Darren Owen, Owner & Farrier
An AFA Certified Farrier and AAPF Accredited Professional Farrier with over twenty-five years of experience, Indian Fields’ Owner and Lead Farrier Darren Owen has spent his career understanding how to build a strong, healthy, and athletic horse from the toe up. A graduate of Kentucky Horseshoeing School, Darren was his class’s top student under the tutelage of industry legend Mitch Taylor, and subsequently received many offers for prestigious apprenticeships. He subsequently earned his Graduate Diploma in Equine Locomotor Research from Royal Veterinary College (University of London), during which he conducted research at the New Bolton Center (University of Pennsylvania) on equine biomechanics and orthopedic interventions.
Darren returned to his hometown of Hampton Roads to begin Indian Fields in 1997, where he quickly earned a reputation for being the top choice farrier among leading veterinarians. He is a regional expert on therapeutic farrier work and equine nutrition, and recently completed a term on the Board of Directors of the American Association of Professional Farriers.
Darren is a popular and frequent speaker at national equine events. Recently, he spoke as the keynote address, the Burney Chapman Memorial Lecture, at the tenth annual American Farrier’s Journal International Hoofcare Summit.