Once you have decided which course you wish to attend, find the dates on which the course is offered.  You can find this on the Course Schedule Page.

Fill out the Enrollment Application and send it to HHS with a check in the amount of $500.00.  You can find the application below and can either submit it via the internet or print it out to send along with your check.

No applications will be accepted without the pre-enrollment fee.  The $500.00 will be applied in full towards your tuition.

Upon receipt of your application, you will be sent 2 copies of an Enrollment Agreement.  Read and sign both copies.  Keep one for your personal records and return one to HHS.  You will then be completely enrolled, and we congratulate you on your decision to attend Heartland Horseshoeing School.

Download the HHS Application



There was once an incredible craftsman in this industry named Edward Martin, FWCF.  Edward was a farrier from a long line of farriers in Scotland, and he began his apprenticeship as a farrier across the street from the house he was born in, as did his father before him, and his grandfather before his father.  Each of them bore the name Edward Martin, and their name is legend in this trade.   In honor of this master craftsman, a scholarship has been formed, sponsored by the donations from the Draft Horse Classic Edward Martin Perpetual Shoeing Competition. Each year, one person is selected to receive partial funding for the farrier school of their choice, as long as they are enrolled in a class that is a minimum of 8 weeks long.

To add to that scholarship, if the student chooses HHS, we will reduce the tuition for the student in that course by 10%.  To qualify, students must write a 300 – 750 word essay about what this opportunity means to them personally.  Why do you want to be a farrier?  What will you do with your education that makes you a candidate for financial support?  Persuasively present your case.

You must download this application, fill it out and send the application along with your essay by July 1st to:

WM. E. Merfy, CJF
7511 White Oak Lane.
Browns Valley, CA. 95918.

There is another potential scholarship that you may want to find out about that is funded in the memory of a farrier by the name of Jamison Albright.  To find out more about this opportunity, visit for more information.


Heartland Horseshoeing School has entered into an agreement with Aluisio Marins, a famous Brazilian horseman, and owner of Universidade do Cavalo, (The Horse University) of Brazil.  In this agreement, any student with a diploma from their institution can have 10% off of tuition price at any HHS course.  Likewise, any HHS graduate can have 10% discounted from their tuition if they chose to attend the Universidade do Covalo.  This opens some international doors to our students who may wish to continue and further their education in the equine industry.


If you wish to attend HHS from a foreign country, we do have approval with SEVIS to help you apply for your student visa.  The process does take time, so it is imperative that you sign up as far in advance as you are able.  Begin by sending your application with a money order made out in US funds for your deposit.  On your application, be certain to give your place of birth, the country that issued your passport, and your birth date with the month written out.  We will then enter the information on the SEVIS website, which will allow us to print your I-20 form for M-1 student visas.  We will send this form to you along with enrollment agreements.  You will have to go online and pay an FMJ fee.  Once you have done this, you can print the receipt, take the receipt, your enrollment agreement, I-20 form and passport to the US Embassy in your country, and get a student visa.  As you can see, this is not a fast process, so please allow plenty of time to get everything done.

Application Deposit Process

Students choosing to pay their deposit by check or money order may send $500 to

Heartland Horseshoeing School
327 SW 1st Lane
Lamar, MO 64759

Students wishing to apply and pay online can email The Application PDF to: and your deposit of $520.00 can be made via Paypal by clicking the button below.