Calendar of Events - American Association of Professional Farriers

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DateEvent
08/22/18
EponaShoe and MetronMind Demonstration, Ramsey, MN

Clinician:
  • Gene Lelm APF

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08/23/18
 -08/25/18
E.L.P.O. Barefoot Hoofcare - Skills Course, Penrose, CO (21 CE)

This course is designed to give beginner, novice & professional farriers & trimmers detailed hands-on training needed for maintaining barefoot horses. We will focus on recognizing foot types & their needs, how to deal with distortions, and how to trimming feet in a safe & effective manner. This is an excellent opportunity to fine tune your skills and improve the proficiency & quality of your work.   This course qualifies as a Pre-Certification course.

*This course qualifies as a Pre-Certification Course that will offer a great opportunity to prepare yourself for the barefoot trimming Certification Exams.
 

APPROVED FOR 21 AAPF CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS


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08/25/18
Empire State Farriers Association 38th Annual Clinic & Contest, Greenville, NY (6 CE)

Clinician:
  • Lamar Weaver CJF
APPROVED FOR 6 AAPF CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS

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09/01/18
 -09/03/18
World Championship Blacksmiths Competition, Big Horn, WY (24 CE)

Clinician/Judge:
  • Austin Edens CJF of Dripping Springs, Texas
APPROVED FOR 24 AAPF CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS

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09/03/18
 -09/07/18
Dr. Redden's Advanced Equine Podiatry Course, Versailles, KY

Clinician:
  • R. F. (Ric) Redden DVM
CLICK HERE for Course Syllabus

APPROVED FOR 35 AAPF CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS

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09/04/18
Oakhurst Equine Farrier Forum, Newberg, OR (3 CE)

This is a monthly event beginning at 6PM on the first Tuesday. Farriers are encouraged to nominate "difficult" shoeing cases prior to the event. Two chosen horses are brought in, videoed, radiographed and blocked by an Oakhurst veterinarian. The cases are discussed in a classroom setting among all the farriers and a plan is made. The horses are then re-shod to the plans specifications by the nominating shoer.

Veterinarians:
  • Sylvia Ouellette DVM DABVP
  • Jack Root DVM
APPROVED FOR 3 AAPF CONTINUING EDUCATION CREIDTS
 

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09/08/18
 -09/09/18
Pete Ramey Hoof Rehabilitation Clinic, Tully, NY (20 CE)

Clinician:
  • Pete Ramey
Topics:
  • Laminitis Treatment and Prevention
  • Navicular Syndrome Treatment and Prevention
  • Hoof Trimming
  • Synthetic Shoe Application
  • Customizing (Heat Fitting) Hoof Boots
  • Epoxy Work
Hosts:
  • Ivy and Pete Ramey
APPROVED FOR 20 AAPF/CAPF CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS

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09/11/18
 -09/23/18
2018 FEI World Equestrian Games Tryon, North Carolina

The American and International Associations of Professional Farriers (AAPF/IAPF) are pleased to announce an agreement to provide emergency farrier services for the FEI World Equestrian Games Tryon 2018 (WEG) at Tryon International Equestrian Center in Mill Spring, N.C.

To be considered as a farrier for the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games, please
complete an application by CLICKING HERE.

AAPF/IAPF VOLUNTEER CHAIRMEN: (Contact either Dave or James with questions)

- Dave Farley CF APF-I - 561-310-1549 or farleydave54@gmail.com

- James Gilchrist APF - 561-308-0346 or gilchristfarrier@aol.com

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09/15/18
2018 Spanish Lake Blacksmith Shop Annual Clinic, Foristell, MO (6 CE)

Clinician:
  • Bobby Menker CJF APF of Lexington, Kentucky
CLICK HERE for Schedule

APPROVED FOR 6 AAPF CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS

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09/20/18
 -09/22/18
2018 Ontario Farriers Association Annual Convention, Orangeville, ON

Clinician/Judge:
  • Jonathon Nunn FWCF
Clinician/Judge Sponsor:
  • Werkman Horseshoes
APPLYING FOR AAPF/CAPF CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS

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09/21/18
 -09/22/18
Whole Horse Dissection Clinic with Paige Poss APF, Marshall, VA (13 CE)

Clinician:
  • Paige Poss APF
APPROVED FOR 13 AAPF CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS (6.5 CE Credits per day)

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09/22/18
Northeast Farrier Supply Fall Clinic, Winsted, CT

Clinician:
  • Conrad Trow CJF
Topic:
  • "Importance of Fitting Feet - Fitting What You Trim"
APPLIED FOR AAPF CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS

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09/26/18
 -09/29/18
2018 Annual NEAEP Symposium, Saratoga Springs, NY (25 CE)

Podiatry Clinicians:
  • Dr. Greg Staller
  • Dr. Ric Redden
  • Joao Neto APF
  • Stefan Wehrli
Podiatry Wet Lab Clinicians:
  • Dr. Ric Redden
  • Stefan Wherli
  • Chris Penola APF
  • Dr. Greg Staller
  • Joao Neto APF
  • Dr. Britt Conklin
  • Adam Wynbrandt APF-I
  • Cathy Lesperance APF-I
Locations:
  • Wednesday - Holiday Inn, 232 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY
  • Thursday & Friday - Saratoga Springs City Center, 522 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY
  • Saturday (Wet Labs) - Saratoga Fairgrounds, 162 Prospect St, Ballston Spa, NY
APPROVED FOR 25 AAPF CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS

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09/26/18
 -09/30/18
Applied Equine Podiatry Course, Nampa, ID (40 CE)

Clinician:
  • Keith LaPierre MAEP, APF, RJF, CF, MIAEP
Synopsis:
  • Day 1 - Classroom (Theory)
  • Day 2 - Classroom (Anatomy & Function)
  • Day 3 - Wet Lab (Dissection and Foot Evaluations)
  • Day 4 - Practical (Tool Use, Safety, Method Application)
  • Day 5 - Practical (Method Application)
Click Here for Registration Details

APPROVED FOR 40 AAPF CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS (8 CE Credits Per Day)
 

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09/27/18
 -09/29/18
E.L.P.O. Forging & Farrier Skills Course, Penrose, CO (21 CE)

E.L.P.O. Forging & Farrier Skills Course -This course is designed to give novice and professional farriers detailed hands-on training with forging & modifying shoes to meet the needs of the more widely used shoes today. This course will focus specifically on modifying several shoes to greatly improve the Leverage Management they offer the foot. The second portion of this Farrier skills course will focus specifically on dealing with distortions, shoe fitting & quality finish work. Attendees will work at improving how they fit shoe for various types of feet & for different situations. This is an excellent opportunity to fine tune your skills and improve the proficiency & quality of your work.

*This course qualifies as a Pre-Certification Course that will offer a great opportunity to prepare yourself for Certification Exams.

APPROVED FOR 21 AAPF CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS

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10/02/18
Oakhurst Equine Farrier Forum, Newberg, OR (3 CE)

This is a monthly event beginning at 6PM on the first Tuesday. Farriers are encouraged to nominate "difficult" shoeing cases prior to the event. Two chosen horses are brought in, videoed, radiographed and blocked by an Oakhurst veterinarian. The cases are discussed in a classroom setting among all the farriers and a plan is made. The horses are then re-shod to the plans specifications by the nominating shoer.

Veterinarians:
  • Sylvia Ouellette DVM DABVP
  • Jack Root DVM
APPROVED FOR 3 AAPF CONTINUING EDUCATION CREIDTS
 

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10/05/18
 -10/07/18
World Championship Blacksmiths Competition, Doswell, VA (24 CE)

Clinician/Judge:
  • Brian Nelson CJF of Caldwell, Idaho
APPROVED FOR 24 AAPF CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS

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10/06/18
AAPF/IAPF Hoofcare Essentials Clinic at Stockhoff's, Freehold, NJ (7 CE)

Clinicians:
  • Steve Kraus CJF APF of Trumansburg, New York
  • Bob Smith CF APF-I of Plymouth, California
Sponsors:
  • AAPF/IAPF Educational Partners
APPROVED FOR 7 AAPF CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS

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10/06/18
AFA - OSPHOS Free Clinic, North Grafton, MA (7 CE)

Clinician:
  • Diego Almeida CJF EE
Topic:
  • "The Navicular Apparatus & Shoeing Appraches"
Complimentary Lunch Provided

APPROVED FOR 7 AAPF CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS

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10/07/18
 -10/08/18
Pete Ramey Hoof Rehabilitation Clinic, Greenville, CA (20 CE)

Clinician:
  • Pete Ramey
Topics:
  • Laminitis Treatment and Prevention
  • Navicular Syndrome Treatment and Prevention
  • Hoof Trimming
  • Synthetic Shoe Application
  • Customizing (Heat Fitting) Hoof Boots
  • Epoxy Work
Hosts:
  • Ivy and Pete Ramey
APPROVED FOR 20 AAPF/CAPF CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS

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10/10/18
 -10/13/18
ELPO Category 4 Lameness Treatment Course, Penrose, CO (25.5 CE)

If you are considering trying for your Lameness Specialist Certification some day, or just want to learn more about treating and troubleshooting lameness, this is a great educational opportunity. We will spend three and half days learning about various pathologies and working on a multitude of lameness issues. Through the use of many methods and tools available to us today, we will evaluate, treat and fine tune each case until the best possible results are achieved. You will learn how to leverage test horses, evaluate distortions using the E.L.P.O. Hoof Evaluation Protocol, as well as fill out all the forms applicable in a full case study workup. You will receive lots of personal instruction and hands-on experience from some excellent E.L.P.O. Lameness Specialists, so don’t pass up this opportunity to expand your hoof care toolbox.

 

This course is for professional hoof care providers that wish to learn more about equine lameness & treatment options.  Topics of discussion will include:

  • Laminitis

  • Navicular Syndrome

  • Ring Bone

  • Collateral Ligament Lesions

  • Leverage Testing

  • E.L.P.O. Distortion Evaluation System

  • Case Study Workup


APPROVED FOR 25.5 AAPF CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS

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10/12/18
 -10/14/18
WCFA 2018 Fall Conference & Competition, Chilliwack, BC (9 CE)

Clinician/Judge:
  • Wayne Preece FWCF
Clinicians:
  • Andrew Tuefel RMT
  • Steve Dixon CJF
CLICK HERE for Flyer

APPROVED FOR 9 AAPF/CAPF CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS (Saturday - 4.25 CE; Sunday - 4.75 CE)

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10/12/18
 -10/13/18
Oregon Farriers Association Fall Clinic, Bend, OR

Clinicians:
  • Jason Smith CJF APF-I
  • Wendy Krebs DVM
Topics:
  • "Lameness Evaluation"
  • "Shoeing"
  • Hands-On Forging
APPLYING FOR AAPF CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS

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10/13/18
 -10/14/18
2018 Maine Farriers Association Fall Clinic, Old Town, ME

Clinician:
  • Doug Workman APF of Cleveland, Georgia
APPLYING FOR AAPF CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS

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10/20/18
Sweet River Equine Clinic, Modesto, CA (8 CE)

Clinician: 
  • Scott Lampert APF
Topic:
  • "Proportional Hoof Balance - Theory and Application"
APPROVED FOR 8 AAPF CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS

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10/24/18
 -10/27/18
Category 1 - 3 E.L.P.O. Certification Course, Penrose, CO (24 CE)

The Category 1 - 3 E.L.P.O. Certification Course offers professional barefoot trimmers and farriers the opportunity to take several of the Certification Exams offered by the Equine Lameness Prevention Organization.  This class is not designed as an educational course or as a certification preparatory course.  Although there is some opportunity over the first few days to practice or become acclimated to the type of feet you will work on during your exam, you should not expect these opportunities to prepare you completely for the practical or written examinations.  This is a CERTIFICATION course and you should attend with the idea that you have completed a Pre-Certification course and are PREPARED for the exams.

     At this course, attendees will be able to take the following exams:

  • Live Sole Hoof Mapping Certified (LSHM)
  • Certified Barefoot Trimmer (CBT)
  • Certified Farrier Practitioner (CFP)
  • Certified Farrier Glue Practitioner (CFGP)

*You may take the LSHM, CBT and either CFP or CFGP at the same course, however you may not take CFP and CFGP at the same time.

**You will have to take 1 Practical (hands-on) Exam for each level, however you will only take 1 Written Exam that will cover all levels (if taking multiple levels at one course).  The exception is the CFP Exam where you will have 2 Practical Exams; a Shoeing & a Forging Exam.

For more details about the Certification Program Click HERE


APPROVED FOR 24 AAPF CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS

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10/25/18
 -10/28/18
2018 Pacific Hoof Care Practitioners Conference (15.5 CE)

Clinicians:
  • Pete Ramey
  • Dr. Cindy Nielsen
  • Christina Cline
  • Mary DeBono
  • Jaini Clougher BVSc Bsc
Schedule & Details: APPROVED FOR 15.5 AAPF CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS (Friday - 6 CE; Saturday - 6.5 CE; Sunday - 3 CE Credits)

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10/29/18
AAPF/IAPF Hoofcare Essentials Clinic at Yoder Blacksmith Supplies, Fredericksburg, OH

Clinicians:
  • TBA
Sponsors:
  • AAPF/IAPF Educational Partners
APPLYING FOR AAPF CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS

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11/01/18
2018 Indiana Farriers Association Fall Clinic, Sheridan, IN (6.5 CE)

Clinician:
  • Bob Marshall
Schedule:
  • 7:30 am - Coffee & Registration
  • 8:30 am - Noon - Lecture
  • Noon - 1 pm - Lunch
  • 1 pm - 5 pm - Demonstration of Shoeing a Horse
APPROVED FOR 6.5 AAPF CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS

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11/03/18
 -11/04/18
Better Together: A Workshop for Veterinarians and Farriers, East Lansing, MI (16 CE)

Clinicians:
  • Wayne Preece FWCF
  • Betsy Carr DVM, DACVIM, PhD, DAVECC, CVA
  • Marc Kinsley DVM, MS, DACVS-LA
  • Jane Manfredi DVM, MS, PhD DACVS-LA, DACVSMR (Equine)
APPROVED FOR 16 AAPF CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS (8 CE Credits per Day)
 

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11/06/18
Oakhurst Equine Farrier Forum, Newberg, OR (3 CE)

This is a monthly event beginning at 6PM on the first Tuesday. Farriers are encouraged to nominate "difficult" shoeing cases prior to the event. Two chosen horses are brought in, videoed, radiographed and blocked by an Oakhurst veterinarian. The cases are discussed in a classroom setting among all the farriers and a plan is made. The horses are then re-shod to the plans specifications by the nominating shoer.

Veterinarians:
  • Sylvia Ouellette DVM DABVP
  • Jack Root DVM
APPROVED FOR 3 AAPF CONTINUING EDUCATION CREIDTS
 

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11/08/18
 -11/11/18
Equine Affaire, West Springfield, MA

Please consider volunteering at the Life Data Labs booth to demonstrate the correct steps to remove a shoe with horse owners.

Alternate Contact:  Bryan Quinsey   859-533-1465   bryan@professionalfarriers.com
 

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11/09/18
 -11/10/18
1st Annual Danny Ward Memorial Contest & Clinic, Blacksburg, VA

Clinicians/Judges:
  • Dusty Franklin CJF DWCF ASF APF of Minco, OK
  • Joey Hite CJF of Oxford, NC
Host:
  • North Carolina Horseshoers Association

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11/24/18
 -11/25/18
Pete Ramey Hoof Rehabilitation Clinic, Bryon Bay, Australia (20 CE)

Clinician:
  • Pete Ramey
Topics:
  • Laminitis Treatment and Prevention
  • Navicular Syndrome Treatment and Prevention
  • Hoof Trimming
  • Synthetic Shoe Application
  • Customizing (Heat Fitting) Hoof Boots
  • Epoxy Work
Hosts:
  • Ivy and Pete Ramey
APPROVED FOR 20 AAPF/CAPF CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS

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12/01/18
 -12/05/18
AAEP 64th Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA

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12/04/18
Oakhurst Equine Farrier Forum, Newberg, OR (3 CE)

This is a monthly event beginning at 6PM on the first Tuesday. Farriers are encouraged to nominate "difficult" shoeing cases prior to the event. Two chosen horses are brought in, videoed, radiographed and blocked by an Oakhurst veterinarian. The cases are discussed in a classroom setting among all the farriers and a plan is made. The horses are then re-shod to the plans specifications by the nominating shoer.

Veterinarians:
  • Sylvia Ouellette DVM DABVP
  • Jack Root DVM
APPROVED FOR 3 AAPF CONTINUING EDUCATION CREIDTS
 

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12/06/18
 -12/09/18
World Championship Blacksmiths Competition, Las Vegas, NV (24 CE)

Clinician/Judge:
  • Sarah Beane FWCF and Steven Beane FWCF of Yarm, England
APPROVED FOR 24 AAPF CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS

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12/14/18
 -12/15/18
Mid Eastern Farriers Association Annual Contest & Clinic, Westerville, OH

Clinicians/Judges:
  • Bodie Trnka CJF
  • Ben Hupp CJF
APPLYING FOR AAPF CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS

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01/22/19
 -01/25/19
16th Annual International Hoof-Care Summit, Cincinnati, OH

Clinicians:  TBD

Sponsors:  TBD

APPLYING FOR AAPF/CAPF CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS

 

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03/04/19
 -03/08/19
AFA 48th Annual Convention, Tulsa, OK

04/20/19
30th Annual Meader's Farrier Appreciation Day, Rochester, NH

Clinicians:
  • Travis Burns CJF TE EE AWCF APF-I, of Christiansburg, Virginia
  • Adam Wynbrandt APF-I of Sacramento, California
Travis is the current president of the American Farrier's Association.  Adam is the current president of the American Association of Professional Farriers.

Sponsor:
  • AAPF/IAPF Educational Partners
APPLYING FOR AAPF/IAPF CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS

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08/01/19
 -08/03/19
2019 Australian Farriers' Conference, Australia

Clinicians:
  • To be announced
Schedule:
  • To be announced
APPLYING FOR AAPF/IAPF CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS

12/07/19
 -12/11/19
AAEP 65th Annual Convention, Denver, CO

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01/28/20
 -01/31/20
17th Annual International Hoof-Care Summit, Cincinnati, OH

Clinicians:  TBD

Sponsors:  TBD

APPLYING FOR AAPF/CAPF CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS

 

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03/09/20
 -03/13/20
AFA 49th Annual Convention, Chattanooga, TN

Coming Soon...
Talking Hooves Clinic, Monticello, IA - CANCELLED

Clinician:
  • Martin Kenny CJF APF
Overview:
  • We will have  4 horses minimum to work on and show how to shoe to take into consideration the effects of ground reaction forces on the hoof capsule specific to the horse we are looking at.  What will make this most unique is that at two of the horses have been shod by two different farriers I have worked on these specific horse with last year. One 12 months prior to clinic and one about 6 months prior. Both horses were scheduled for euthanasia and the one from 12 months ago has been sound for ten months and the other one is 90% sound at this time. I've been consulting with the farriers attending these cases via photos etc since doing them myself last year. We will have photos from when we started on these two horses as well as x-rays from the and current x-rays to compare to as well.
  • Once farriers sign up we will offer to let them bring a problematic horse they need help with them, if they wish, (theirs or client owned) so we can assist with this clinic. 
APPROVED FOR 14 AAPF CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS (7 CE CREDITS PER DAY)

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