Daniel Ark Evensen—Norway
Having graduated from Oklahoma Horseshoeing school in 1984. I then went on to earn a Master’s Degree from Texas Tech University and furthered my education by becoming a Certified Journeyman Farrier. My journey as a farrier began by working alongside a north Texas farrier, Danny Anderson. From there I continued my education by working with and learning from many different farriers.
I have lived and worked in the north Texas area for the last three decades, where I have had the opportunity to shoe many AQHA, Congress and World Champions. I have shod open and amateur champions in the APHA, NCHA, NRHA, AHA, APPHA and APRHA. In 2003 I shod the National Reining Horse Association Futurity Champion. I’m an active member of the American Farriers Association, the Texas Professional Farrier’s Association and the World Championship Blacksmiths
I currently shoe a wide variety of horses. I was a member of the American Farriers Team in 2015, 2016, and the 2018 World Championship Blacksmiths Team. Working through the process of earning my CJF and becoming an active competitor shaped my farrier business and changed my life. Having to get outside of your own box and allowing other people to judge your work, has helped me to realize that you can never stop learning and developing your skills as a farrier. I look forward to meeting and sharing with you what I’ve learned over the years.