to Shadbellyfarm.com. My name is Jerry Trapani. I have over 40 years of practical shoeing experience, AFA
certified, Guild of Professional Farriers certified journeyman, and
BWFA master farrier. I am the author of Equine Hoof Care 1983
Arco (out of print) and a contributing author to The Whole Horse
Catalog, and many articles for trade and general magazines. Equine
Hoof Care was used as a textbook in the Dutch National Equestrian
School. I have been a speaker and presenter at trade and
general conferences. I have extensive experience at both farrier and
trimming techniques. I have shod many international, national and
regional champions in many disciplines: jumpers, hunters, dressage, and
driving. I served as Farrier at two world championships and shod horses
in the UK and Germany.
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the founding President of the Paumanok Driving Club of Long Island in
1983 and am a successful competitor in both pleasure and CDE's. I am
currently chairman of the Safety Committee of the CAA and regional
membership representative as well as serving on the board, and a life
member of the ADS. Together with Rita, we have gotten countless
people involved safely into driving. I am a representative for many
harness and carriage makers as well as a network of other carriage
enthusiasts. We can get you started right.
We have not only
sold and ordered new carriages but conserved, restored and appraised
antique carriages. As a member of the CAA Carriage Showcase
committee, I have judged many times and offered comment on a wide range
of vehicles. We have written many articles and given presentations
for the carriage trade. Working closely with the Long Island Museum of
American Art, History and Carriages we have given seminars and helped
train the docents there.
I am a representative for Smuckers and Yonnie’s beta
Bi harness, Carriage Machine Shop as well as other makers of carriages
and carts from VSE’s to Drafts. I can assist you with your harness
and vehicle needs. Rita’s artwork spans a wide variety of subjects
from quilts to cards. Her
work ranges from pen and ink to one of a kind three-dimensional pieces
created from recyclable items.
Portraiture includes people, horses, and carriages, and your home
or stable. Feel free to
inquire about cards, prints, and original work for sale.