Based In Vero Beach, Florida

Cell Phone: 440-223-2177

  • Equine Massage Therapy

  • Dressage Training

  • Professional Body Clipping


Dressage Training

Classically trained for the past ten years, meeting each horse

where they are at. 

Cost: $65 (plus mileage)

Equine Massage Therapy

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

Cost: $115 (plus mileage)

Professional Body Clipper

Haircuts to help keep your horse cool and looking fantastic in the heat!

Cost: $60 hourly (plus mileage)

*Packages Available
Currently serving the Treasure Coast,
Broward County, North East Ohio, Virginia,
and beyond! 


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

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

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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Emily Marie Photography

My Background

I grew up in Ohio, and rode my first horse at five. At age fourteen, I bought my first horse, Duke, and 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 six years, I've trained with Chrissa, and recently got my bronze medal with Freya! 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, loving on kids, and having a connection with each person I meet!


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