Summer finds most farriers working long hours to meet the needs of their clients.  But it's also a great time to encourage your friends and fellow farriers to join the American Association of Professional Farriers (or Canadian Association of Professional Farriers if they reside in Canada).

The benefits of joining the association are numerous, including:

  • Monitoring and recording of member's commitment to Continuing Education
  • Subscription to our official publication - the American Farriers Journal
  • Discounts from companies including:
    • Markel Insurance for Farrier Liability Insurance
    • Avis Car Rental
    • John Deere
    • Valvoline for Oil Changes, Services and Parts
    • Sherwin Williams for Paints and Supplies
    • OfficeMax and Staples for Office Products
    • Horse Science for Equine Hoof/Leg Models
    • Equestrian Professional as an Online Business Resource
    • USRider Equestrian Motor Plan
  • Professional assistance for credit card processing for PhoneSwipe and Square
Cost of membership is $200 per year (12 months).

And what's in it for you?

The AAPF/CAPF Membership Development Committee, under the direction of Doug Anderson APF CF of Mount Airy, Maryland and Steve Prescott APF CJF of Raleigh, North Carolina, is pleased to announce the following incentives for membership recruitment (effective June 1, 2014):
  • For recruiting 3 new members you'll receive a unique AAPF cap;
  • For recruiting 6 new members you'll receive a long-sleeve or polo shirt with your name and AAPF or CAPF logo embroidered on it; and
  • For recruiting 15 new members you'll receive a backpack with wheels with your name and AAPF or CAPF logo embroidered on it.
We look forward to recognizing our top recruiters at the AAPF/CAPF Annual Meeting in February 2015 at the International Hoof-Care Summit in Cincinnati, Ohio.

If you need membership brochures or bumper stickers or have questions regarding membership, please call the AAPF/CAPF office at 859-533-1465 or email Executive Director Bryan Quinsey at

Please remember that the AAPF/CAPF is YOUR association and only through your active participation can the association become what you are seeking.


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