May 18th - Spring Hammer-in with Dr. Berthold and Randy Luikart doing diagonal trims with x-rays. Held at Rich Petersons shop 9359 Mulberry Rd. Chesterland, OH 44026 starting around 9:00am. There will be a short business meeting at lunch followed by anyone that wants to open up their truck and forge for us to watch/critique/observe/help!! And remember this hammer-in is for the Old Farts to teach the Young Farts anything they would like to learn. There will be a Tool Raffle and prizes for farriers that want to open up their trucks for us to watch. To quote the host, “I and the rest of the Old Farts learned all we know from the even Older Farts, and we still put our pants on one leg at a time, so come up and enjoy pizza and the rest of the day!!” Mark your calendars plan on being there this is a great way to start off the year




September 6th and 7th -MEFA Contest and Clinic with judge and clinician Bob Slansky, CJF. Shoe list and schedule will be coming soon. Contact Jarred Oates (740)708-5597 for more information.




October 5th - Young Bucks Hammer-in and Shoeing Clinic. Sorry all you old intimidating farriers you aren’t invited!! (Just KIDDING!) This clinic is for young, newer, or just a little intimidated farriers that want to come to a clinic but were too afraid to because the “GOOD” guys would be there. This clinic will be about everyday horseshoeing, cold and hot shoeing, running the business, shaping shoes, forging, etc. If you are new to the business or have never been to a clinic you need to be here. The clinic will be held at Crosswinds Stables, start time will be 9:00am. 16490 Munn Rd. Chagrin, OH 44023. Contact Steve Kostelec for more information at (440)567-4654. Lunch will be $5.00 the clinic is free to all MEFA members. And if you aren’t a member you can come and sign up and reap the rewards of being a member. Membership is only $30 so there is no reason to not be there. See you soon.




November 15th and 16th - Certification with Examiner Phil Bower, All levels-All Parts. Contact David Bentrem (412)580-4458 for more information and to reserve a horse. Location will be


Grizzle Ridge Arena


52106 Grizzle Ridge Road


Jerusalem, OH 43747


You can also email Dave at his new email address


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Dennis Manning Tool Making Clinic 


The date and tools we will be making will be decided on soon. Check the Corral, website, and Facebook for information on the clinic. If you haven’t been to one you should come and watch for a day or participate, you can’t beat the price!! Cost will be $50/day to participate and you get to make a tool with the guidance of one of the greats. Free for all MEFA members that want to come and watch.


Last Updated on Friday, 17 May 2013 00:26


West Virginia contest April 19-20th 2013
Jason Bromley judge.
2 divisions.
Friday two shoeing goes. 1 foot, 1 hour per go. Same on Sat.
Div 1    Keg shoes with toe clip.
Div 2 Handmades with toe clip.
No specimen shoes just shoeing feet.

Last Updated on Sunday, 03 March 2013 23:43