Krissy Thesen- SK


Krissy Thesen grew up in north central Saskatchewan. She went to Kwantlen Polytechnic Advanced Farrier Science program in 2015. After graduating she apprenticed before achieving her AFA Certified Farrier qualification in Texas. She’s very passionate about continued education and is pursuing further higher examination. Krissy works with a wide variety of horses but has a special interest in Hunter/Jumpers.

Calder Morris- Southern AB

(403) 363-5906

I attended the Olds College farrier science course in 2019 and have been apprenticing with Chad Lausen since the summer of 2020. I am an active competitor in the North 49 farriers and World Championship Blacksmiths and competed at the 2023 World Championships at Spruce Meadows. I passed my Approved Journeyman Farrier of Canada exam through the AFTC in fall of 2022. I am currently working towards competitions, I live in Strathmore but am originally from Mars, if there are any questions or concerns in Southern Alberta give me a call.

Allan McGee- North AB


Hi I’m Allan McGhee. I have lived and played in northern Alberta for the last 23 years. In the midst of starting a family I quit a successful career in oilfield construction to pursue an entrepreneurial path and attended Butlers Professional Farrier School in Nebraska. My farrier business has given me an enjoyable means to provide for my family and time to watch my four young children grow. I have an appetite for knowledge and a belief in the importance of continuing education. In my position as your Northern Alberta Representative I hope to help encourage more continuing education opportunities for our farrier community.

Rachel and Matt Roberson- North BC

250-886-7595 and 250-280-0155

I Graduated from Kwantlen university farrier program in 2008.  And have been shoeing ever since . Currently reside in Dawson Creek BC. I finished my journeyman in 2021, and won the award for the highest written exam score, for that year.

Michelle Hague- West Kootenay 


Hi there, my name is Michele Hague started Learning to shoe horses in 1988 with Hank as the instructor at KPU. Have had the opportunity to learn from numerous excellent farriers. Received my CJF in 2010. Had the opportunity to work as Gerard’s helper for over three years. I  like my job as a Farrier always a student in this very humbling trade

Jack Ketel- Okanagan


My Name is Jack Ketel. I started my farrier career trimming horses on my family’s cattle ranch in Manitoba as a teenager. Graduated from Olds College Advanced Farrier Sciences program in 2003 and started a farrier business in Manitoba. Since then I have  shod horses on the West Coast of BC and in Australia until finally settling in Kelowna, BC.  I run a multi farrier practice shoeing a wide range of Disciplines.  I have been on the Canadian Farrier Team 6 times over three decades,  am a Certified Journeyman with the AFA and have a Diploma with the WCF. In my spare time I enjoy Competing at Farrier Contests, playing Polo, skiing and Trail Running.

Hunter Winship/ Alysha Miller- South Van Island 

250-732-0872/ 250-203-1400

Our names: Alysha and Hunter Age:23 From: Both from Vancouver island. Representing: south Vancouver island Fun fact: We met in shoeing school, apprenticed together and now run our business together. Hobbies: Horse camping, boating and hunting.

Rowan Kohl- North Van Island

Area Rep


I attended the farrier program at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in 2017, and apprenticed with Will Clinging from 2018 to 2022 while growing my business in the Parksville area. The next year was spent with Dusty Franklin at 5 Star Horseshoeing School in Oklahoma, attending clinics, contests and completing my AFA Certified Journeyman. This past summer I moved back to the island with my farrier husband, Robert Gormley. I am currently working towards my AFTC Journeyman.

Director- Lynn Fleury 

(403) 415-4789

Lynn Fleury has been shoeing since 2015, she is a Certified Journeyman Farrier through the AFA and an Approved Journeyman Farrier of Canada. Lynn has a mixed shoeing practice in the south Calgary area. Lynn enjoys farrier competitions and riding her horse in her free time.