Maplewood Celebrates 40 Years!
Julie Winkel and Maplewood Stables held their 40th Anniversary Open House, which took place on Sunday, October 29. The event attracted more than 40 attendees who enjoyed stable tours, refreshments, a hay ride tour of the facility, pony rides, a presentation of the 2017 foals and a costumed jumping demonstration by “the Knight in Shining Armor” (Julie Winkel) aboard the resident breeding stallion Osilvis.
“We were thrilled to celebrate our 40th anniversary and invite our friends and neighbors to join us for this momentous occasion,” said Julie. “Not many businesses are able to achieve this milestone, and I thank all of our many supporters over the decades for helping us to remain a successful training, showing, breeding and educational facility here in Nevada.”
Maplewood was established in 1977, and since then Julie's been committed to training, showing and breeding champion hunters, jumpers and equitation horses. Maplewood's horses and riders compete throughout the United States, and internationally in Canada and Mexico.
Maplewood-trained horses and riders regularly earn regional and national honors in the show ring, and Maplewood's growing reputation as an educational hub has been recognized throughout the equine industry.
Maplewood regularly hosts clinics, seminars and camps, and their Horse Industry Training Program is the first post-secondary program of its kind licensed by the State of Nevada.
Owner and operator Julie Winkel is one of the foremost trainers, judges, clinicians and educators in the country. She's held her United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) judging license in Hunter, Hunter Breeding and Hunter/Jumping Seat Equitation since 1984 and has presided over many of the country's most prestigious horse shows, such as Devon, the Pennsylvania National, the Washington International, the National, Capital Challenge, the USEF Pony Finals and the USEF/Sallie B. Wheeler National Hunter Breeding Championships, just to name few.
Julie is one of the first United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA) Certified Trainers and has trained and shown hunters and jumpers to the top levels, nationally and internationally. She has had many Grand Prix show jumping wins as well as hunter championships throughout her career and continues to accrue more each year.
Kevin Winkel, Julie's son, is a lifelong horseman and talented rider who has made a name for himself in the show jumping ranks. With multiple Grand Prix wins on Maplewood's stallions Cartouche Z and Osilvis in the mid-2000s, Kevin is now taking their offspring to the highest levels. Most recently, he has earned Grand Prix victories aboard Osophia (by Osilvis) and Cartel (by Cartouche Z).
Andrew Teer Jayne is a Maplewood Horse Industry Training Program graduate who joined the staff after completing his two-year certificate in 2009. In his junior years, Andrew was part of the United States Modern Pentathlon Team, completing three National Championships, three World Championships in Egypt, Bulgaria and Taiwan along with two Pan Am Games Championships in Canada and Argentina. Andrew currently competes at the Grand Prix level and rides, teaches and trains at Maplewood, where he specializes in young horses.
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