PHCP 2018 conference

2018 PHCP Conference

Oct. 25th – 28th 2018 in Reno, NV


Conference speakers:

  • Pete Ramey will share his innovative solutions to rehabbing pathologies with the help of modified hoof boots and glue ons.
  • Christina Cline will take an in-depth look at club feet, the many causes, and how to effect change.
  • Dr. Cindy Nielson will present on radiographs and their utilization by the Hoof Care Practitioner.
  • Jaini L. Clougher, BVSc, BSc, President of the ECIR Group, will speak on IR and PPID – Diagnosis and Management.
  • Mary Debono will teach awareness, flexibility and self care for Hoof Care Professionals

Click here to view the Conference Agenda

The 2018 PHCP Conference is worth 20 PHCP Elective and CE credits.
Dr. Cindy Nielson’s lectures will fulfill the Reading Radiograph requirement.

Conference pricing:

PHCP Member pricing:
March 1st – August 31st / Early Bird Member Rate $300
September 1st – October 26th / Late Member Rate: $350
Non Member pricing:
March 1st – August 31st / Early Bird Non-Member Rate $375
September 1st – October 26th / Late Non-Member Rate: $425


Hotel info:

Conference attendees follow the link below to make online reservations at the Renaissance:

Start date: 10/25/18
End date: 10/28/18
Last day to book: 9/25/18
Room Rate: $139 per night

Book your group rate for Pacific Hoof Care Conference

If you have questions or need assistance, please contact:
Bri Hutchins, Renaissance Group Housing Coordinator
Ph: 775-321-5878
Monday – Friday, 7:30a – 4:00pm
Jennifer Reinke

Speaker Bios:

In the horse world, Pete Ramey ( probably needs no introduction! After an initial start shoeing horses, he became aware of the deficit of hoof knowledge, management of pathological hooves, and trimming instruction to be found in the pages of farrier texts. In 1998 Pete’s friend Cindy Sullivan introduced him to the concept of natural hoof care. Very quickly, he realized he was learning about the hooves themselves like never before, and that many of the unanswered questions were being answered. In 2000 Pete wrote his first book “Making Natural Hoof Care Work for You,” followed by his very popular and well attended clinics and an array of trimming videos including 16 hours of in depth education in the DVD series “Under the Horse.” Pete has always been driven by the desire to help horses and shorten the learning curve of professionals by providing easy to understand how-tos of hoof care. In 2011 Pete’s second book was published, the comprehensive and critically acclaimed “Care and Rehabilitation of the Equine Foot.” Pete is a founding member of the American Hoof Association. Along with traveling internationally for clinics, Pete and his wife Ivy run a busy hoof rehabilitation business and live in the Georgia mountains with their family.



Christina Cline became a certified trimmer through the American Association of Natural Hoof Care Practitioners in 2004, and has trimmed full time ever since. In her career, she has worked on thousands of hooves of every size and description. She is an instructor with the Equine Sciences Academy, a Mentor with Pacific Hoof Care Practitioners, and was on the Board of Directors with the American Hoof Association.  She has mentored directly with Pete Ramey, Cindy Sullivan and Jaime Jackson, and has broadened her knowledge base by attending workshops with Dr. Robert Bowker, Dr. Debra Taylor, Brian Hampson PhD, Dr. Kerry Ridgway, Katy Watts, Cindy Nielson DVM, Dr. Tomas Teskey, Dr. Deb Bennett, and saddle maker Dave Genadek, among others.  She also received a certificate in Equine Massage from the Northwest School of Animal Massage in Redmond, WA, and co-authored The Essential Hoof with Susan Kauffmann.
Christina lives with her eight horses, three dogs, four cats and two roosters in the Methow Valley of Washington state.  When she is not working under a horse, she is often found back country riding in the North Cascades.



Jaini L. Clougher, BVSc, BSc. President of the ECIR Group. Jaini joined the ECIR outreach group in 2009 when two of her then three horses suffered laminitis within three weeks of each other and she started the ECIR recommended protocol for insulin resistant horses. With a focus on obtaining the correct diagnosis, the correct diet, appropriate hoof care and exercise, all three horses recovered.
Dr. Clougher graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Management, and from Massey University (New Zealand) with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science; she currently works as a small animal veterinarian. A volunteer member of the board of directors, and the ECIR Group Inc. President, Dr. Clougher continues to maintain her special interest in equine metabolic issues, helping other equine caregivers who are now walking the same path.




Cindy Nielsen VMD
, Hoof problems are the number one cause of lameness in horses, and laminitis/founder is the second most common cause of death. Veterinarian Cindy Nielsen VMD, owner of Founder Warriors, established her practice to specifically address these all-too-common issues. Her passion is the horse (or mini or pony) suffering from laminitis or founder, and she has the skills, most up-to-date knowledge, and experience to help see these animals back to a state of soundness. She is also specially trained & certified in natural barefoot hoof care as well as Epona shoeing.


Mary Debono
helps horses and humans enjoy freer, healthier movement even if they are challenged by injury, arthritis, anxiety or aging. A Certified Feldenkrais® Practitioner, Mary’s clients range from pleasure riders to World Cup competitors. Her ability to address the underlying cause of a problem in both horse and rider sets her work apart and can lead to surprising improvements in performance and partnership.
A life-long student of the hoof, Mary designed short, easy exercises that help hoof trimmers avoid the stiffness, soreness and injuries that many in the hoof care profession suffer from. Mary also teaches trimmers how to best support the horse to encourage cooperation and ease in trimming.
A sought-after international clinician and bestselling author with over 25 years of experience, Mary can help you and your horses be more athletic, balanced and confident. Based in Encinitas, California, she offers clinics, private sessions and online programs and consultations. Mary’s website is She can be reached at moc.s1521907759evoMo1521907759nobeD1521907759@yraM1521907759 1521907759.

Miranda Fior