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CEHCA member benefits include:

A chance to become an active participant in a growing movement to professionalize our trade.

Membership in a professional community that offers you ongoing support from your colleagues.

Members-only invitations and special discounts for professional development events.

A 10% discount for Student members on any tool purchase from Hoof & Nail.

A listing in our practitioner’s directory here on the site (optional).

Becoming a member


If you are a professional practitioner of barefoot trimming and/or its related applications (equine nutrition, etc.) who meets the CEHCA Standards, we invite you to submit a membership application.

View or download the CEHCA Standards here.


Before you begin, please visit the CEHCA summary of standards and education, in particular, Schedule G, to view the list of requirements.

Annual membership is $100 and there is a one-time processing fee of $25 for the review of your application by the CEHCA membership committee.

Once your application fee has been paid and your submission reviewed, we will communicate with you to confirm your membership status.

If your application is not accepted, your annual membership fee will be refunded. Processing fees are non-refundable.

If you have questions prior to applying, please contact us at and we’ll be happy to help.

Manage your membership

If you need to make changes to your membership or billing details, visit this page with the email you signed up with.

Please note that cancelled memberships may take 5-10 days to appear on your credit card.