering assistance in ill or injured. During the 2020 world-wide pandemic, the IAPF - Australia worked with the government of Australia to identify farriers as essential workers.
The IAPF Board of Directors in North American named the first officers for the IAPF - Australia: