Julie Winkel Announces 2019 Clinic Dates
Julie Winkel, renowned judge, trainer and clinician, has announced her 2019 clinic dates and will be traveling from coast-to-coast to teach clinics for associations, private farms and other professionals.
"I'm passionate about teaching riders and horses, and each year I look forward to returning to see those whom I've taught and how they've improved, and to meeting new people who are striving to improve their riding and horsemanship skills," said Winkel.
Winkel, who believes strongly in stressing the basics, enjoys teaching all levels of riders and helping them to build their skills, from the ground up all the way to the Hunter Derby and Grand Prix show jumping rings.
"I usually start with the lowest group in height, and build up, and I'll do something different with each group," she said in describing her typical clinic schedule. "I like to spend half of each lesson on flatwork that pertains directly to what we're going to do over jumps, so the riders can master the basics on the flat and then use those tools with the exercises over fences."
Winkel believes participants get more out of clinics by signing up for the level they're most comfortable doing, then perfecting themselves and their horses in preparation to move up. "My suggestion is to be at the top of the lower group instead of the bottom of the higher group," she noted.
Winkel's schedule includes many clinics open to all, including auditors, so please contact the trainers and/or farms for space availability and more information.
2019 Julie Winkel Clinic Schedule
11-13 - Revelry Equine/Eighteen Acres Clinic/Tiffany George and Mindy Coretz in Tulsa, Oklahoma
26-27 - Breakaway Farms Clinic/Ashin Bowen and Hayley Bowen Marx at Maplewood in Reno, Nevada
2-3 - Inverness Ridge Clinic/Molly Brock in Orange County, California
2-3 - Fuerza Clinic/Conner Hinckley Patrick in Fall City, Washington
6-7 - Arbor Hill Farm Clinic/Elzabeth Lampert in Minnesota
8-9 - USEF Judges Clinic in Blenheim, California
13-14 - Oldfields School Clinic in Glencoe, Maryland
27-28 - Country Ridge Stables/Laura Stern in Chicago
11-12 - Alpine Ridge Clinic/Rebecca Bradley in Michigan
18-19 - SCAD Clinic in Savannah, Georgia
25-26 - Hunterville Clinic/Patty Ball in California
1-2 - Stonehaven Farms Clinic/Donna Rothman in Michigan
4-7 - USHJA EAP Clinic in Findlay, Ohio
9-12 - USHJA EAP Balmoral Clinic in Chicago
3-8 - Young Horse Trainer School at Maplewood in Reno, Nevada
9-10 - Sport Horse Conformation Seminar at Maplewood in Reno, Nevada
10-12 - Reno Judge's School at Maplewood in Reno, Nevada
16-17 - USHJA Trainer Certification Program Clinic at Maplewood in Reno, Nevada
12-13 - High Finance Farm/Kimber DiTallo Clinic in Chicago
26-27 - Knightsbridge Farm/Mary Babick Clinic in New Jersey
23-24 - Marian Nelson Equestrian at the Sonoma Horse Park in Sonoma, California
6-8 - Hunter/Jumper Forum with Bernie Traurig and Julie Winkel at Maplewood in Reno, Nevada
"I think that it's really important to stress that the attitude about riding and competing should be, 'What can you do for your horse and not what can your horse do for you?' " said Winkel. "I think that at the end of the day that all we do should be for the good of the horse."
Julie Winkel owns and operates Maplewood Stables Inc., a 165-acre training, showing, sales and breeding facility in Reno, Nevada. She's also the founder and president of Goodtoknow Horses, a nonprofit organization with the mission to "educate people for the good of the horse."
Winkel is one of the foremost trainers, judges, clinicians and educators in the country. She's held her United States Equestrian Federation R-rated 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, Washington International, the National, Capital Challenge, the US Pony Finals and the USEF/Sallie B. Wheeler National Hunter Breeding Championships, just to name few.
She's also designed courses and judged the ASPCA Maclay Finals, the USEF Medal Finals (in partnership with George H. Morris) and the New England Equitation Championships.
Winkel is one of the first United States Hunter Jumper Association Certified Trainers and has trained and shown hunters and jumpers to the top levels, nationally and internationally. She has many Grand Prix show jumping wins as well as hunter championships throughout her career.
For more information about Julie Winkel and Maplewood Stables, please visit: www.maplewoodstables.com. For more information about Goodtoknow Horses, please visit: wwwgoodtoknowhorses.org