Education to Support You in Your Grooming Journey

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Equine & Livestock Education

Whether you are showing your first animal or have been clipping for years, our large animal grooming experts can show you tricks of the trade!


Andis educators are available to teach the skills your organization needs.


See our grooming educators in action at an event near you.

Meet Our Education Team


Nicole Kallish

Education Manager

Brooke Sheridan

Brooke Sheridan is the "go-to" girl for many of the country's best-known farms when it comes to grooming mini horses. She is an expert in body clipping, show preparation and photo preparation. Brooke has 10 years of experience clipping and preparing national and international champions at the most prestigious shows, including the AMHA World Championship, AMHR National Championship, as well as the European and Australian Championships.

Cat Hill

Cat Hill grew up in upstate New York on a working farm. Her earliest memory is of the day her parents got her a pony for her birthday. She grew up on that pony, who was followed by a series of Arabian show horses. In college, she started riding show hunters through the Intercollegiate Horse Show Team at the University of Geneseo. After receiving her degree, she followed her love of horses to Ireland to be a working student at Mullingar Equestrian Center. Quickly promoted to barn manager, she spent half a year working with Show Jumpers and Eventers. Upon returning to the States, Cat spent time as a working student for a top Grand Prix Dressage Rider, a winter working the Winter Equestrian Festival for a Grand Prix Showjumping rider, and moved on to manage a AA Hunter barn. From there she worked for Craig Thompson learning the ropes of grooming at events before being hired to manage Mara DePuy’s barn. After leaving Mara’s to move closer to family, she began freelancing as a groom at every various disciplines, as well as teaching lower level riders in dressage, jumping and eventing. Throughout the years she has worked at almost every type of competition, from the local fair to the Pan American Games.

Emma Ford

Emma Ford originated from North Devon England and was brought up in the hunt field with her dad as Master of the Foxhounds. Emma was raised surrounded by horses. She grew up in the Pony Club system, receiving her “B” designation and culminating with jumping at the Horse of the Year Show in 1991. After completing her Baccalaureate of Science at the University of Wales she moved the United States to follow her passion with horses. After managing Adrian Iorio’s advanced event horses for seven years in Boston Massachusetts, she moved on to manage Phillip Dutton’s barn in West Grove, Pennsylvania. She has groomed at almost every 4-star event in the world, and has been a member of the U.S. Eventing Team at multiple Olympic, World, and Pan American Games. Throughout the years, in addition to eventing, Emma has had the opportunity to turn horses out at many upper level show-jumping competitions including the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington Florida as well as work for a promising young dressage rider at many upper level dressage shows.

Katie Strickland

Katie Strickland has 23 years of Barn Management experience; including travelling the world for competitions like the 2015 Pan-American Games and working for the US Olympic Team. She currently lives and works in Georgia where she manages the barn at Spring Creek Farm. In addition to grooming, Strickland has specialized in nutrition, physical therapy, strength and conditioning, as well as rider athletic training. She has worked with greats like Mara DePuy, Bruce “Buck” Davidson and Will Coleman.

Kirk Stierwalt

Kirk Stierwalt lives in Leedey, Oklahoma, where he and his family own and operate Stierwalt Show Cattle, which for years has consistently sold champion show cattle across Oklahoma and the United States. Kirk also runs Stierwalt Show Cattle Clinics. These clinics have been very successful in helping people of all ages acquire the skills needed to put the "competitive edge" on their side. Along with these needed skills, Kirk's clinics provide a wealth of knowledge including many techniques that have taken years of "being in the business" to learn. Participants have gone on from these sessions and received immediate and rewarding results on local and national levels. Kirk has judged numerous cattle shows and showmanship contests throughout the United States and has been an Andis educator for 10 years.

Ky Stierwalt

Ky grew up raising, and showing cattle. He enjoyed a successful career with major wins at the National Western, American Royal, NAILE and more. A 2014 graduate of Oklahoma State University, Ky now focuses on raising, buying and selling calves. He takes his extensive knowledge and is conducting clinics and judging several times throughout the year. Ky has a passion for the cattle industry and wants to share his success with the youth of today so they have the tools to be successful in the ring and in life.