Category Archives: Events

2015 AFA Convention Awards

Share Button

The 2015 AFA Convention marked the second year that FPD sponsored the Kerckhaert-Liberty Intermediate Division.  Congratulations to the winners and participants highlighted below.   Winners of the Kerckhaert-Liberty Intermediate Division Qualifier Class – Sponsored by FPD, Inc. were as follows: … Continue reading

Share Button
Posted in Events, On the Road, People | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

News about the Nicaragua Farrier Training Program

Share Button

Guest Blogger Chris Hadel shares his thoughts with FPD on the Granada, Nicaragua Farrier Training program . One week into the Granada, Nicaragua Farrier Training program and we had a working forge by the third day.  The Granada carriage drivers’ … Continue reading

Share Button
Posted in Events, On the Road, People, The Hoof, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Behind the Scene and Around the Back at the Kentucky Derby

Share Button

from Guest Blogger Rob Logsdon This year, I had the honor of representing Kerckhaert and FPD at the track during the lead up to the Kentucky Derby. As always, it was a busy Derby week on the backside of Churchill … Continue reading

Share Button
Posted in Events, On the Road, People, Products | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Kerckhaert-Liberty Intermediate Division a Big Success

Share Button

The first year of the AFA’s Kerckhaert-Liberty Intermediate Division in the National Competition was held in Reno and was a resounding success. This division was developed by the Rules Committee to encourage entry level participation in the competition and worked as … Continue reading

Share Button
Posted in Events, On the Road, People | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Farrier Tom Willoughby’s New Family of Friends

Share Button

  I attended the winter clinic held at Anvil Brand Shoe Co in Lexington, Illinois this February. The clinicians for the weekend were farrier Cody Gregory and blacksmith Brian Brazeal. They put on an excellent clinic but it was hard not … Continue reading

Share Button
Posted in Events, On the Road, People | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Forging Basics 101 with Roy Bloom

Share Button

Roy Bloom, APF, CJF recently did a hands-on clinic with a group of farriers in Amarillo, Texas. Organized by John Harshbarger of Ranchers Supply, the group gathered at Garry Smith’s shop and Roy worked through the fundamentals of making a … Continue reading

Share Button
Posted in Events, On the Road, Tips | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Farrier Product Distribution Sponsors New AFA Contest Division

Share Button

FPD will be sponsoring the new Kerckhaert-Liberty Intermediate Division at the American Farrier’s Association National Competition in Reno, Nevada, February 26-27, 2014. We appreciate another opportunity to be involved in the continuing education and improvement of skills that come as … Continue reading

Share Button
Posted in Events, On the Road, Products | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Derby 2013 Farrier Activity Begins

Share Button

Today was the first really busy day of 2013 at Churchill Downs and we were on the backside tracking down some of the leading race track farriers in the country and checking on shoe choices for Derby and Oaks entries. This is an … Continue reading

Share Button
Posted in Events, Products, The Hoof | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Farriers in WCB Competition – Madison, WI

Share Button

  Early morning preparation of the coke fires for the WCB competition rig. Craig Trnka has been working for months to get this mobile rig set to go for the first event of the season and it looks like his … Continue reading

Share Button
Posted in Events, On the Road, The Hoof | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Farrier Team Surprises FPD in Baton Rouge

Share Button

The 2012 American Farrier’s Team presented FPD with a great shoe board to show their appreciation for support FPD has provided in the past year. FPD has always been a strong supporter of the AFA and the competitions held each … Continue reading

Share Button
Posted in Events, On the Road, People | Tagged , , | Leave a comment