John Crothers: head of Meredith Manor's Horseshoeing School
John Crothers works with a student at Meredith Manor's Horseshoeing School

John Crothers

John Crothers is the Head of the Farrier Department at Meredith Manor. He is a graduate of the Kentucky Horseshoeing School and is a Certified Farrier through the American Farriers Association. John attends several Farrier competitions and clinics for continuing education.

Before coming to teach at Meredith Manor, John owned and operated his own farrier business for nine years working in conjunction with many veterinarians and other farriers. He also has worked with other farrier schools helping to develop their programs and curriculum. John also holds Associate's degrees in Back Country Horsemanship, Wildlife Management, and Ranger Services.

To learn about our staff members outside of the farrier department, view our main Staff page.


Thank you to all the wonderful staff at Meredith Manor! I am the assistant barn manager and head junior instructor at Concord Ridge Equestrian Center, a brand-new facility here in Southwest Michigan. I impress my bosses everyday with the knowledge I gained from my time at the manor! And I must say school was a breeze compared to my work load now! I'm very thankful to have been prepared for it and prepared correctly! Thanks once again :)
Rachel Cadle: 2010 Riding Master III Graduate