Darren Owen, Owner & Farrier
An AFA Certified Farrier and AAPF Accredited Professional Farrier with over twenty 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 1996 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 returned to his hometown of Hampton Roads to begin Indian Fields in 1997. Darren quickly earned a reputation for being the top choice farrier among leading veterinarians, and is a regional expert on therapeutic farrier work and equine nutrition. He was recently named to the Board of Directors of the American Association of Professional Farriers, serving a term from 2017-2020.
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.
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