Celebrate in 2016 at the 45th Annual AFA Convention & 30th Anniversary of the FIA
Join us in Mobile, Alabama on the beautiful Mobile Bay waterfront at the FIA MarketPlace where exhibitors showcase their products to hundreds of registered professional farriers at the AFA Convention.
This is a unique opportunity for suppliers, retailers, manufacturers and service providers of farrier-related products to directly reach out to their customer base, build new clientele, do business with other vendors, learn from other FIA members and socialize with farriers and business peers in the farrier industry! This year’s Convention and MarketPlace will be jam-packed with one-of-a-kind experiences for farriers and exhibitors from around the world:
2-day MarketPlace (March 3 & 4) with 3 sessions showcasing the finest farrier products & services.
FIA Member & Exhibitor Only Time for peer to peer business and socializing.
Exhibitor Marketing Opportunities to increase your company’s marketing message.
FIA Membership Meeting & Business Conference
Live Shoeing Demos with American Farriers Team
2 Live Clinics featuring practical portions of the Certified Farrier and Certified Journeyman Farrier exams.
Hands-on Blacksmithing Station
National Forging & Horseshoeing Competition
Expert Educational Lectures & Programs
Plenty of Socializing
DO BUSINESS at the FIA MARKETPLACE.
The American Farrier’s Association & the Farrier Industry Association invite you to exhibit, network, and connect with hundreds of interested professional farriers and business peers.
DO NOT MISS the AFA Convention if your company manufactures, produces, supplies, or provides services to FARRIERS.
Today, the AFA represents farrier interests throughout the equine world. In addition to its primary concerns of promoting equine welfare and providing continuing education for working farriers and the equine community, the AFA stays abreast of the equine community and acts as an advocate for farriers in relations with veterinarians, breed and sport associations, and state and federal government agencies.
Founded in 1986, the Farrier Industry Association provides education about the horse industry, promotes sound business through training programs, and organizes trade shows. The FIA is also a corridor for communication within the industry.
We are horse owners, employees, service providers and volunteers. We are manufacturers, suppliers and retailers who sell farrier-related products. And we are friends.