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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John Fitch

Mentor ★ CE
Work Phone: 435-770-7335 Website:


Cell phone: 435-770-7335
Best way to contact: text

AREA COVERED: I live in Northern Utah. Wellsville. I am retired from trimming client horses but available to help students compete certification and horse owners trim their own horses.

PROFILE: My wife Claire and I live on 11 acres with our 4 horses, 2 dogs, 3 cats and 10 chickens. Our riding interests include trail and classical dressage lessons when available. The horses live on a pea gravel track around a small pasture and arena. We grow our own grass hay. The soil and each hay crop are tested to determine what supplements are required. We boot primarily with Easycare boots, but have experience with both the Renegade and Cavallo products.

WHAT STUDENTS CAN EXPECT: We no longer have clients so trimming is limited to our 4 horses, which include a Morgan, Morgan/Shire, Quarter, and Arab. Focus will be on husbandry, nutrition/grass hay harvest/testing, booting, business practices and trimming. Cost is $150/day and students are welcome to stay in our home with us.


Service Area

Wellsville, UT

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