Welcome to the UKNHCP Horse Care Professionals directory. Here you will find a list of equine professionals dedicated to a whole horse health approach to horse welfare and care. These professionals are continually seeking the latest knowledge, through evidenced based research, to bring you the very best for your horse.
We list farriers, trimmers, body workers, vets, physiotherapists, saddlers, nutritionists, feed companies and more.
One thing all our associated professionals have is a thirst for knowledge, new ideas and networking with other equine professionals. If you would like to be considered for membership of our organisation and inclusion in our directory please apply here.
Please read the code of conduct for our members here.
CP stands for a certified professional who has trained directly with the UKNHCP. CP Affiliate are those who have been voted by UKNHCP members to have skills and knowledge which allows membership of the UKNHCP.
Julie BaileyCP Hoof Care (trimmer)
Coming from a horsey family I have owned and ridden ponies and horses from an early age. I learnt to ride on my older sisters pony, and got my first pony, Scooby Doo, when I was 6. I competed in all disciplines throughout my childhood, then trained through the BHS exam system, becoming a BHSAI. I taught riding and schooled horses both in a riding school, and freelance.
I have competed in affiliated dressage competitions winning at medium level. I hope to progress with my horse Trigger to advanced levels. These days I’m more interested in classical dressage, and I believe that dressage training should develop the horses well being, and that dressage success should not require physically or mentally harmful training methods.
I became involved in natural hoof care in 2002. My partner David Barrett and I were buying, backing and selling young horses. We were impressed with how sound and capable those horses were barefoot. I began researching trimming methods, being particularly impressed with the work of American trimmer and educator Pete Ramey, and decided to trim our horses myself. I started being asked to trim for friends and riding clients, and was soon trimming part time. I decided that I wanted to make a career of trimming, and completed the UKNHCP course in 2008. I now work in partnership with David (who is studying the Equine Sciences degree and hoof care certificate) caring for the hooves of over 200 horses and ponies.
Today we juggle riding and competing with work and study. Hoof care is a constantly evolving field. Veterinary researchers, trimmers and farriers are continually adding to our understanding of hoof form and function, and this is leading to improved ways of caring for our horses and their hooves. We believe it is important to keep up with new thinking and enjoy reading and researching books and the internet, attending lectures and taking courses on hoof care and wider aspects of horse care and training, both online and in the real world.
I cover Cheshire, Greater Manchester and surrounding areas.
Sarah BraithwaiteCP Equine Nutrition Service (also offers barefoot advice)