Contact: Julie Winkel
Maplewood Stables, Inc.
Phone: (775) 849-1849
Maplewood Super September Educational Clinics Filling Up Fast 
Reno, Nevada - July 1, 2019  - Do you want to learn new riding and horsemanship skills, need a USEF/USHJA licensed officials clinic or simply want to soak up knowledge and expertise from world-renowned trainers? Then, join us for the Maplewood Stables and Goodtoknow Horses Super September Clinic Series. 

This year's six-event series, which is filling up quickly, now includes Young Horse Trainer School, Course Design School, Sport Horse Conformation Seminar, a Hunter/Equitation Judge's School, Jumper Judge's School and a USHJA Trainer Certification Program clinic.

Attendees have the  opportunity to study and learn from  industry leaders in the equestrian world, including an Olympic Games Show Jumping course designer, renowned Hunter and Equitation judges and course designers, Sport Horse Conformation specialists as well as internationally sought-after horse trainers from the United States and South America.  

Clinician Jose Alejos teaches and trains during Young Horse Trainer School.

"We're so excited to have world-renowned clinicians once again travel to Reno to share their knowledge and educate horses and horsemen," said Julie Winkel, Maplewood CEO. "As the host and a clinician, I always learn a tremendous amount from the clinicians as well as the other participants. September is a very special month for us here at Maplewood, and we open our doors to the horse community and those who are interested in learning more about all aspects of the horse industry."

The Sport Horse Conformation Seminar, Course Design School, Hunter/Equitation Judge's School and Jumper Judge's School are approved by the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) and United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA) for continuing education and licensing for their judges and designers.

Sport Horse Conformation Seminar with clinicians 
Julie Winkel and Danny Marks.

The Super September Clinics include:   
  • Young Horse Trainer School - September 3-8 - Jose Alejos, Linda Allen and Julie Winkel
  • Sport Horse Conformation Seminar - September 9-10 (approved by the USHJA as a USEF Hunter Breeding Judge's Continuing Education Clinic) - Chrysann Collatos, Danny Marks and Julie Winkel
  • Course Design School - September 10-11 (approved by the USHJA as a USEF Hunter and Jumper Course Designer Continuing Education Clinic) - Linda Allen and Meghan Rawlins
  • Reno Judge's School - September 13-15 (approved by the USHJA as a USEF Hunter and Equitation Judge's Continuing Education Clinic) - Fran Dotoli and Julie Winkel
  • Reno Jumper Judge's School - September 16 - (approved by the USHJA as a USEF Jumper Judge's Continuing Education Clinic) - Jack Robson and Charlotte Skinner-Robson
  • USHJA Trainer Certification Program ClinicSeptember 16-17 - Julie Winkel and Juliana Zunde
Olympic Games veteran course designer Linda Allen is a clinician for the Young Horse Trainer School and Course Design School

The sixth annual  Young Horse Trainer School  has now become a sought-after educational opportunity for horse trainers wishing to learn more about training young horses. From halter breaking foals to backing 3-year-olds to preparing sport horse prospects for age group classes and show ring, the school offers a variety of educational opportunities, both in the classroom and in the arenas, to expand your horsemanship and training knowledge.

"This week never disappoints!" said Julie Winkel. "The opportunities here to learn about young horses, training and expand your  horsemanship knowledge are second to none. I encourage anyone interested in young horses and training horses in general to attend this unique school."

For the third consecutive year, the Sport Horse Conformation Seminar will feature veterinarians Danny Marks (a Show Jumping Hall of Fame member) and Chrysann Collatos, as well as conformation expert and judge Julie Winkel. They will analyze and discuss the conformation and athletic attributes of a variety of sport horses, from young prospects to dressage horses, show hunters and Grand Prix jumping veterans. In addition, the clinic will include educational seminars, classroom instruction and live judging practice. 

Linda Allen instructs during the Course Design School.

The Course Design School, with clinicians Linda Allen and Meghan Rawlins, is open to riders, trainers and anyone interested in understanding the nuts and bolts of quality course construction to improve your horses and your competitive edge. The school will also cover practical advice for walking Jumper and Equitation courses. Analysis and discussion will take place after observing horses jumping the various tracks and lines designed by participants. 

While covering material used in the USHJA Licensed Officials Judge's Clinics, the Reno Hunter/Equitation 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, led by USEF R-rated judges Fran Dotoli and Julie Winkel, 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. 

Fran Dotoli, center, teaches during the Reno Hunter/Equitation Judge's School 

The Reno Jumper Judge's School is open to judges, riders, trainers and anyone interested in learning more about jumper judging or seeking to apply or renew their licensing requirements with the USEF/USHJA. The clinic, taught by Jack Robson and Charlotte Skinner-Robson, will include a full day of classroom instruction.

The USHJA Trainer Certification Program clinic is for trainers wishing to become certified or renew their certification and is also a  valuable  educational opportunity for those who want to learn more about teaching. In addition, the clinic offers riding spaces for those who would like to improve their skills under the tutelage of two well-respected and knowledgeable educators.

All of the Maplewood Super September Educational Clinics are open to the public, including trainers, coaches, parents, riders, owners and any interested parties who wish to learn more about the Hunter/Jumper sport and horses and horsemanship in general. To learn more about the clinics and to register, please visit:

"We really hope the local horse community will embrace this unique opportunity to learn more about horses and our sport from experts in their respective fields," added Winkel. "We have clinicians traveling from Massachusetts, California, New Jersey, North Carolina, Mexico and South America. There's really nothing else like it in the country, and we're so fortunate to have this experience here in Reno." 

For more information and registration forms, please visit the Goodtoknow Horses website: or call (775) 849-1849.


About Us
Maplewood Stables, Inc., is a 165-acre horse breeding, training, showing and sales operation located in scenic Pleasant Valley. Established in 1977, Maplewood is dedicated to developing and showing champion Hunters and Jumpers at all levels throughout North America. Maplewood stands the stallions Osilvis, Cartouche Z and Good To Know, all three accomplished Show Jumpers.  

Goodtoknow Horses is a non-profit 501(c)3 dedicated to "Educating people for the good of the horse." The Young Horse Trainer School, the First Responders Horse Handling and Safety Clinic and a variety of other educational clinics held at Maplewood are under the Goodtoknow Horses umbrella of education.
Maplewood Stables, Inc. - 425 West Laramie Drive - Reno, NV 89521 
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