August 2009 - Pennsylvania Professional Farrier`s Association


August 2009 - Pennsylvania Professional Farrier`s Association
Pennsylvania Professional
Farrier’s Association
August Newsletter
Fall Certification in October!
October 2nd & 3rd at the Grier School in Tyrone PA. Examiner
Andrew Elsbree CJF
This certification will be held near Altoona so we can expand throughout the
state. We will have our hands on clinic and study time on Friday starting at 8
am followed by the written exam at 7pm. The hands on tests will begin at 8
am Saturday.
2252 Greir School Rd
Tyrone PA 16686.
Contact Phil Bower for information
At Triple “B” Horseshoe Supply
Special thanks to all of our sponsors
Amsterdam Farrier Supply
185 Amsterdam Rd New Holland PA 17557
(717)-354- 3186
Upcoming Events
WCB Contest
September 10th-12th, Epping, NH
Well Shod Practical Farriery Workshop
October 10th -11th
Contact Brian Purrington (443)-564-0231
Clinicians: Mike Wildenstein & Bob Pethick
Amsterdam Farrier Supply Annual Clinic
October 24th @ 9am
VHA Forging Competition
Weds, September 30th @9am
Pre-registration required. Contact:
Scott Collier – (434)985-6777 or
[email protected]
MEFA 2009 Clinic & Contest
September 25th & 26th
Contact Ben Huff (330)340-3297 or Bob Ivory (724)282-6985
Cody Holden CF: President
Phone (570)573-1726
[email protected]
Buddy DeLong CF: Vice President
Phone (610)823-0330
[email protected]
Chris Diehl CF: Secretary
Phone (717) 428-1044
[email protected]
Dave Deppen CF: Treasurer
Phone (609)915-6102
[email protected]
Randy Rider: Western Regional
Phone (814)574-3196
[email protected]
Delmarva Farriers Assoc. Clinic w/ CJF Chris Gregory
September 19th, registration 8am, includes breakfast & lunch
Contact Tom Bloomer (302)222-6404
Local Announcements
*Hammer In at Ruben Kings first Saturday of every month
*Phil Bower’s shop and assistance is available upon request
(717) 677-0024
*Nippers rebuilt like new! Call John Calcinore at (610) 948-4129
If you have any ideas or
suggestions, please contact us at
[email protected]
Our clinic is a big time of the year to have new members sign up. To avoid confusion,
we want to remind everybody that all memberships expire on Dec 31 regardless of
when you join. We understand that this is a sore subject with some members, but in
order to maintain our association and have more funds to better serve you, we must
have an accurate count of current members. Since the change of officers we have been
using the old mailing list to keep everyone informed. If you are not a current member,
this will be your last newsletter. As always attached is a membership application for
yourself or a farrier in your area.
We are looking to have a hands clinic with a “heavy hitter” of your choice so please
contact us with some suggestions of guys who you would like to learn from. Call an
officer or send us an email.
Remember this is your association make it work for you.
Clinic and Contest highlights
We had an excellent turnout of farriers from Pennsylvania, Ohio & Virginia. Trey Green, CJF did an
excellent job. He took time to get under the horse and show what he was talking about with every
farrier there.
Our contest was a big success with help from all of our sponsors - special thanks to Mountain Springs
Rodeo Arena in Shartlesville for use of their indoor arena.
Judge Trey Green’s specimen shoes
2009 PPFA Contest participants
High point winners in each division
received a specially designed belt buckle
PO BOX 101
Loganville, PA 17342
Pennsylvania Professional Farrier’s Association
Membership Registration
To use this form, complete it, tear it off and mail it in with a check for $50 made out to the
PPFA. Send the check and form to:
PPFA Membership
Dave Deppen
PO BOX 2124
Blue Bell PA 19422
Name: ________________________________________
Address: ___________________________________________
Phone number: __________________________
E-mail address: ________________________________