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Eric A. Nygaard
Eric has been in the farrier industry for over 40 years. He has shod all disciplines of horses but specialized in Dressage, Eventing, Hunter / Jumpers and Combined Driving Horses.
Eric is a Certified Journeyman Farrier certified through the American Farriers Association.
Eric has had clients take in him all over the world to shoe their horse’s. Eric has shod horses in the Caribbean, England, Denmark just to name a few places!
Eric is a Past President of the Florida State Farriers Association and the American Farriers Association. Eric was President of the American Farriers Association in 2010/2011 and he and his committee were responsible for organizing over one hundred farriers for the 2010 World Equestrian games that were held in Lexington Kentucky at the Kentucky Horse Park.
From 2009 till 2011 Eric was the Executive Director of the Florida Association of Equine Practitioners. As Executive Director Eric ran the Veterinary Association including putting on multiple continuing education seminars and the Equine Symposiums that they still hold to this day.
Eric retired from shoeing horses in 2015 and now runs New Farm Farrier Supply Store in Sarasota, FL with his wife Julie. Eric started New Farm Forge Inc. in 1982.