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Announcing 2021 Australian Farriers Conference Series: Bringing 1 Day Workshops to a location near you. Location and dates to be announced in February 2021. If you're interested in having a workshop held near you, contact us directly.

The 3rd Annual Australian Farriers' Conference

The Australian Farriers' Conference brings farriers together, both interstate and international, with a vested interest in continued education to share knowledge, experience and improve business management, job skills and horse welfare within the industry. The 3-day format is packed with relevant speakers, local and international delegates, latest research, technology and specialist sessions. Details for the next national conference in 2022 will be announced by the end of October 2021.

Local & International Speakers

Trade Show

Skills Workshops

Farrier Social Events

High Quality Presentations

Unlimited Networking


What our delegates say about the Australian Farriers' Conference.

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This was the best conference I have ever attended.The program was well rounded with time keeping spot on.

Les V (VIC) December 17, 2018

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Very well run event.

Dave A (NSW) December 17, 2018

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It was good to hear from successful farriers and how they run their businesses.

Josh M (NSW) December 17, 2018

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Rob Pinkney’s demonstration on Efficient Fitting Systems was great.

Tony J (QLD) December 17, 2018

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Hearing about the business side of work was great.

Craig E (NSW) December 17, 2018

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A highlight for me were the International speakers and the business speakers.

Wesley S (NSW) December 17, 2018

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Everything was awesome!

Shih-Lin (Taiwan) December 17, 2018

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This was my first conference and I found all topics useful and interesting.

Patrick B (NSW) December 17, 2018

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All lectures were enjoyable and informative and the content was excellent!

Bret J (NSW) December 17, 2018

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It was great meeting so many people from a diverse range of professions and views.

Jess M (New Zealand) December 17, 2018

Past Speakers

Kuo Sheng-Yen
Farrier (TAIWAN)
'You Get The Business You Plan For' & 'Managing A Good Farrier Business'

Ngareta Linehan
Business Coach (AUS)
'What Does A Profitable Farrier Business Look Like?'

Brian Hampson
Farrier & Researcher (AUS)
'Wild Horses & Brumby Feet - How They Relate To Farriery Practice'

Dr Simon Curtis
Farrier & Research (UK)

Dr Jen Lugton
Equine Veterinarian

Rodney King
NZCEF, CJF, AWCF (New Zealand)

Laura Gillespie
Farrier (USA)

Mike Hayward
Farrier (USA)

2021 Australian Farriers’ Conference Trade Show

The state of the art trade show has all the latest and great tools, equipment and products all in the one space for you to browse through at your leisure. Meet the suppliers and grab a bargain with many AFC Specials on offer!

If you are interested in exhibiting at the 2021 Tradeshow, please contact Courtney on 0404 478 423 or to discuss a exhibit option that works for your business.

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Official Educational Partner

The IAPF-Australia is a sister organization of the American and International Association of Professional Farriers. Its mission is to promote continuing education in the farrier industry. The Australian Farriers’ Conference is approved for Continued education credits (CE) that are included on your member profile. For membership enquiries, contact IAPF-Australia President Wesley Stewart on 0412 289 411.

The Venue

Mantra Legends Hotel is situated in the heart of Surfers Paradise, the ultimate Gold Coast location, just 100m from the pristine Surfers Paradise beach, shops restaurants and cafes, and just 200m to Cavill Avenue (the main street of Surfers Paradise).

Mantra Legends Hotel

25 Laycock Street
Surfers Paradise QLD 4217

More Information

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This event has limited capacity so participants are advised to book early to avoid disappointment.