Jeff Ridley APF, CJF, TE obtained his Certified Journeyman Farrier status with the American Farriers Association in 1996. In 2003, Jeff successfully met the requirements of the AFA’s Therapeutic Endorsement program. He also worked as a tester for the AFA certification program for several years.
Jeff served as President of the Iowa Professional Farriers association for 4 years and sat on the AFA’s executive committee as board representative for 2 years.
In 2006, Jeff and his wife Julie, along with 2 other farriers and their wives, created, developed and launched the World Championship Blacksmith organization, the WCB.
In 2011, Jeff, along with several other farriers, created, developed and launched the American Association of Professional Farriers association.
While focusing on the sport horse Jeff offers a wide range of farrier services for all breeds, including theraputic farriery.
Jeff has lectured at the AFA’s annual convention, the AAEP’s annual convention as well as the International Hoof Care Summit. Jeff’s travels and his willingness to share information and educate those who have an interest in the equine foot have taken him to numerous states in the US as well as Canada, Brazil, Grenada, St. Kitts, Trinidad- Tobago and Costa Rica, Egypt and South Africa