Butch Whitaker

Head Instructor, CJF

Butch is an AFA Certified Journeyman Farrier, and owner of the Oregon Farrier School. He loves the freedom that comes with being a farrier, like being able to set his own schedule and building great relationships with his clients and students. He is passionate about the trade and teaching it. With his positive attitude and enthusiasm, he hopes to instill that passion in his students. Driven to see students excel both in and after the program, his goal is to see all students succeed in the industry and become AFA certified farriers and journeymen.


Eric Russell


Eric is a farrier who is passionate about helping horses feel and perform to their highest potential. He is a Graduate of the Oregon Farrier School and since finishing the program, he has grown a thriving business in the Willamette Valley. He takes pride in his work and always strives to do his best in both shoeing, and teaching.