Julie Winkel has been a licensed Hunter, Equitation, Hunter Breeding and Jumper judge since 1984.
has also designed courses and judged the New England Equitation Finals, the ASPCA Maclay Finals and the Pessoa/USEF Hunter Seat Medal Finals in 2010 with George Morris.
has trained and shown hunters and jumpers to the top, nationally as well as internationally.
was a winner of multiple Grand Prix competitions and many hunter championships during her
Winkel has produced such nationally and internationally acclaimed riders and horses such as Grand Prix rider Vinton Karrasch, By the Bay (Best Canadian Thoroughbred award at Spruce Meadows, Canada), and Princeton, an equine member of the NAYJRC Silver Medal Team.
Giving back to the sport is important to Winkel
teaches clinics across the country, writes a monthly column for Practical Horseman Magazineâ€™s â€œConformation Clinicâ€ and runs an internship program for aspiring young professionals.
Winkel dedicates much of her time to the governance of the sport by serving as a member of the USHJA Board of Directors and the Planning Committee.
volunteers as the Co-Chair of the Officials Committee as well as several others including the Emerging Athletes and Trainer Certification.
Winkel also serves the USEF as the Chair of the Continuing Education Committee, and a member of the Licensed Officials Committee, the National Hunter Committee and the Young Horse Task Force.
In addition to her
training, judging and volunteerism, Winkel
conducts clinics across the nation as a TCP Certified Trainer and Approved Clinician.
currently owns and operates Maplewood Stables, Inc
, in Reno, NV, a 150 acre training, sales and breeding facility.