William “Bill” Riley, Sr.

William “Bill” Riley, Sr. 1953 – 2021 The family of William Riley Sr. will celebrate his life of 68 years at 10:00 am on Friday, August 13th, at the Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. His family will host a time of fellowship and remembrance from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM , Thursday, August 12th, […]

Mitch Ackerman

Mitch Ackerman May 3, 2020, I volunteered to help clear some trees at my brother’s house in exchange for a BBQ supper that night.  We as a group started working around 10:30 in the morning and needed to clear out some trees that were growing around an old barn that he wanted to tear down.  […]

Ray Smith

Ray Smith 1966 – 2020 tribute by Mark Burwell Ray only came to one Hoof Trimmer’s convention and that was in Atlanta. His time there was used well as far as meeting trimmers far and wide. He went to pick up his last Appleton chute that he bought at the convention, which gave him ample […]


Members may find information on research funded by HTA or our partner organization, AABP.  The latest information is located here. 2022_0527: Promoting farm advisor engagement and action toward the improvement of dairy cattle lameness 2022_0519: Effects of routine treatment with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs at calving and when lame on the future probability of lameness and […]

George Lowrey

George Lowrey 1924 – 2020 George Harvey Lowery, 95, was given his angel wings on Saturday, February 8, 2020. George was the son of Otho and Beulah (Lewis) Lowery and he was born on August 5, 1924, in Breathedsville, Maryland. He grew up near the Antietam Battlefield with his eight siblings. His family attended church […]

HTA Scholarship Information

HTA Scholarship Amount: Two $1000 scholarships Student/Child Eligibility: A. Those eligible to apply must be dependent children of an active member who meet the parent criteria defined below OR if not a dependent child, the applicant must include a letter of high recommendation from an active member. Dependent children are defined as unmarried children supported […]

Scholarship Application

Scholarship Application Hoof Trimmers Association makes available two $1,000 scholarships annually.  To apply for the scholarship, please refer to the qualifications on the preceeding page, then complete the application below.   All requested information is required.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.   Applications must be submitted by May 1st.  Applications submitted after that day will not […]

Mentor Program

HTA Mentor Program The HTA Mentor Program is designed to connect people who have specific skills and knowledge with individuals who need or want the same skills and advantaqges to improve themselves professionally.  Largely, this is a self-directed program where the Mentor and Mentee work together to design a relationship that works best for both.  […]

Hoof Health Connection

Hoof Health Connection Download View Online 2022 #109 – First Quarter #110 – Second Quarter #111 – Third Quarter #112 – Fourth Quarter 2021 #105 – First Quarter #106 – Second Quarter #107 – Third Quarter #108 – Fourth Quarter 2020 #101 – First Quarter #102 – Second Quarter #103 – Third Quarter #104 – […]