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Director of MSU's Farrier School named to international hall of fame

March 1, 2011 -- MSU News Service


Tom Wolfe of MSU was one of seven people inducted into the 2011 International Horseshoeing Hall of Fame.(American Farriers Journal photo).   High-Res Available

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BOZEMAN -- Tom Wolfe, director of the MSU Farrier School, was recently inducted into the International Horseshoeing Hall of Fame for his contributions to farrier education.

Wolfe received the award during the eighth annual International Hoof-Care Summit, held Feb. 1 to 4, in Cincinnati, Ohio. The International Horseshoeing Hall of Fame is located in the Kentucky Derby Museum at the historic Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. More than 4 million people from around the world have visited the museum since it was established in 1985.

Wolfe was one of seven people inducted into the 2011 Hall of Fame. The International Horseshoeing Hall of Fame was established in 1992 to honor farriers around the world who have made significant contributions to the profession and have left a permanent positive impression on peers and clients.

Wolfe has been a full-time professional farrier since 1971, working with all breeds and types of horses. Before his appointment as the instructor in charge of the MSU Horseshoeing School, he was a farrier in Albuquerque, N.M. Wolfe is a member of the Montana Professional Horseshoer's Association and the American Farrier Association. He has served for three years on the executive committee for the American Farrier Association and is also certified as a journeyman farrier for the AFA. Wolfe received his bachelor's degree in biology from the University of New Mexico.

For a related story, see "Making the shoe fit: MSU's acclaimed farrier school forges international reputation"

Evelyn Boswell, (406) 994-5135 or evelynb@montana.edu