reno Judge's school

clinicians to be announced

September 14-16, 2018

Approved by the USHJA and USEF for Licensed Officials Education

While covering material used in the United States Hunter Jumper Association Licensed Officials judge's clinics, the Reno Judge's School curriculum will also include materials from the comprehensive Arabian Horse Association Judges & Exhibitors School, classroom instruction, roundtable discussion and live judging practice. 

This school is open to judges, riders, trainers and anyone interested in learning more about judging and the processes involved, from ethics and integrity to bookkeeping, rules and licensing. The Reno Judge's School is approved by the United States Equestrian Federation and United States Hunter Jumper Association for Licensed Officials Education for Hunter and Hunter/Jumping Seat Equitation. Those wishing to receive USEF/USHJA credit must attend the entirety of the school, which fulfills the clinic requirements as outlined in Chapter 10 of the USEF Rule Book.

Cost: $600

Deposit: $100 - must be received before space will be reserved

tentative schedule


friday - september 14 

11:30 a.m. - Participants gather at Maplewood for registration and lunch.

12:30-4 p.m.- Classroom discussion covering ethics, integrity and rules. Video exercises in judging.

4-5 p.m. - Live judging conformation/model classes.


9 a.m. - Classroom discussions grouped by levels of experience and licenses held. A roundtable format, with bookkeeping tips and practice judging (via videos) for applicants and less experienced attendees.

Noon - Lunch

1-5 p.m. - Live judging of Hunter and Hunter Seat Equitation classes, including over fences, under saddle and on the flat.*


8 a.m. - Breakfast and testing: written tests on rules and judging scenarios. Includes watching videos, placing classes, turning in cards, oral presentations/reasons and grading. Discussion topics include (but are not limited to): the future of our sport as it pertains to judges and judging; the role judges have in today's climate of drugs and medications; horse and rider welfare; and safety.

Noon - Farewell

*Are you ready to up your game in the show ring? We're excited to announce the opportunity for trainers and riders to participate in our Judge’s School, Saturday September 15 at 1 p.m., by competing in one or more of the following classes:

Hunter Under Saddle
Hunters 2’9”
Handy Hunters 2’9"
Equitation Flat
Equitation Fences - 2’6"
Medal class with a work-off - 2’9" to 3'

The fee is $50/ride on a first come, first-served basis. Each class is limited to six participants. Each ride will receive a numerical score, an oral critique as well as reasons for placement in the class. Price includes lunch, one assistant per rider, and ribbons will be awarded through sixth place for each class. This is a fantastic opportunity to receive a one-one-one judge's perspective on you, your horse and performance from two of the most experienced and respected judges in the industry! Please email Julie Winkel ( to register.

Travel Information:

Reno/Tahoe International Airport (RNO) is a 20-minute drive from Maplewood

Recommended hotels include:

reno judge's school registration form

A non-refundable deposit of $100 must be received in conjunction with the Registration Form for space to be reserved. Please remit payment (U.S. funds) to: Maplewood Inc., 425 W. Laramie Dr. Reno, NV 89521

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Please let us know if you have any questions or comments.