Education to Support You in Your Grooming Journey

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Meet Our Large Animal Education Team

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!


Nicole

Nicole Kallish

Nicole Kallish, Manager of Education at Andis Company, attended The Academy of Dog Grooming Arts in Illinois, worked at several shops and kennels. In 2006 she opened and successfully ran her mobile grooming business for 6 years in Illinois then Florida. After selling her mobile business she opened Sarasota Grooming Company which she owned and ran for 5 years. Nicole had worked her way up the ranks in the grooming contest ring earning many 1st, 2nd, and 3rd placements in entry and intermediate levels, including Best Groomed Dog. She received her first “group” placement at the All American Grooming Show in 2011. Nicole won the title of “Rising Star of the Year” at Intergroom in New Jersey in 2013 and moved on to the “open” or “expert” level. Nicole was also a Barkleigh Honors nominee for "Up and Coming Groomer of the Year" in 2011 and 2012 and a nominee for the Cardinal Crystal Achievement Awards “Mobile Groomer of the Year” 2011 and 2012.
Nicole is a Certified Master Groomer, Industry Speaker and Judge, and former Liaison for Groom Team USA.  Nicole currently owns 3 miniature poodles and is showing Sofia in AKC Conformation and Pippa in many AKC Sports events.
Brooke

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

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

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

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

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

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.
Mike

Mike Harbour

Mike Harbour has been an accomplished show lamb and goat producer for over 30 years. Mike pursued a college degree in Animal Science while competing 7½ years with the Texas Agriculture Extension Service as a County Extension Agent. Harbour and his family operate Harbour Livestock in Texas - a ranching operation that primarily raises show goats and sheep with the addition of commercial cattle.