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Kittitas Valley Event Center

FAWS Annual Conference 2021

Join us for (3) days of continued education and fun at this years Fall Conference. Clnician/Judge is Hank Chisholm, CJF. Please see schedule and hotel information below. Registration closes Friday September 17th. Cost is $200 for members, $250 for non-members

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FAWS Annual Conference 2021

Time & Location

Sep 24, 2021, 8:00 AM – Sep 26, 2021, 4:00 PM

Kittitas Valley Event Center , 901 E 7th Ave, Ellensburg, WA 98926, USA

About The Event

Tentative Schedule for FAWS Fall Conference

Friday September 24

8am Registration

9am Team Eagle Eye

10am Knife Sharpening

11:00am Lameness Double Jeopardy

12pm Lunch

1:00pm Shoeing the Barrel Horse Demo

4:00pm Tool Cart Rodeo

5:30pm Potluck Forging

Saturday September 25

8am Forging Contest

9:30am MVP’s of Therapeutic Shoeing

11:00am Blacksmiths Bouquet

12pm Lunch

1:00pm Financial Success for Farriers 

2:00pm Shoeing Takeaways

3:00pm Blacksmith Bouquet (part 2)

4:00pm General Membership Meeting

6:00pm Injured Farriers Fund Auction and Dinner At Red Lion Inn Banquet Room 

Sunday September 26

8am Shoeing Contest

Hotel Details

We have a block of rooms reserved at the Comfort Inn and Suites under "FAWS".  Group room rate is $80/night. Contact the front desk for reservations at 509-243-6026. Block rate closes on Friday, September 17th.  

Address for the hotel is: 

1722 Canyon Road

Ellensburg, WA 98926 

FAWS in FIRE Challenge

As we did before, we will again have a FAWS in FIRE Challenge to benefit the FAWS Injured Farriers Fund.  You may enter as many times as you wish.  Auction to take place at our Fall Conference September 24-26, 2021 in Ellensburg, WA. If you are unable to attend the Fall Conference in person, please mail to PO Box 948 Coupeville, WA 98239.

Challenge #1 is make a horseshoe NOT from traditional barstock. Must have a minimum of 4 nail holes. No size requirement. Acceptable source materials include rebar, rasps, layered/welded billets, junk steel, etc.

Highest auctioned off item will be crowned winner and receive a ribbon and cash prize!!

Challenge #2 is make somehing from a horseshoe.  Finished product must show at least one nail hole.  Your project must included a minimum of 2" of horseshoe, but may include other materials.  

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