PHCP Practitioners

Student Practitioners are not yet fully certified by 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.

Advanced Student Practitioners are Student Practitioners who have completed Independent Study and are in the advanced phase of the training program. They will have more experience than a Student Practitioner. They can do an excellent job caring for your horse’s hoof needs and are prepared to work on more difficult cases with the support of their Mentors and colleagues as they complete their training.

Practitioners are members who have completed their training and passed the final certification process.

Mentors are Certified PHCP Practitioners who have been approved as educators in our training program.

Education Credit Designations
Members listed here who have reached the minimum annual credit requirements for the previous year (June 2017-May 2018) or the current year (June 2018-May 2019) are designated as follows:
★ EC = Educational Credit Completed for Student Practitioners and Advanced Student Practitioners.
★ CE = Continuing Education Credits Completed for Certified Practitioners and Mentors.
(Members can find details about EC/CE Credits at the top of the Chat Forum on a “sticky”.)

When choosing any Hoof Care Professional, it is always best to ask for recommendations.

Practitioners wishing to to update their listing, click here.

PHCP Mentors and Clinicians

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Ann Szolas

Clinician and Mentor ★ CE
Work Phone: 360-532-8588 Cell Phone: 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.  I have two horses of my own, one older, retired guy who now specializes in being a trimming subject and booting model and my half Arab who I ride in endurance.

-I am taking a few clients at this time.

-Best way to reach me is email or text.

-For students looking to mentor with me I charge $150 a day.  Some notice is usually required to plan a day with interesting client horses and my own, 4 weeks is usually plenty.  Please feel free to contact me to set up a mentorship.


Service Area

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

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