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Southern New England Farriers Association Certification wrap up at Ocean State Equine and Associate

Southern New England Farriers Association held its annual fall AFA Certification in Rhode Island at Ocean State Equine and Associates, N. Scituate, RI on September 14,15th.


Our largest number of Candidates to date registered to take part or all of the exam and tested respectively for CF ,CTF or CJF.


Friday's test began at 1:00pm with registration and review of partial completion forms.

The CF Candidates also turned in their shoe boards for review.


Written examinations followed.

With 1 hr to complete their written test portion.


After lunch the Candidates went back to their rigs to forge shoe modifications for CF or a bar shoe for CJF.


Saturday morning began at 9:00

11 horses were trailered into the clinic for Saturday’s Practical Examinations which ran the remainder of the day, CF had 1 hour to complete, CJF had 2 hours to complete.

Saturday’s practical portion of the test went smoothly and extremely efficient thanks to our Examiner

Alan Larson ,CJF and testers

Georgia Barry, CJF

Craig Stark, CJF

Katie Panos, CJF


And provisional Testers, Nathaniel Bruss, CJF, Betsy Lordan, DVM, CJF, TE, Dip and Jack Trainor, CJF. Thank you for stepping in to help out.


Congratulations to all Candidates who passed parts of their examinations! For those still working towards their Certification goals, never give up,

It’s a journey of education and partnership with others that benefits the welfare of our horses.


Thank you very much to Vinny and Northeast Farrier Supplies for breakfast on Saturday and all the help and support!


Thank you Werkman Horseshoes for sponsoring a fantastic BBQ Food truck lunch on Saturday afternoon.


Huge appreciation to those who donated to the silent auction to benefit SNEFA this year.

  • Rusty brown jewelry

  • Northeast farrier supply

  • FPD

  • Mustad

  • Wellshod

  • Meader supply

  • Jeff trask

  • R.A.T.E

  • Keystone leather

  • Mount Hope Farm

  • Hoof house

  • Khan forge

  • Cody Gregory

  • Katie Panos

  • Billy McMahon

  • Michael Windsor


Thank you to Jamie Badeau, CF for all his hard work organizing a successful silent auction and for all the volunteers that helped both days.


A very special thank you to the entire staff at Ocean State Equine, especially the owners Dr.Enda Currid and Dr. Hollie Stillwell, who graciously donated their facility and resources for both days. We can’t Thank you enough for making this educational event possible!!!!


Hope to see you there next September 13-14th


Garrett Maloney CJF, ND



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