Our Approach

Continuing education and betterment through collaboration. The OFA not only offers clinics but an entire network of like-minded talented individuals.

Our Story

Founded in 1980, the Ontario Farriers Association is a non-profit organization that speaks for the interests of its members and is a resource for the equine community regarding hoof care. Further, the OFA assists farriers to improve their skills and provides a forum for the promotion and implementation of standards for quality service in the industry. The OFA is dedicated to the principle that continuing education is needed to improve health care given to horses.

News

See our events page for upcoming certifications and information for the EOFA Clinic and Block Party being hosted at Synergy Farm and Forge.

Meet the board of directors

The OFA board of directors consists of 9 volunteer positions. President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and 5 directors

Mike Mehak CF

President

Email
(647) 227-9604

Sara Vandepol

Vice President

Email
(226) 821-0989

Ali Carpenter

Secretary

Email
(613) 207-0112

Mark Struthers CF

Treasurer

Email
(613) 229-4826

Zac Halliday

Director

Email
(226) 748-4153

Wendy Wood CF

Director

Email
(519) 831-6744

Lauren van den Dries

Director

Email
(519) 281-2097

Brandi Hawley-Hoppe

Director

Email
(613) 761-2397

Jordan Levisky

Director

Email
(613) 299-0039

Thinking of getting involved?…

The OFA is entirely volunteer. If you feel you can help contribute in any capacity, please feel free to talk to any of our board members.

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Friends and Sponsors

Without sponsorship, the OFA would not be able to put on multiple clinics, certifications and contests every year. Below is a list and a link of all our current sponsors. If you or your company is interested in sponsoring the OFA, please contact us.