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(April 21, 2017 – Lexington, KY) The American Farrier’s Association (AFA) is pleased to announce that Tractor Supply Company is partnering with the AFA to present a day- long horse owner education clinic on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at The Park at Harlinsdale Farm in Franklin, Tennessee. Thanks to the generous sponsorship by Tractor Supply the clinic will be free to registrants and is open to anyone interested in learning about proper equine hoof care.


The morning session of the clinic program will include lectures on common hoof conditions and treatments, as well as question and answer sessions with AFA Certified Farriers, noted equine veterinarian, Dr. Monty McInturff, and Purina Animal Nutrition specialist, Mike Jerina, who will discuss proper nutrition for optimal hoof health. The afternoon session will give attendees an opportunity to observe demonstrations of live shoeing and forging with commentary on the condition of the hoof and the appropriate application of shoes, as well as a body scoring session with Mike Jerina.

“We are very excited to have the opportunity to offer our educational program in Tennessee thanks to our partnership with Tractor Supply Company,” stated AFA Horse Owner Education Committee Chairman, Brian Byrd. “When we introduced the new clinic format in the fall of 2016, combining lectures with practical demonstrations and plenty of opportunity for questions and answers, the positive feedback was tremendous. Then, too, there will be raffle prizes and a complimentary lunch, all of which will make for a great day of sharing and learning about quality hoof care for the horses we love.”

“Tractor Supply is pleased to partner with the American Farrier’s Association in providing this educational clinic to the community,” said Steve Barbarick, President and Chief Merchandising Officer.

“We are thrilled that the Tractor Supply Co. Arena and the Park at Harlinsdale Farm are the venue for such an excellent program that provides meaningful learning opportunities to the equine community and supports our customers’ passion for horses.”

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About American Farrier’s Association

The American Farrier’s Association was founded in 1971 and is the largest U.S. based organization serving farriers worldwide and the only U.S. farrier membership association to have an internationally recognized certification program. To learn more visit

About Tractor Supply Company

Founded in 1938, Tractor Supply Company is the largest rural lifestyle retail store chain in the United States. At April 1, 2017, the Company operated 1,617 Tractor Supply stores in 49 states and an e-commerce website at Tractor Supply stores are focused on supplying the lifestyle needs of recreational farmers and ranchers and others who enjoy the rural lifestyle, as well as tradesmen and small businesses. Stores are located primarily in towns outlying major metropolitan markets and in rural communities. The Company offers the following comprehensive selection of merchandise: (1) equine, livestock, pet and small animal products, including items necessary for their health, care, growth and containment; (2) hardware, truck, towing and tool products; (3) seasonal products, including heating, lawn and garden items, power equipment, gifts and toys; (4) work/recreational clothing and footwear; and (5) maintenance products for agricultural and rural use.

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