Founded in 2021, the American Farrier’s Association Foundation is governed and stewarded by individuals dedicated to the advancement of the trade and the science of farriery.

Our mission to improve the welfare of the horse and support the farrier profession is guided by the pursuit of knowledge and excellence in hoof care.

Areas of Support

The AFA centers upon five foundational tenets which reinforce the mission and drive all of the efforts and programs. These tenets are education, certification, communication, research, and innovation.

The Foundation is key to helping the Farrier Industry and individual farriers get further (or advance), with the horse being the beneficiary of that advancement.

Tim Byrne, Jr., CJF

The American Farrier’s Association has improved the level of farriery in North America since its creation. The foundation is an excellent choice for farriers, horse owners, veterinarians and others to support; to ensure the duration and advancement of these programs to continue to improve the farrier profession and advance hoof care for all equines.

Travis Burns, MSc, CJF, TE, EE, FWCF

Donor Recognition

The Foundation recognizes those who generously contributed in support of the mission and programs of the American Farrier’s Association.

Latest News


Charitable Registration Solicitation Registration

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As of April 28, 2023, the American Farrier’s Association Foundation is pleased to announce that we have successfully registered as a charitable entity in the 41 US jurisdictions that require…

American Farrier’s Association Foundation Receives Public Charity 501(c)(3) Designation from the Internal Revenue Service

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On April 22, the American Farrier’s Association Foundation received official notification of public charity status from the Internal Revenue Service. This designation allows donors to deduct contributions made to the…

American Farrier’s Association Foundation Announces Officer Appointments

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During its first Annual Meeting on Tuesday, December 28, the American Farrier’s Association Foundation Board of Directors appointed Officers to serve the Foundation for two-year terms. Appointed Officers and Directors…

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