PHCP Practitioners

A Student Practitioner is not yet fully certified by the PHCP. With the support of their mentors and colleagues, they can do an excellent job caring for your horse’s hoof needs, as they complete their training. As always, when choosing any hoof care professional, it is best to ask for recommendations.

 

USA

Arizona

Photo of Paige Poss Paige Poss Clinician and Mentor

Tucson, AZ

Profile:
Trimming a limited number of clients and teaching extensively.

I started my hoof care odyssey in 1999.  That was a pivotal era in hoof care.  There were very few resources at the time.  Jaime Jackson, Dr. Strasser and one trimming website was basically all that was available. ...

Photo of Jean H Welch Jean Welch Student Practitioner

Serving Southern Arizona and beyond

With over 10 years of practical experience, I specialize in functional hoof trimming, encouraging correct movement, and always respecting the needs of the horse. I draw my knowledge and expertise from a variety of resources including formal training with ESA, numerous hands-on clinics, conferences, lectures, seminars, and trimmer gatherings.
I am also an authorized EasyCare Dealer, and am skilled in boot fitting as well as the application of glue-on products.


Northern California

Photo of Jennifer Borchard Jennifer Borchard Practitioner

Tehama, Butte, Glenn & Shasta Counties

Photo of Dianna Chapek Dianna Chapek Practioner and Mentor

Butte, Yuba, & Sutter counties.

I can be reached by email or phone & check messages daily.  I serve areas in Butte, Yuba, & Sutter counties.  While not actively taking new clients, I do take a few new clients as my schedule allows.

Photo of Anita Dubner Anita Dubner Practioner and Mentor

Tuolumne county and closely  surrounding counties

I’ve been trimming since 2009. I started with the geriatric ward of horses and moved my way up to transitioning riding horses, founders rehabs along with other pathologies. I’ve worked with the local vets and a lameness specialist in Ione, along with the wonderful Mentors from this group. Nutrition and boot fit are another area of interest and benefit to the whole horse. ...

Photo of Tonya Durden Tonya Durden Practitioner

Shasta, Tehama and Butte counties

I specialize in booting and glue ons for endurance horses.

Photo of Tina Fabula Tina Fabula Student Practitioner

Coastal Mendocino County

Photo of Jennifer Long Jennifer Long Student Practitioner

Greater Sacramento area

I practice a natural performance trim, which is most heavily influenced by Pete Ramey’s techniques. I am proficient with Equicast and can apply EponaShoes if needed. I have a medical background and am happy to consult / collaborate with owners, veterinarians, and farriers.
I am currently taking new clients. ...

Photo of Linda Martin Linda Martin Practitioner

Monterey & Santa Cruz Counties

Photo of Alicia Mosher Alicia Mosher Student Practitioner

Shasta & Tehama Counties

Photo of Melody O’Brien Melody O’Brien Practitioner

Plumas County

My business, Whole Health Hoof Care and Trimming, is supported by the PHCP training program and continuing education, and is rooted in the understanding that healthy hooves depend on consistent, non-invasive trimming, proper diet and nutrition, and plenty of movement.  I fit and sell Easy Care boots, and apply Easy Care’s Easy shoes, and welcome rehabilitation cases. ...

Photo of John Perry John Perry Student Practitioner

Tracy

Photo of Ethan Stohlman Ethan Stohlman Student Practitioner

Butte, Yuba, Sutter, and Colusa counties.

Stohlman Equine Services is the name of our business. My wife, Jessica and I have been providing equine hoof and dental care for 5 years now. We work with our local equine veterinarian. I am farrier who graduated from Pacific Coast Horseshoeing School and quickly realized how important it is to keep horses barefoot with correct trimming techniques. ...

Central California

Photo of Samantha Faria Samantha Faria Student Practitioner

Madera county, Fresno county, Watsonville and surrounding areas.

 

I’m happy to do what’s best for the horse.

Currently taking clients.  I travel frequently between Madera and Watsonville and am willing to pick up clients in either area, as well as, on the way in between.

Photo of Marcia Nelson Marcia Nelson Student Practitioner

Santa Ynez

Photo of Debbie Schwiebert Debbie Schwiebert Student Practitioner

Paso Robles

10 years EasyCare Inc. HCP / Vet Dealer Rep – USA accounts.

Not currently accepting clients.

Southern California

Photo of Amy Diehl Amy Diehl Student Practitioner

CA-Los Angeles,Ventura,Kern,Inyo,Mono,San Bernardino counties. NV-Reno/Tahoe.

 

Willing to travel – Call for other areas of CA and NV.

Photo of Miranda Fior Miranda Fior Mentor

Santa Barbara county.

I started trimming in 2002 to help my own laminitic mare, and have been trimming professionally since 2004. I’m very grateful to have had Dr Eleanor Kellon as my first mentor both in nutrition and in hoof care. I later became a member of the AANHCP and then moved on to become one of the founding members of the PHCP. ...

Photo of Sossity Gargiulo Sossity Gargiulo Mentor

Primarily Ventura County

805-432-9891

I started trimming horses when my own mare went lame and I started to look deeper into the ‘why’ of traditional horse care.  This led me on a life changing path of learning I never could have predicted!  I then joined the AANHCP, and later became a founding member of the Pacific Hoof Care Practitioners.  ...

Photo of Mario Garguilo Mario Garguilo Mentor

Ventura County

Photo of Chuck Mills Chuck Mills Practioner and Mentor

Orange Co., L.A. Co., San Diego Co., San Bernadino Co., Riverside Co.

Photo of Christopher Naron Christopher Naron Student Practitioner

Norco to Temecula and Palm Springs area.

Thank you for your interest in natural hoof care and rehabilitation. My name is Christopher Naron. My goal is to work with owners and other hoof care professionals to help our horses live healthier more sound lives.By taking into account the diet, living conditions and lifestyle of our horses, together we can better their lives towards a more natural state. ...

Photo of Jennifer Reinke-Burns Jennifer Reinke-Burns Practitioner

Los Angeles County

Photo of Jon Smedley Jon Smedley Practitioner

Ventura, Santa Barbara and Los Angles counties

401-580-0811

My wife and I enjoy the challenge of every hoof.  We work with performance horses and enjoy rehab cases.

We are taking new clients on a case by case basis. Send me a text or leave a detailed message on my phone.

Photo of Sarah Mae Smedley Sarah Mae Smedley Practitioner

Ventura, Santa Barbara and Los Angles counties

I and my husband enjoy the challenge of every hoof.  We work with performance horses and enjoy rehab cases.

We are taking new clients on a case by case basis. Send me a text or leave a detailed message on my phone.


Colorado

Photo of Leslie Carrig Leslie Carrig Mentor

Although I am not taking on any client’s I will continue to Mentor PHCP students. I enjoy teaching and am willing to travel to PHCP Students, so we may work with their own client’s horses. I’ve had many years as a Mentor and would like the opportunity to help you further your education and reach certification. ...

Photo of Stephanie Clegg Stephanie Clegg Student Practitioner

Within 20 miles of Berthoud, CO

Offering natural hoof care services since 2007.

Best way to reach me is via text or email.

Photo of Philip Himanka Philip Himanka Practitioner

60 miles within the Boulder Colorado radius.

Performance equine services and hoof care. Specialized in glueing and rehabilitation. Trimming, boot fitting and more. I do continuous education trough PHCP, seminars and clinics besides attending every year to the International Hoof Care Summit. I have been working with Endurance Horses for over 10 years. I am a member of: PHCP, AERC, ELPO, AAPF, CAPF, Endurance Chairman for the Colorado Arabian Horse Club, Member and Distance Stuart/Judge for the Arabian Horse Club. ...

Photo of Jocelyn Thompson Jocelyn Thompson Student Practitioner

Northern Colorado and Texas

Hey all!
My name is Jocelyn Thompson and I own and run my business, Hooves of Angels! I serve the Northern Colorado area and Northern Texas area! I moved down to Texas to chase my dreams rodeoing and I fly back to Colorado once every month to take care of all my clients up there! ...


Idaho

Photo of Ian Gotts Ian Gotts Practitioner

Ada county

Photo of Karen Ward Karen Ward Student Practitioner

Latah and Nez Perce counties, Idaho.
Whitman and Asotin counties, Washington.

I am a native of southern Idaho and did time in California, Missouri, Wisconsin and Utah, in pursuit of college degrees and work as a Plant Disease Diagnostician. My husband and I finally landed on a small farm in northern Idaho and are still raising a family of two sons and a daughter. ...


Iowa

No results.


Louisiana

No results.


Nevada

Photo of Amy Diehl Amy Diehl Student Practitioner

CA-Los Angeles,Ventura,Kern,Inyo,Mono,San Bernardino counties. NV-Reno/Tahoe.

 

Willing to travel – Call for other areas of CA and NV.


New Jersey

No results.


New Mexico

Photo of Kayta Tracey Kayta Tracey Student Practitioner

Northern NM (Taos, Santa Fe, Albuquerque & surrounding areas). Southern CO


New York

Photo of Christina Krueger Christina Krueger Practitioner

Serving Vermont, and Eastern NY

I have been a natural hoof care practitioner since 2012 after working with Ida Hammer for a year and I completed her Whole Horse Hoof Care Certification program. I helped her trim her clients’ horses and teach her hoof care classes. I have also mentored with several AHA members including Jeanne Wright and Erik Knapp. ...

Photo of Jeannean Mercuri Jeannean Mercuri Clinician and Mentor

Long Island, NY

My Barefoot journey started back in 2001 with my mare Piggy.  I started by reading all I could on the internet and in books.  Most of what I could find at that time was by Jaime Jackson, Dr Hiltrud Strasser & eventually Pete Ramey.  I attended any clinic I could find at the time which gave me a diverse start.  ...


Oklahoma

Photo of Nikki Wommer Nikki Wommer Student Practitioner

50-mile radius around Dewey, Oklahoma

505-486-0420

I have 15 years of trimming experience, and am currently a Student Practitioner in PHCP, working through the Independent Study phase of the program. I have experience with chronic and acute laminitis/founder, as well as rehabilitation and transition from shoes to barefoot. I conduct my job with gentleness and patience when working around the horses and work -with- the horse for results, rather than forcing the horse to comply. ...


Oregon

Photo of Jessie Brody Jessie Brody Student Practitioner

Clatskanie, Oregon

503-791-0440
Photo of Wendy Hutchens Wendy Hutchens Student Practitioner

Bend

Photo of Diann Kuzma Diann Kuzma Practitioner

Medfort/Grants Pass area

Photo of Kelsey Woolsey Kelsey Woolsey Student Practitioner

Corvallis/Philomath/Albany Oregon

I have recently graduated from Oregon State University with a degree is zoology. My trimming experience consists of trimming my own horses for the last ten years and occasionally trimming a friend’s horse. I am a level 3 graduate of the Parelli Natural Horsemanship program. My goal is to attend vet school and become a veterinarian, but I would not mind having a couple client horses to trim. ...


Pennsylvania

No results.


Texas

Photo of Jocelyn Thompson Jocelyn Thompson Student Practitioner

Northern Colorado and Texas

Hey all!
My name is Jocelyn Thompson and I own and run my business, Hooves of Angels! I serve the Northern Colorado area and Northern Texas area! I moved down to Texas to chase my dreams rodeoing and I fly back to Colorado once every month to take care of all my clients up there! ...


Utah

Photo of John Fitch John Fitch Mentor

Wellsville, UT


Vermont

Photo of Christina Krueger Christina Krueger Practitioner

Serving Vermont, and Eastern NY

I have been a natural hoof care practitioner since 2012 after working with Ida Hammer for a year and I completed her Whole Horse Hoof Care Certification program. I helped her trim her clients’ horses and teach her hoof care classes. I have also mentored with several AHA members including Jeanne Wright and Erik Knapp. ...


Virginia/West Virginia

Photo of Anne Buteau Anne Buteau Mentor

Charlottesville area and beyond…West to Staunton and North to Middleburg

Photo of Patrice K. Sager Patrice K. Sager Mentor

Eastern panhandle of WV, Harrisonburg Va, Winchester Va. areas.


Washington

Photo of Amy Allen Amy Allen Mentor

Mason, Thurston, surrounding counties, and haul ins.

360-480-5327

-My journey into hoof care started in 2002. My OTTB, TJ, had poor quality hoof walls, thin soles, and could not hold a shoe for over five weeks. After consulting with my farrier, we tried glue on shoes. On the second set, one shoe broke at the quarters. I decided to pull his shoes, immerse myself into learning about hoof care and help him grow quality hooves. ...

Photo of Christina Cline Christina Cline Mentor

Whatcom County and the Methow Valley

-I have been trimming professionally since 2002. I obtained by original certification through the AANHCP, later becoming a member of PHCP and the American Hoof Association. I completed an equine massage course through the Northwest School of Animal massage in 2007, and make annual continuing education events a priority. Saddle fitting and physiologically sound training principles are a passion of mine. ...

Photo of Ann Szolas Ann Szolas Clinician and Mentor

Based near Aberdeen, WA , serving Grays Harbor County & parts of Pacific, Mason and Thurston counties.

360-580-4233

-I attended farrier school in 1991/92 and was a traditional farrier until 2007 when I switched to barefoot after attending my first Pete Ramey clinic.  I joined PHCP in 2008 and AHA in 2010.  I make a point to do continuing education at least twice a year.  I also am a mentor and clinician for PHCP and teach the beginning booting and shoe removal and anatomy of the distal limb clinics once a year.  ...

Photo of Ruthie Thompson-Klein Ruthie Thompson-Klein Mentor

San Juan Islands

Business name:
Equine Balance Hoof Care
I emphasize hoof health in concert with overall equine wellness, doing my best to transition every horse from merely surviving to thriving.

Background:
Living in a remote area, when you want something (hoof care) you figure out how to do it. ...

Photo of Karen Ward Karen Ward Student Practitioner

Latah and Nez Perce counties, Idaho.
Whitman and Asotin counties, Washington.

I am a native of southern Idaho and did time in California, Missouri, Wisconsin and Utah, in pursuit of college degrees and work as a Plant Disease Diagnostician. My husband and I finally landed on a small farm in northern Idaho and are still raising a family of two sons and a daughter. ...


Wyoming

Photo of Marie Daniels Marie Daniels Mentor

Cody, WY

I joined PHCP shortly after being certified by AHA, and enjoyed building my busy Hoofcare practice in central Louisiana.  For over a decade I specialized in empowering horse owners by teaching them how to better care for their horses hoof and nutritional needs.  I love teaching beginners!

Now that my husband and I have retired to Northwestern Wyoming, my focus has shifted even more towards teaching.  ...



Outside the US


Austria

Photo of Gunnar Schillig Gunnar Schillig Mentor

Parts of Southern Germany, Austria, Switzerland

+49 (0)176 78 043 77

Canada-BC

Photo of Christina Cline Christina Cline Mentor

Whatcom County and the Methow Valley

-I have been trimming professionally since 2002. I obtained by original certification through the AANHCP, later becoming a member of PHCP and the American Hoof Association. I completed an equine massage course through the Northwest School of Animal massage in 2007, and make annual continuing education events a priority. Saddle fitting and physiologically sound training principles are a passion of mine. ...


Italy

Photo of Marco Campara Marco Campara Practitioner

Bologna

Marco has been trimming for roughly 10 years and is currently living in Bologna, but he travels where needed, and has a special interest in laminitis.
Dr. Franco Belmonte was his first mentor.  He later started studying the Ramey style of trimming, and joined the PHCP where he traveled to the US to work with mentors.

Photo of Leonardo de Curtis Leonardo de Curtis Practitioner

Serramazzoni, Modena (Italy)

Areas of expertise: Hoof trimming, Glue on application, Boot fitting.

Photo of Gianmarco Fabbri Gianmarco Fabbri Student Practitioner
Photo of Fabio Nannetti Fabio Nannetti Student Practitioner

Bologna, Italy


South Africa

Photo of Jana Pepin Jana Pepin Practitioner

White River, Nelspruit, once a month travelling to Johannesburg

Best way to contact:
By email or via whatsapp as I won’t answer while trimming or traveling.


Southern Germany

Photo of Gunnar Schillig Gunnar Schillig Mentor

Parts of Southern Germany, Austria, Switzerland

+49 (0)176 78 043 77

United Kingdom

No results.


Scotland

Photo of Dawn Saunders Dawn Saunders Mentor

North East Scotland – UK

+44 (0)1467 651572

Sweden

Photo of Asa Stephens Asa Stephens Clinician and Mentor

Köping, Sweden

0768 169558

I have recently relocated to Sweden after a long career working as a Hoof Care Professional in the USA and look forward to continuing my career here. With 15+ years of experience I am a PHCP and AHA Certified Hoof Care Practitioner as well as a Mentor and Clinician for the PHCP certification program. ...


Switzerland

Photo of Gunnar Schillig Gunnar Schillig Mentor

Parts of Southern Germany, Austria, Switzerland

+49 (0)176 78 043 77

Clinicians

Photo of Sally Hugg Sally Hugg Clinician
Photo of Eleanor Kellon, VMD Eleanor Kellon, VMD
Photo of Carol Layton Carol Layton
Photo of Jeannean Mercuri Jeannean Mercuri Clinician and Mentor

Long Island, NY

My Barefoot journey started back in 2001 with my mare Piggy.  I started by reading all I could on the internet and in books.  Most of what I could find at that time was by Jaime Jackson, Dr Hiltrud Strasser & eventually Pete Ramey.  I attended any clinic I could find at the time which gave me a diverse start.  ...

Photo of Cindy Nielsen, VMD Cindy Nielsen, VMD Clinician
Photo of Paige Poss Paige Poss Clinician and Mentor

Tucson, AZ

Profile:
Trimming a limited number of clients and teaching extensively.

I started my hoof care odyssey in 1999.  That was a pivotal era in hoof care.  There were very few resources at the time.  Jaime Jackson, Dr. Strasser and one trimming website was basically all that was available. ...

Photo of Pete Ramey Pete Ramey
Photo of Asa Stephens Asa Stephens Clinician and Mentor

Köping, Sweden

0768 169558

I have recently relocated to Sweden after a long career working as a Hoof Care Professional in the USA and look forward to continuing my career here. With 15+ years of experience I am a PHCP and AHA Certified Hoof Care Practitioner as well as a Mentor and Clinician for the PHCP certification program. ...

Photo of Ann Szolas Ann Szolas Clinician and Mentor

Based near Aberdeen, WA , serving Grays Harbor County & parts of Pacific, Mason and Thurston counties.

360-580-4233

-I attended farrier school in 1991/92 and was a traditional farrier until 2007 when I switched to barefoot after attending my first Pete Ramey clinic.  I joined PHCP in 2008 and AHA in 2010.  I make a point to do continuing education at least twice a year.  I also am a mentor and clinician for PHCP and teach the beginning booting and shoe removal and anatomy of the distal limb clinics once a year.  ...