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About Our Farrier

In 2006, Patrick Reilly joined New Bolton Center as Chief of Farrier Services and Director of the Applied Polymer Research Laboratory. He received his Graduate Diploma in Equine Locomotor Research at the Royal Veterinary College in 2020.

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New Bolton Center Farrier Service in the News

  • HISA Adds Reilly to Racetrack Safety Standing Committee

    BloodhorseMonday, Dec 5, 2022
    Farrier Patrick Reilly was appointed by the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority.
  • Detecting a Possible Future for Shoeing?

    Thoroughbred Daily NewsWednesday, Oct 27, 2021
    Chief Farrier Pat Reilly conducted a study at Fair Hill exploring potential correlations of symmetry and performance using a sensor-based gait analysis.
  • A closer look at navicular disease

    Country FolksFriday, Dec 28, 2018
    Dr. Ortved and Pat Reilly, chief of farrier services, talked about diagnosing and managing navicular disease.
  • Battling Lameness Takes Hoof Trimming & Foot Baths

    Lancaster FarmingSunday, May 27, 2018
    Billy Smith, associate professor of medicine in field service, talks about battling lameness in cows.
  • Veterinarians & Farriers Team Up

    Modern Equine VetMonday, Oct 30, 2017
    Features the partnership between chief of farrier services Pat Reilly and Dr. Dean Richardson
  • Hoof-Care Triage

    The HorseMonday, Jul 11, 2016
    Pat Reilly, chief of farrier services, and Dr. David Levine offer triage advice for hoof-related emergencies.

Farrier News Stories


Penn Vet’s Farrier Service at New Bolton Center is Pioneer in New Hoof-Care Technologies

Penn Vet’s Farrier Service at New Bolton Center is one of the oldest and well-respected programs in the country. Our farriers have created pioneering techniques using glue-on shoes and synthetic polymers for hoof reconstruction, and continue to conduct groundbreaking research on hoof care.


Penn Vet’s Farrier Service Keeps Horses on Their Feet

Patrick Reilly had been happily shoeing horses for more than a dozen years in New Hampshire when he got some momentous news.


Patrick Reilly to Present a Virtual Tour of Penn Vet’s Unique Farrier Museum

On Tuesday, May 7 at 6:30 PM, Penn Vet will present a special lecture, The Penn Vet Podological Museum: The Farrier-Vet Connection Through the Years, as part of the First Tuesday Lecture Series at Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center in Kennett Square, PA. The series offers the public open lectures on equine topics, at no charge, the first Tuesday of each month.