A one day hoof care clinic will be organized and conducted by Global Endurance Training Center and the Bootmeister. This event will be in timely proximity to the Owyhee Fandango Pioneer Ride, a 3 day ride, a first class endurance event in Oreana, Idaho, on May 27th, 28th and 29th. A long time favorite for riders from all over the world, this is an event you do not want to miss. Besides the 3 Day Pioneer ride, the event will also feature a 80 and 100 mile ride.

Hoof Care Clinic Germany
Christoph Schork at a recent Huf Coach Clinic in Germany. 

The Hoof Care Clinic will take place Wednesday, May 25th, in Eagle, Idaho, very close to the Fandango ride and this presents an unique opportunity to attend both events in the same trip, a big consideration during this time of ever rising fuel prices.

This clinic will cover in detail the anatomy of the horses lower limbs and discuss various hoof trimming techniques. 

Global Endurance Training Center Presents:

Hoof care options for the competitive endurance horse

 Presentation, Discussion & Demonstration
When: Wednesday, May 25th, 2011
9 am – 5 pm
2880 N Eagle Rd
Eagle, Id 83616
(Eagle Exit on I-84, 2 miles north of Eagle at corner of Eagle Rd and Beacon Light Rd)
Tel: 208 939 0785
Participation Fee: $ 200.00 if paid before May 18th ( $ 225.00 after deadline)
9 am – 10 am: Functional Anatomy of the  Equine limb
10 am -11 am: Limb and Hoof Biomechanics

11 am – 12 am: Conformation and Hoof capsule distortion
12 am – 1 pm: Lunch ( lunch will be provided) During lunch, opportunity for Q&A
1 pm – 3 pm: Practical session with live horses: Conformation analysis, hoof care and trimming
3 pm – 5 pm: Choices of hoof protection and application


Christoph Schork, Hoof Care Provider, Farrier and rider; Global Endurance Training Center, Moab Utah
 20 year experience as farrier, hoof care specialist, bare foot trimmer
10 year experience as clinician in hoof care and horse training in the Americas, Australia and Europe 
25 year experience as horse trainer, endurance rider, national and international competitor(1st place in 2007 Quilty Gold Cup, PANAM, WEG rider)
With partner Dian Woodward: combined completion mileage of over 35,000 miles and combined 1st place finishes of over 230

Olin Balch, DVM, MS, PhD, North Fork Veterinary Service, Cascade, Idaho
Participant in endurance riding (vetting/judging, riding) and ride-in-tie events since 1980
Resident farrier for the Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine from 1976 to 1980 and from 1986 –1991
PhD. Degree in Equine Locomotion and Biomechanics; PhD. Dissertation: Effects of alterations in hoof angle, mediolateral balance, and toe length on kinetic and temporal parameters of horses walking, trotting, and cantering on a high-speed treadmill
One of 38 veterinarians selected world-wide since 1997 to the International Equine Veterinarian Hall of Fame that recognizes veterinarians who have contributed to the knowledge and recognition of proper hoof care for horses
51 national and international presentations and 34 refereed scientific papers and proceedings on shoeing, hoof balance, and lameness issues

Sign up at:
Global Endurance Training Center
4381 Heather Lane
Moab, Ut. 84532

Tel: 435 719 4033
Cell: 435 260 1494
Email: info@globalendurance.com

Discussion on Conformation
Conformation and hoof growth, how do they relate to each other? Just one of the topics we will cover during this educational opportunity.

During this clinic, we will also discuss and demonstrate natural hoof trimming, barefoot trimming, natural hoof care, horse shoes, protective horse boot application and other hoof care products. 

Participants are welcome to bring their own horses for hoof evaluation and trimming suggestions.

Vettec, Inc has been a long time sponsor and contributor to GETC hoof care clinics and the Fandango rides. Without the Vettec Glue on Products, many new hoof protection products and protective horse boots could not even get applied. Vettec is sponsoring a Wine and Cheese party on Friday evening at the Fandango ride. All clinic participants are invited to join us there.

wine and cheese

Vettec also donated some raffle items, which will be given away to clinic participants. These include  Vettec products like Adhere, Equipak and an application gun. We appreciate Vettec’s support for continuous education and the welfare of our equine friends.

Following the educational clinic in Eagle, Christoph will be available during the Fandango ride in Oreana for a free Q&A session each day of the event from 4 pm to 5 pm. You may bring your horse for a hoof evaluation and suggestions for hoof care.

This is a great opportunity to learn, ride and have fun with like-minded riders, trainers, farriers and hoof care practitioners. Don’t be left out!


See you in Eagle.

Your Bootmeister