The team

Arnau Gomà Font

General Manager

CEO at Pickdame S.L, certified by the British Horse Society and the Real Federación Española de Hípica. In 2004, after obtaining my degree in Economics by the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya, my passion for horses took me to England where I took my BHS Stages .

I have worked in several yards as a trainer and instructor, training riders and horses towards competing. Helping my pupils to obtain medals at the eventing  Spanish Ponies Nationals.

The drive to learn and improve my relationship with horses has taken me all over Europe and has helped me to meet and share knowledge with great people and professionals; after training successfully many riders and horses, and placing my kids at the Spanish Ponies Eventing Nationals,  I decided to build Pikdame.

Our knowledge and passion makes us unique. We are a professional team devoted to horses and their well-being, and our team takes great pride in doing their job the best way possible. 

Arnau Gomà Font
Iris Ferré

Iris Ferré

General Manager

British Horse Society trained Equestrian Coach (BHSIV), Equine Sports Therapist, Ethologist and mindfulness instructor.
I have dedicated my life to learning about and educating others about these fascinating animals.


Spent 10 years studying, training, and working within the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment where my skills were used to retrain horses with behavioural problems and rehabilitating horses which had been resting due to injury, as well as  teaching and training the riders in the regiment. 

My tireless passion and love for horses have taken me around the world. I have worked with many horses and riders in varying disciplines in remote places like Sudan or Dubai, and closer to home, Germany, England and the Netherlands.

I love sharing my knowledge with everybody who is willing and has the interest and patience to learn and improve, regardless of the rider discipline; I teach from leisure riders, to the more demanding and running a competitive discipline: always connecting with their emotions and drives, to help them improve and gain knowledge. 

You can find me giving lessons and training my horses daily at Pikdame, and if you want to know more about me visit www.symbiosis.cat 

Jose da Silva

Veterinary

Born within an equestrian family, I hold a veterinary degree by the University Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro in Portugal, but did my last 2 years at the UAB in Barcelona.

My areas of interest and the ones I have specialized are, lameness diagnosis, treating musculoskeletal injuries  and regenerative therapies. I am a member of the AVEE (Asociación de Veterinarios Especialistas en Équidos) and the AVEEC (Asociación de Veterinarios Especialistas en Équidos de Cataluña).

If you would like to have more information or visit my practice team you can contact me at www.veterinariotarragona.com 

Pedro Zé Silva
Yohann Bouchard

Yohann Bouchard

Equine podiatrist

Of French nationality, I have been really passionate about horses from a very early age, I love trail riding.  My desire for the welfare of horses encouraged me to train as an Equine Podiatrist; I have been training with Albert Vilasevil and been a pupil of Nick Hill. Certified for the LH since 2013 and consultant for EVO and FLOATING boots since 2015.

I love working together with the Pik team because we are  a handful of professionals whom we share the same passion for horses with a wide range of knowledge, from trainers, vets, body workers, dentists, saddle fitters…, which allow us to achieve the best care for your horses.

Maria Esgueva Acero

Veterinary

Agricultural Engineer and trained Veterinary, with a master in Equine Reproduction, Técnico Ecuesre Medio by the Spanish Federation.

I have worked as a vet in places  as diverse as Ganaderia Azahar,  Andalusian Stock Breeder or the Centro de Medicina Deportiva de la Universidad de Córdoba (CEMEDE):

assist Horse Evolution Magazine in the writing of some articles, alongside teaching at IDEA (Instituto de Estudios Aplicados) .

Horses have been my passion as long as I can remember; my first toys were horses, so when I decided to become a vet, I was certain which would be my path

Maria Esgueva Acero
Albert Vilasevil

Albert Vilasevil

Veterinary and equine podiatrist

From the moment I had my first contact with horses at the age of 12, they have been a fundamental part of my life. I am a Veterinary graduate and have specialized in Equine Podiatry and barefoot.  I am very proud to be the first Spanish citizen to have obtained the IAEP (Institute of Applied Equine Podiatry) and the AANHCP (Association for the Advancement of Natural Horse Care Practice) International Qualifications. 

In 2012 I became a member of teachers for the Liberated Horsemanship organization.

If you would like to contact me personally visit www.podologia-equina.com 

Matthew Moister

Equine dentist

Mat is a UK trained, fully insured equine dental technician, and we are very happy to count him as a part of our team.

Normally he travels a couple times a year to check the teeth of the horses at our center.

 

“I have been involved with horses all my life, eventually progressing onto joining the Army and more specifically the Kings Troop Royal Horse Artillery, where I spent 10 years as a military riding instructor, BHS AI and lead driver in the gun team. I have competed around the country and enjoy show jumping, hunting, point to pointing and carriage driving. I have also produced and schooled many young horses both for parade work and sports purposes.”

 

Matthew uses a comprehensive range of both hand tools and power equipment in order to deal with the vast majority of horse dental problems on site with the minimum amount of stress for your horse. Matthew Moister regularly treats a vast variety of horses and ponies of different sizes, breeds and uses. 

 

Matthew has a strong belief in continual professional development. Matthew regularly works and studies with other Equine Dental Technicians and Specialist Vets. He continues to attend lectures and courses in order to broaden his own knowledge and the evolution of Equine Dentistry Science.

Matthew Moister
Carme Algava

Carme Algava

Animal Assited Therapist

My professional career was always focused on the business world, but in 2009 I decided to give myself the opportunity to change my life and follow my passion, working with animals.

I started training in canine education and communication with AEPA, a well known association in the Basque Country for its therapy work with dogs. 

In 2012, I started training to gain more knowledge about horses and I enrolled myself in a postgraduate course in Equine Therapy at the UVIC. 

Since then I have had the privilege to work alongside many different people, from very different backgrounds, mentally ill, people with behavioral disorders… in every case it’s a great satisfaction being able to find a way to connect and work with them.

In 2016 as a consequence of the experience gained and the path walked, Animal Transmet was born. A team brought together by the same philosophy and love for animals.