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Leadership Team


Joseph Barnett
Joseph Barnett CF

Joseph Barnett, originally from Greenville, TX, attended Oklahoma State Horseshoeing School in 2011. He started his farrier career in Austin, TX and then moved to Ault, CO in 2012 where he completed his Certified Farrier. Joseph then started competing in horseshoeing contests beginning with the Colorado Classic and then joining the World Championship Blacksmiths organization. He is currently working towards completing his Certified Journeyman Farrier.

“As the elected president, it is my goal over the next two years to make the Rocky Mountain Farriers Association an asset for farriers in the state. There are many up and coming farriers, as well as veteran farriers, that are excited about the industry and looking to get involved and stay active. As an association, I want anybody and everybody that has any interest to have the RMFA to use as a beneficial threshold for skill advancement and continuing education. We currently have a very motivated team of officers that are eager to help me revamp the interest and the strength of this organization.”



Vice President


Ryan Maxon CJF APF

Growing up in central Michigan, I started my journey as a farrier while I was still in high school, working on the family horses, and then taking on my first clients through friends from school with a few trims. My career started in 2005 when I attended The Kentucky Horseshoeing School, Master farrier course, finishing top of my class. I started my practice full time in the spring of 2006 working in central Michigan, building a business there until the spring on 2011 when I made my move to Carbondale CO.

Building the new business here in CO I became a member of the RMFA in 2012, Starting the certification process at the first Colorado classic. Finishing my CJF exam in summer of 2015. Currently working through my AFA Educator, specialty endorsement, it has become a passion for me to educate the future Entrepreneur.





Jeremy Soronen 

Jeremy grew up in Grand Junction, and moved to northern Colorado 5 years ago after graduating from Oklahoma state horseshoeing school. He spent 2 years apprenticing under 2 CJF's before going out on his own shoeing horses full time. He now lives in Windsor with his wife and two daughters.





 Jeremy Zander CF

Jeremy has been shoeing since 2004 and is currently living in Elizabeth, Colorado with his wife and three kids. He serves the greater Elbert and Douglas County areas.  

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