Stephen Teichman has worked as a farrier in southeastern Pennsylvania for over forty years, starting his career in 1975 shoeing Standardbred horses in central Delaware. This original training gave him the unique opportunity to train with some of the best farriers in the field, learning the finer points of trimming and balancing a hoof as well as waging out most of the shoes used at the time. Eventually Stephen moved back to Southeastern Pennsylvania to apply these core basic principles to the hunter/jumper and event world.
In 1980 Stephen worked as an intern for the University of Pennsylvania farriers shop at the New Bolton Center developing his techniques for shoeing sport horse with acute and chronic hoof problems, while completing his degree in biology. Stephen founded Chester County Farrier Associates, a multi-farrier practice specializing in shoeing the professional sport horse. Forging and shoe making continue to be an interest which started in the eighties when he competed heavily as a member of the North American horseshoeing team in 1986.
CCFA business has given Stephen the opportunity to travel all over the United States, Canada, England and throughout Europe. Stephen has worked at four Olympics, four Pam American games Several World Games and the European Open for the United States Equestrian Team. He holds one patent developed in the early nineties for a medium weight sport horse shoe.
Stephen combines his love of art and forging skills to create unique finished products for equestrian enthusiasts, designing one of a kind jewelry, bracelets, belt buckles and sculptures. He and son Marshall along with their dog Eddy, live in scenic Chester County, Pennsylvania.
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Steve started shoeing horses for me in 1998 and in the past 17 years I have flown him to Georgia to shoe my horses and he has gone to many countries to take care of my horses along with other USA team horses. I certainly owe my success in soundness and horse management to Steve Teichman has been a vital part of my program.
I have had the pleasure of working with Steve for over 20 years in both private Practice and US Olympic Team situations. Steve has helped me thru four Olympic cycles and during that time we never had a horse fail a Veterinary inspection. He understands foot function and anatomy better than anyone, his creativity and skill at addressing foot pain and foot issues are extraordinary. In summary, he is the best and also a true gentleman.
It’s been a privilege to have Steve shoeing my horses for years and he is by far the best farrier in this country. He has literally helped me secure medals & top finishes throughout the world!