ABOUT THE AHA

The American Hoof Association is an education and standards organization dedicated to promoting awareness of the healthy lifestyle paradigm as the basis for improved hoof quality among horses.  The AHA provides a peer-reviewed list of certified and apprentice trimmers that adhere to the healthy lifestyle paradigm.  The AHA is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit corporation.

OUR MISSION

The American Hoof Association champions hoof health and comfort for all domestic equines. Through education, peer-review, and support, we strive to unify equine professionals and promote awareness of the healthy lifestyle paradigm as the basis for improved hoof quality among horses.

OUR VISION

We envision a world in which the model of a biologically appropriate lifestyle is widely accepted as a the most efficient and humane method to achieve optimum hoof health in horses.

OUR VALUES

Our values are part of our DNA and they guide the way we care for our horses and interact with our members. Through a healthy lifestyle, competent footcare, and hoof protection, we have created a culture where our members uphold the greatest care for the horses they are entrusted with.

HEALTHY LIFESTYLE

A biologically appropriate lifestyle is essential to a healthy horse

QUALIFIED HOOFCARE

Every equine deserves progressive, competent hoofcare.

HOOF PROTECTION

Horses benefit from hoof protection that allows natural biomechanical function.

OUR STRATEGIES

Develop high-quality information exchange opportunities for hoofcare professionals to network with colleagues to share information and experience and as an avenue to augment skills.

Provide a peer-reviewed list of exceptional trimmers who are committed to keep current with research and product development, as a resource for the horse community to locate truly competent natural hoofcare.

Develop educational resources that serve the horse community with horse care knowledge, fact validation and ongoing research.

BOARD MEMBERS

President – Geri White (NY)
Secretary – Jeannie Wright (IL)
Treasurer – Jeanne Starr (MD)

EVALUATION COMMITTEE

Evaluation Committee Chair – Lisa Dawe (NC)

EDUCATION COMMITTEE

Commitee Chair – Ruthie Thompson-Klein (WA)
Patrice Sager (WV)
Christina Cline (WA)
Jeannean Mercuri (NY)