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Sunday, April 01, 2012

Red Renchin Earns American Association of Professional Farriers Honorary Membership

The following text is an edited press release provided by the American Association of Professional Farriers.

Wisconsin farrier Robert "Red” Renchin, APF CF, of Mequon, Wisconsin, received special recognition recently when he was named as an honorary member of the American Association of Professional Farriers (AAPF).

Renchin was presented with a horseshoe coat rack, designed and forged by AAPF Director Jennifer Horn, APF, CJF, at a special event hosted by Joy Ream at Palm Beach Farrier Supply in Wellington, Florida on March 17, 2012.


Renchin is known throughout the North American equine industry for his extensive work with hunters and jumpers at all levels of competition. The recently retired farrier operated a multi-farrier business for many years, serving horse owners in southeast Wisconsin and northeast Illinois.

Over the years, Renchin has trained a number of farriers who have gone on to successful hoofcare careers of their own.

Distinguishing qualities outlined by AAPF about Renchin include:
  • Well-respected by, and able to work hand-in-hand with, area veterinarians and other farriers on critical horse care cases;
  • A willingness to share his knowledge and train future hoofcare professionals through his multi-farrier business;
  • A continuing desire to learn more about all aspects of hoofcare and evaluate new techniques in the farrier field;
  • Always willing to go out of his way to help fellow farriers;
  • A huge believer in the need for highly effective customer services.
Red Renchin, front and center, holding his coat rack at a special event in his honor March 17 at Palm Beach Farrier Supply in Florida. If someone can ID everyone in the photo, we'd love to add the names.

Horses shod by Renchin have won numerous major competitions, including jumpers that have participated in the Olympics.

Renchin was inducted into the International Horseshoeing Hall Of Fame in 1995. He also serves as the technical editor for American Farriers Journal, is a frequent a speaker at the International Hoof-Care Summit, and has served as an outstanding clinician at various hoofcare events around the country. He is a long-time member of the American Farrier’s Association and the Upper Midwest Horseshoers Association.

The American Association of Professional Farriers is a non-profit organization created to represent the interests of professional farriers and others involved in the farrier industry. The primary objectives of the new association are: continuing education, member support and serving as a hoof-care reference for horse owners. The AAPF is headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky.

End of edited press release

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