Plan now to join our hosts the Texas Professional Farriers Association for some "Texas sized" hospitality as we gather in Arlington to celebrate the AFA’s 46th annual convention. World class lectures, the 2017 National Forging and Horseshoeing Competition, Hands-On Stations, Wet-Labs, and a vibrant MarketPlace showcasing the most innovative products and tools. It’s going to be a happening time in Texas and you don’t want to miss it.
Join us in Arlington, Texas (just outside of Dallas) for the FIA MarketPlace where exhibitors showcase their products and services to hundreds of professional farriers from around the country and world at the American Farrier's Association 46th Annual 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 9 & 10) 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 & Cocktail Reception
Live Shoeing Demos with American Farriers Team
2 Live Clinics featuring practical portions of the Certified Farrier and Certified Journeyman Farrier exams
National Forging & Horseshoeing Competition
Expert Educational Lectures & Programs
Plenty of Socializing
With members across the United States and in several countries, the AFA exists to further the professional development of farriers, to provide leadership and resources for the benefit of the farrier industry, and to improve the welfare of the horse through continuing farrier education.
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.