The Texas Professional Farriers Association has two upcoming clinics!
Updated August Clinic Info with Clinician Dusty Franklin
August 8th & 9th Clinician Info and Bio:
Dusty has been shoeing horses full-time since 1992 after working for his father, who is also a Certified Journeyman Farrier, for several years. He has been involved in the horse industry for over 32 years as a youth competitor and amateur competitor in both riding and farriery. In 1995, Dusty began working towards his Certified Farrier certification. Soon after, he earned his certification as a Certified Journeyman Farrier.
In 1996, Dusty began competing in horseshoeing competitions around the United States and Canada, advancing from a Division I competitor to the Open Division within one year. Dusty was asked to become an American Farrier’s Association Certification Tester in 1997 and traveled to certifications working with Examiners. He then became an Examiner in 2003. Dusty competed at the AFA Convention Competition earning a spot on the American Farriers Association Team in February of 2009 and 2010. He was also nominated by members of the American Farrier’s Association as “Outstanding Educator”, “Outstanding Clinician” and “Edward Martin Humanitarian Award” in 2009 and was awarded the 2010 “Outstanding Educator” award.
Dusty has written a practical study guide for preparing for the certification process called “Let’s Get Practical” which is sold throughout the United States. Dusty has been given the opportunity to attend and give clinics in Brazil, Canada, Australia, South Africa, England and throughout the United States and now works with Delta Mustad as a clincian. Dusty competed at the World Championship Blacksmith Competitions since its inception placing in the top 10 and won the 2012 World Horseshoeing Classic. He also was awarded the hard-earned Stonewell Striker of the Year for 2011. He is currently a member of the 2015 WCB Team.
In 2013, Dusty completed the ASF, Advanced Skills Farrier, for the Farrier International Testing System and is planning on hosting a test at his school in the future. He brings all these experiences back with him to his students at Five Star Horseshoeing School in Minco, OK which he started in 2007 and has been able to provide the industry with a dedicated group of graduated students over the past 7 years. Dusty has been lucky to find a trade that he loves to do and his passion is teaching others to love their career and not just settle for a JOB.
~MONTE ALTO AUGUST CLINIC INFO~
“SHOEING TODAY’S DRAFT HORSE with DUSTY FRANKLIN”
TPFA AUGUST CLINIC SCHEDULE:
Join us in MONTE ALTO, TX!
Dates: August 8th & 9th
Lieser Bros. Forge
Monte Alto, Tx
Directions:*coming from 281
-exit on 186
-right into FM 88
-right on to Marrs Nursery Road
-right on to186 (raymondville exit)
-left on to FM 88
-right on to Marrs Nursery Road
*from host hotel
-right on to 1015 N
-left on to 1422
-cross FM 88 and continue on to Marrs Nursery Road
***Marrs Nursery Road is a gravel road,
the clinic site is about a 1/2 mile down on the right.
There is an archway over
the gate that say ‘Nostalgia Ranch’
Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
And there will be a shop night
Friday night for those who
would like to come. At Mark and Gene’s (set up
early for weekend clinic, hang out and have
1 Day: $50.00
2 Days: $75.00
TENTATIVE CLINIC SCHEDULE:
Host hotel: Holiday Inn Express
421 s. International blvd.
Weslaco, TX 78596
Rates: double : $85.00, single $102.00
Cut off for TPFA RATE:
Group code : TPFA
Cost: $75.00/2days, $50.00/1day