LINK CASEY
President
14013 East Hwy  136
LaFayette, GA 30728
MASTER FARRIER
MASTER EDUCATOR, TESTER
HALL OF FAME 2005
706-397-8047 
office
farrierhdq@aol.com

Link has grown up in the horseshoeing world. He traveled across the U.S. with his parents who were actively involved in the BWFA, hosting clinics and conventions. He has grown up around Master Farriers from all over the U.S. and other countries.

Starting at age 13, he spent his summers assisting and gaining his farrier certification. He is currently the owner and head instructor of Casey & Son Horseshoeing School in Georgia. Link has been teaching the art and science of horseshoeing since 2008, helping to create the next generation of skilled farriers.

Link physically helped build the Farriers' National Research Center which was the first permanent facility to offer continuing education for farriers with more advanced training.  Link was voted Horseshoer of the Year in 2010. 

TONY PHILLIPS
2664 Apt to Miss Rd
Monticello,  GA   31064
LIFETIME Board Member
MASTER FARRIER
TESTER
HALL OF FAME 1999
706-468-5100
newhopebc@aol.com

Tony started his shoeing career in 1988 in the Gainesville, Georgia area. He was one of the seven farriers who met in 1989 to form the BWFA and has played an active role in promoting its goal in his business. As a clinician for BWFA clinics & Tester, he has been instrumental in helping to spread education in sound shoeing to both farrier and owner.

Among his accomplishments, he has been awarded Tester of the Year, Appreciation Award and induction into the Farriers Hall of Fame.

Tony passed the knowledge and passion for his trade onto his son. Tony is currently retired and raises World Champion Border Collies. He is still an important contributor to the board in an advisory role.

JARVIS BOWEN
2268 Ballground Rd
Chatsworth, GA  30705
MASTER FARRIER
TESTER
706-270-1908 cell

Jarvis started shoeing horses professionally when he was 18 years old. He knew from an early age that he wanted a career as a professional farrier. With the support of a family focused on horses, he went on to horseshoeing school after high school and has since become a highly successful farrier specializing in Western Pleasure Quarter Horses.

As a certified BWFA farrier since 1994, he has promoted the association to other farriers and has offered apprenticeships to dozens of new farriers to help them gain knowledge and experience.

DAVEY TUCKER
118 South Moore Rd
Fountain Inn, SC 29644
Journeyman I
HALL OF FAME 2005
864-862-2811

Davey trained as a farrier and went on to inspire many others to donate their time and physical energy to help the Farriers National Research Center grow. He is a BWFA Hall of Fame inductee and BWFA member since 1998.

MICHAEL FORMAN
27471 Hwy 22E
Wadley, AL   36276
Journeyman II
TESTER
HALL OF FAME 2005
256-794-5428 cell
formanmj@yahoo.com

 

Michael "Alabama" Foreman has been a farrier, assistant instructor and Tester. He is someone with an easy going nature in helping young people become better farriers. Michael helped build the Farriers' National Research Center and spent tireless hours helping organize and set up clinics and conventions.

 

RONNEY DEBOARD
PO BOX 416
Cartersville, GA 30120
Master Farrier
TESTER
HALL OF FAME 2010
770-382-0123
404-502-9689 cell
ljdebo@msn.com

Ronney studied under Elmer Seybold who at one time owned the oldest horseshoeing school in the U.S. He became an excellent instructor at the forge and continues to teach forge classes. He enjoys therapeutic shoeing and takes pride in his work. He is a the current BWFA Certification Chairman and a Lead Tester in helping farriers upgrade. 

Casey has traveled throughout the United States and Canada, offering clinics, seminars and meetings for horse owners and farriers. With the goal of “Horse Owner Education” in mind, he has helped increase the number of certified farriers in the BWFA and other farrier associations. In 1992 he founded the 1st BWFA Farrier Research Laboratory in Georgia, where he constructed the Adjustable shoe, the CaseyCam & Track and Soaking Tank to fight hoof diseases. This has spurred three additional labs in the U.S. today. In 1998, Casey announced plans to construct the Farriers’ National Research Center for all farriers and horse owners, something that had never been done before.  

DANIELA SCHATZ
Austell, GA
JOURNEYMAN I

 

Daniela is a native of Autria and came to the U.S. with her husband. She has an extensive background in horsemanship. This led her to an interest in hoof care. She developed a passion for the farrier trade and attended horseshoeing school to pursue a career in the equine industry.

Her focus on Integrative Horse Care makes her a very innovative and educated horse professional, contributing new ideas and information to an age old trade.

SEAN MCDONOUGH
958 Lexington Rd
Wichita, KS67218
Master Farrier
TESTER
316-207-4121
equinehoofspecialists@gmail.com

 

Sean is a second generation farrier. In 1995 he connected with the BWFA to host a clinic. Since then, he hosted a convention in 1996 and helped form a research laboratory at his facility in Kansas.

He has worked extensively with several veterinarians on lameness issues. His case studies have been presented at BWFA conventions.

Sean's specialty is shoeing award winning barrel horses on a National level.

He continues to promote the farrier industry and has ushered in the 3rd generation of McDonough family farriers by bringing his son into the  trade.

TOM CABLE
7185 Norfield Rd
Zanesville, OH43701
MASTER FARRIER
TESTER
740-819-5571
tomacable@gmail.com

Tom is a graduate of the school of "Hard Knocks". He is proof that a self taught farrier who is willing to put in the time and effort can achieve great success. He exemplifies the BWFA's philosophy that hard working everyday farriers are a valuable asset to the industry. 

Tom joined the association and immediately achieved certification and began volunteering on committees. 

DAN MARCUM
Rt1 Box 142A
Kirbyville, TX 75956
MASTER FARRIER
HALL OF FAME - 2012
409-658-7984
409-423-4848
marcumeft@gmail.com

Dan and his wife operate All Around Training Center in Texas.  During his farrier career, his focus on the balance of horse and rider has led him to develop a copyrighted technique known as Equine Flexion Therapy in addition to patenting unique "D Stressor" tools for use in EFT.

In addition to being in the BWFA Hall of Fame, he is also in the Pinto Horse Association of America Hall of Fame. He has had multiple wins in Pinto at State, Area, National/World level in multiple disciplines Multiple Reserve Champion and has had Top Five Placings at AHA Region 9 Championship Show

Added may 2012
RALPH RODGERS
PO Box 2448
Lexington, SC 29071
APPRENTICE II
803-466-1323
sixstepfarrierservice@gmail.com

"Rodgers" is a former Military member. He found joy in a second career in the horse industry at the age of 63. His background as a Senior Design Engineer makes him an innovative contributor to the association.