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Amy Sidwar-Seaver, MBA, APF-I, ESMT, LEED AP


Amy Sidwar-Seaver graduated from George Mason University in 1999 with a B.A. in English and a concentration in cultural studies. She received her master in business administration (MBA) in 2022 from Longwood University.

She briefly worked as a farrier's assistant in 1999, and then as a program analyst for Northrop Grumman Ship Systems in support of the U.S. Coast Guard, until she chose to begin a full-time apprenticeship and career in farriery with Paul Goodness in 2004. Soon after, she achieved certifications in Equine Sports Massage Therapy (2004) and Canine Massage Therapy (2005).

In 2007, Sidwar-Seaver helped create and manage the Forging Ahead Internship Program, which was the first of its kind in the farrier industry and launched the careers of many now-accomplished farriers.

Sidwar-Seaver, who takes special interest in sport horses, laminitis cases, and foal development, completed the American Association of Professional Farriers (APF-I) certification in 2019, and maintains membership with the American Farriers Association.

When not working, she enjoys riding her own horses, spending time with family and friends, and acquiring new skills. She completed the Accredited Professional exam for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) in 2010, making her the only LEED AP farrier she knows.