American Association of Professional Farriers Inc.


by Bob Schantz APF CJF, Chairman, Nominating Committee
Nominations 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.  

Retiring Directors in 2016 include:  
  • Brent Brown APF of Northport, Maine*
  • Dave Dawson APF of Uxbridge, Ontario
  • Cathy Lesperance APF of Fergus, Ontario*
*Since Brent and Cathy were both appointed to two-year terms, they are eligible to be nominated to run for a full three-year term.

Earlier this year the Bylaws of the association have been changed relating to nominations for the Board. Candidates for all Board positions (Directors and Officers) shall:
  • Currently serve, or have previously served, as a member or chairperson of an AAPF/CAPF Standing Committee or Task Force,
  • Been a professional farrier or veterinarian for at least ten (10) years, and
  • Be a current Accredited Professional Farrier (APF), DVM, VMD or other professional veterinarian designation.
Please CLICK HERE if you are interested in learning more about the responsibilities of being a Board Member.  This page includes a link to the Nomination Form.

If you have additional questions, please contact Executive Director Bryan Quinsey at 859-533-1465 or email him at