Bryan Quinsey, Executive Director of the American Association of Professional Farriers is on the scene in Tryon with James Gilchrist APF, co-chairman with Dave Farley of the FEI World Equestrian Games farrier initiative. They are assisting the set up of the farriers stations for the multitude of volunteer farriers attending the WEG Tryon Games through September 23.
"As more and more horses arrive, we have had the opportunity to meet farriers from many other countries including the Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Spain, and beyond. Yesterday we set up our first farrier station which drew the attention of many farriers and others. The portable shoeing rigs created by BayHorseInnovations are truly attention-grabbers and are for sale, contact Brent Chidsey CF APF at 859-234-5678 for details."
James Gilchrist has been showing his fellow farriers the hoof knife presented to us by Neal Baggett. This knife will be made available on American Association of Professional Farriers online auction with proceeds to benefit the AAPF/IAPF Farrier Assistance Fund.
Quinsey has organized all volunteer duffel bags. Every AAPF/IAPF farrier who donates his/her time to our emergency assistance program at the World Equestrian Games will receive complimentary polo shirts, long-sleeved t-shirts, and a cap - all with the IAPF logo.
Oh yes and, all volunteer farriers will receive complimentary breakfast, lunch, and dinner while working this event.
With numerous requests to use equipment for the shoeing horses tht have already arrived, Bryan and James are already out and about in their appointed golf cart making the rounds.
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