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The Texas Professional Farriers Association emerged from the Gulf Coast Farriers in 1980. Our purpose is to enhance professionalism by increasing both skill levels and good business practices.We have regular meetings across the state, publish a newsletter, support the AFA multi-level certification program, and sponsor regular educational clinics and family gatherings.
JOIN US FOR OUR NEXT CLINIC WITH CLINICIAN TRAVIS KOONS!
Travis will be going in depth on Forging to Fit.
Travis Koons Bio:
Travis Koons CJF, is a second generation farrier from Hemet California. He and his wife Nicole Koons are the proud parents of Cadence Koons, a beautiful and happy 3 year old girl, and Caleb Koons, a bouncing baby boy who was just born in May.
Travis started his horseshoeing business in 1994 after apprenticing with his father Keith Koons for several years. Travis has spent his entire life working with horses, as a rider, a trainer, and a farrier. This has given him a very well rounded understanding and fondness of the horse. He has enjoyed a very diversified career and has been fortunate to shoe many different disciplines and breeds, currently Travis is shoeing mostly Dressage horses.
Travis has been on the American Farriers Team twice (06 & 07), and the WCB Horseshoeing Team five times (08, 09. 2010, 2012, & 2013) He was the WCB National Champion in 2008, 2009, 2011, and again in 2013. He also won the Vector North American Challenge Cup in 2011. As a member of the 2007 American Farriers Team, he and his teammates won the 4 man draft horse shoeing World Championship. Travis and his partner Tim McPhee won the 2 man draft shoe forging championship at the AFA convention in 2009, they also won the 2 man light draft horse shoeing class at the World Championships in 2010. Most recently as captain of the 2012 WCB team, Travis and his teammates won the World Classic Team Horseshoeing competition.
As a clinician he is devoted to sharing his ideas, knowledge, and experiences with all who aspire to shoe horses well.
Travis Koons Clinic Info:
Join us in Santa Fe, TX!
Dates: August 9th & 10th
$50 for both days, $35 for one day.
2014 TPFA dues: $60
4605 Teck Ave
Santa Fe, TX 77510
880 South Loop 35
Alvin, TX 77511
$89.00 per night for single or Double
Cut off date for TPFA rate: 07/28/2014