AFA Convention 2023

The AFA Convention 2023 brings farriers, veterinarians, suppliers and students together for four days of outstanding lectures and educational opportunities, the much-anticipated National Forging & Horseshoeing Competition, certification workshops and testing, hands-on learning, and a robust MarketPlace that includes the top suppliers, retailers and manufacturers in the farrier industry! Click here for – AFA convention website

Venue – Reno Convention Centre, Reno, Nevada, US

Date – November 6th – 10th November 2023

Jim will be with the great team at where you can see the full range of Jim Blurton Farrier Products including Nunn Tools, Foreman’s Tools and 3D Hoofcare pads.

Jim Blurton Farrier Tools and Specialist Horseshoes Available

The Wellshod stand will hold a range of Jim Blurton Specialist Horseshoes and farrier tools including a number of newly launched products. The team will be on hand to provide guidance on how to best use the tools. Also tips for working with the horseshoes and to assist with any specialist guidance required.

Featured 52nd Convention Events & Festivities

  • Lectures from Renowned Speakers
  • 2023 National Forging & Horseshoeing Competition (with Draft Class and Open Jackpot Class!)
  • The FIA MarketPlace: Where Farriers Learn, Connect & Shop!
  • Certification Workshops & Tests
  • Pre-Certification Hands-On Stations & Written Workshops
  • Educational Roundtables
  • AFA General Membership Meeting
  • Grand Finale Reception including Awards & Certification Recognition
  • Live & Silent Auctions
  • Thursday night social featuring Flashbang the Band!
  • *New This Year* Prepare to be wowed by our Open Jackpot Class!!

Educational  Lectures and Demonstrations

  • Jacob Butler, CJF, AWCF
  • Danny Elliot,  DipWCF
  • Jake Engler, CJF
  • Cody Franklin, CJF
  • Steve Kraus, CJF
  • Caleb Owens, CJF
  • Jim Poor, CJF
  • Derek Poupard, CJF, DipWCF
  • Andy Reader-Smith, AWCF
  • Dr. Ellen Staples, DVM, CJF
  • Garrett Stark, CJF
  • Mike Wharton, CJF

Jim Linzy Keynote Speaker: Aksel Vibe, AWCF

And more! Educational opportunities abound at Convention through “must see” events such as outstanding CF and CJF demonstrations by AFA Examiners, the 2023 American Farriers Team demonstration, hands-on instructional stations, written workshops, engaging and informative roundtables, certification testing opportunities, etc.