Based In Vero Beach, Florida

          Willing to Travel      

Cell Phone: 440-223-2177

Would you like to improve your horse's performance for

training and competition? Book with me for an individualized

massage therapy session now!

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    Services    

Dressage Training

Classically trained for 12 years, meeting each horse and rider at their barn location. 

Cost: $75 (plus travel cost)

Equine Massage Therapy

Creating release and relaxation through a series of customized techniques to bring relief to any horse in any discipline.

Cost: $135 (plus travel cost)

Schedule ahead and get $10 off!

Currently serving the Treasure Coast,
Brevard County, Osceola County, Palm Beach County, and beyond! 
*Travel Cost $25 Per Hour

Testimonials

My compliments to Mel Hitchcock of Mel's Equestrian Services on her outstanding work for my horse Frankie! She has been working with Frankie for almost a year, and after each massage, his performance keeps getting better and better. She shows great attention to detail, and has a relentless determination to always provide quality services! She knows just what to target to resolve any potential problems quickly, and definitely sets new standards with her high quality work. I consider her an invaluable asset in contributing to the success of my horse's performance.  Thank you Mel,

                     Catherine Prillaman

Mel was one of my very first riding instructors, when I was 7 years old in Ohio. I have known her for the past 10 years, and she has massaged a few of my horses. The results have always been outstanding! Most recently, she massaged my 2 year old, and he benefited greatly! She is so patient, and tailors each massage to the individual horse. I truly can’t say enough good things about Mel and her services!

Olivia McConville

As a massage therapist I was impressed, intrigued, and completely fascinated with watching Mel massage my mare. I saw such an impressive response from my first mare that I asked her to massage my second horse! I can’t believe the difference in them both since there sessions. I know first hand massage can help increase healing. I am very happy I found Mel! She is very talented, and she is full of information, kindness, patience, and has a true gift! I promise you will not regret her services, and I can’t wait to book my next session!

Julia Lester

*If you would like to see more testimonials, check out the "Review Portion" on my FaceBook Site.

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          Photos Taken By:
Emily Marie Photography 
Susan J. Stickle Photography

My Background

I grew up in Ohio, and rode my first horse at five. At age fourteen, my parents bought me my first horse, Duke, and I started jumping with my trainer, Freddy Duarte. In 2008, I went to Miracle Mountain Ranch, and studied Western. After school, I started a working student position with Michelle LaBarre of LaBarre Dressage Training Center in New York. The discipline clicked with my personality, and I was stuck:-) I moved back to Ohio and started teaching kids how to ride. It was a fun three years before receiving my certification in Equine Massage through Equissage in Virginia. I then moved to Florida, after purchasing Piston, and began training with International Grand Prix Trainer, Chrissa Hoffmann of CFH Dressage. My focus was massaging horses and studying to be a better trainer. After training Piston to Third Level, I sold him as a para horse and bought Freya, a five year old Oldenburg mare from Germany. In 2019, I received a second certification in Equine Massage through Animal Dynamics in Ocala, FL. For the past 8 years, I've trained with Chrissa, and got my bronze medal with Freya in 2020! I am working towards my Silver Medal, and continuing to train other horses to grow in my expertise. My hope is that I will continue to grow more each day through patience and persistence while helping horses and their owners to succeed. My hobbies include yoga, swimming at the beach, watching a cheesy romantic comedy, and having a connection with each person I meet!

 

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