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upcoming events

Sean Robertson benefit clinic


August 19 & 20, 2022

Cascadia Equine Veterinary Clinic

31730 Sport Horse Way

Tangent, OR 97389

Join us on August 19 and 20 to remember, Sean Robertson, a farrier in the Willamette Valley for 27 years. It will be an interactive and educational weekend filled with stories and memories of “Shrek”. Everyone who attends is asked to participate in building a shoe for Sean to be displayed on a shoe board that will be shown Friday evening. There will be an auction Friday evening so be ready for some cool tools! All proceeds from the clinic and auction will be given to the Robertson family.


































Friday, August 19

8:30 AM: Registration

9:30 AM: Riley Kirkpatrick (Tool tuning and quick tips and tricks)

12:00 PM: Lunch

2:00 PM: Christopher Wickliffe, DVM (Lameness and veterinary consult)

5:00 PM: Dinner and Auction

Saturday, August 20

9:00 AM: Coffee

9:30 AM: Jacob Manning (Shoe building and veterinary consult)

12:00 PM: Lunch

1:00 PM: Competition

presenter bios

Riley Kirkpatrick

Riley Kirkpatrick started his horseshoeing career in 2011 at Heartland Horseshoeing School. Shortly after getting home he began riding with Sean Robertson, followed by others. As his clientele grew, he continued his education through clinics and competitions, many with the World Champion Blacksmiths. In 2018 he enjoyed competing at Stonleigh for the WBC apprentice team. In addition to hosting competitions and clinics, he has been fortunate enough to get asked to be a clinician and judge at events all over. Riley has made tools throughout most of his career but it has now taken over as the majority of his business. He spends most of his time at his home shop in Sheridan, Oregon with his wife and daughter. He is humbled to be the clinician in honor of a man we will all miss.

Christopher Wickliffe, DVM

Dr. Wickliffe earned Bachelor of Science degrees from Oregon State University in Economics (1992) and Colorado State University in Equine Science (1998). During this time, Dr. Wickliffe had the opportunity to become the first student of the Colorado State University Farrier Program and went on to be a teacher's assistant in that program. This led to the development of a successful farrier business. Dr. Wickliffe completed his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at Colorado State University in 2002.


Jacob manning, cjf

Jacob Manning, CJF is a 5th generation farrier and blacksmith. He grew up learning the trade from his father, Dennis Manning, CJF. Since starting his own business in 1998, Jacob has worked on many different breeds of horses but primarily Quarter Horses. Jacob does some tool making and blacksmith work for a local Gilsonite mine. Jacob passed the American Farriers Association Certified Farrier (CF) certification in 2002 and Certified Journeyman Farrier (CJF) in 2004. He has competed in farrier competitions all over the USA. He is currently an AFA tester and Certification Instructor (CI) and a Provisional Examiner. He is the past president of the Utah Horseshoer's Guild and is the current secretary for the UHG. Jacob has been on the AFA Board of Director's for the past seven years and is now the vice president of the AFA.

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