I'll be honest. I had a hard time turning the calendar page over to October. Where did the summer go? We have beautiful fall foliage here in Kentucky, so I am looking forward to that and the cooler weather. And, I am so excited that we will be in Reno in just a few short weeks! I hope you are as excited as I am!! We are going to have an awesome time in Reno!
Hopefully you have already made your hotel reservations, but if not, you can find Atlantis Casino Resort Spa information on the FIA website - www.farrierindustry.org.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me at any time via email or call/text me at (502) 779-1522 if you need my assistance.
FIA PROGRESS – President’s View
October was always “pull the shoes” month when I was working in Montana. A lot of farriers ramp up for the fall shows and start to get some of their horses ready to travel out of state too. Depending on your location you may just have business-as-usual. For those that have a bit of a break, I hope that you’ll consider attending the AFA Convention in Reno, NV. FIA MarketPlace 2023 has already surpassed the number of booths sold and vendors that will be there vs. the last time we were in Reno. November 6-10 will be here quickly so get booked soon!
ONCE AGAIN: IGNORE THE SCAMMERS!!!! Please book your room through our host hotel only! Atlantis Casino Resort Spa – Reno information and FIA room block links can be found on the FIA website by clicking the 2023 FIA MarketPlace tab. We know that dozens of FIA members have been contacted by a company that claims to be “with the FIA”, so you may get a call too.
Thank you to the FIA finance committee, led by John Harshbarger of Well-Shod, for stewarding the FIA funds in a responsible manner. Interest rates were right to make some changes and this will help keep revenue growing.
RSVP TODAY: The annual FIA Business Conference breakfast is Thursday, November 9 from 7:30 – 10 am in Grand Ballroom 5-7. Each FIA member can reserve 2 spots via email to email@example.com. We’re expecting a full room, great discussions, and the latest FIA Hall of Legends induction!
Rayzin Kane Business Solutions, the onsite embroiderer at the AFA Convention, will have the new FIA logo ready to stitch in Reno. FIA branding will look great with your company logo on hoodies, hats, jackets or any other item that can be embroidered. Bring your gear or purchase from the store at AFA Convention.
Team captains have been chosen. The questions are ready. One practice session is left in a couple of weeks. That’s right, FARRIER FAMILY FEUD is coming! See farrier industry stars onstage in Reno, competing for cash and prizes. Don’t miss this session on Tuesday before FIA MarketPlace move-in!!!
Our next BOD meeting is October 18 for the last chance, pre-convention planning.
o rent a scooter while in Reno? $50 daily rental feeDeadline for guaranteed scooter rental is October 23, 2023. Contact John Carter to reserve your scooter! Need to rent a scooter while in Reno? $50 daily rental fee
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**NOTE: Scooter shown in picture is just a stock photo and is not the scooter that you will rent in Reno!!
MAKE YOUR RESERVATION TO ATTEND THE 2023 FIA BUSINESS CONFERENCE
Again this year (and back by popular demand!), you will be able to discuss current challenges facing manufacturers, retailers and suppliers with a panel of your peers and fellow FIA members. Join us for another riveting conversation, as well as our 2023 election results and Hall of Legends Induction Ceremony!
Thursday, November 9, 2023
7:30 am – 10 am
Atlantis Casino Resort and Spa – Grand Ballroom 5-7
I am writing to you on behalf of the American Farriers Association, to request a donation from your business for a Live and Silent Auction at our upcoming 52nd Annual Convention in Reno, NV. I appreciate your willingness to support our event and our fundraising efforts to support the diverse programs the AFA offers to support our industry.
The proceeds from our Live and Silent Auction provide continued support to the membership through the Jim Linzy Fund, Equine Research Fund, Certification Program, Bruce Daniels Scholarship, American Farriers Team, Cultural Exchange Program, and the General Fund– day-to-day operating expenses. To learn more about these programs, please visit our website at www.americanfarriers.org.
Please consider supporting our event by donating merchandise, services, or gift certificates by filling out the enclosed “Auction Donation” form and return it with your donation to the AFA Registration desk located in the Reno-Sparks Convention Center in Reno, NV.
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the AFA office at 859.233.7411 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
In order for your item(s) to be included in the auction, they need to be received in Reno by Wednesday, November 8.
We thank you in advance for your consideration of this request and for helping the dedicated farriers in our industry continue to advance their skills.
AFA Auction Committee
2023 Auction Donation Form.docaniels Scholarship, American Farriers Team, Cultural Exchange Program, and the General Fund– day-to-day operating expenses. To learn more about these programs, please visit our website at ention Center in Reno, NV.
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the AFA office at 859.233.7411 orincerely,uction Donation Form.doc
A Most Impressive Horse
A guy is walking through the country when he spots a sign that reads, “Talking Horse for Sale.” Intrigued, he walks up to the stable to check it out.
“So what have you done with your life?” he asks the horse.
“I’ve led a full life,” the horse answers miraculously. “I was born in The Andes where I herded for an entire village. Years later, I joined the mounted police force in New York and helped keep the city clean. And now, I spend my days giving free rides to underprivileged kids here in the country.”
The guy is flabbergasted. He asks the horse’s owner, “Why on earth would you want to get rid of such an incredible animal?”
The owner says, “Because he’s a liar! He never did any of that!”
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