The Staff at Maplewood Stables

Maplewood Stables is the premier equestrian center in Nevada and the surrounding area. Our staff is comprised of experts in the field, and we have produced such nationally and internationally acclaimed riders and horses such as Vinton Karrasch, By the Bay and Princeton. Please see our list to the right of some of our champions. In addition, numerous Maplewood students have gone on to be professionals in the horse business.

Julie B. Winkel, Owner

Julie Winkel is one of the first USHJA Certified Trainer, an Emerging Athlete Talent Scout, a R USEF judge, as well as a CEF judge. She has held a license since 1984, and judged all the most prestigious shows in the country, including Devon, Harrisburg, Washington International, The National Horse Show, Capital Challenge, The Hampton Classic, Upperville, Wellington, Pony Finals & Hunter Breeding Finals. She has designed courses and judged the New England Equitation Finals, the ASPCA Maclay Finals, as well as the USEF Medal Finals (2010 with George Morris).

She has trained and shown hunters and jumpers to the top level, nationally and internationally. She has many Grand Prix wins as well as hunter championships throughout her career.

Julie Winkel is on the Board Of Directors, Emerging Athletes Committee, Co-Chair Licensed Officials Committee, Trainer Certification Program Committee, Zone 10 Jumper Committee. She is the chairman of the Judges Committee for USHJA, and the USEF Continuing Education Committee.

Julie owns and operates Maplewood Stables, Inc. in Reno, NV. Maplewood is a 150 acre training, sales and breeding facility. Maplewood has two stallions, Grand Prix jumpers-Osilvis and Cartouche Z. Besides judging, she gives clinics throughout the country and writes a monthly column for PRACTICAL HORSEMAN'S "Conformation Clinic."                                               



Kevin Winkel, Assistant Trainer


With multiple Grand Prix wins on Osilvis and Cartouche Z, Kevin has returned to work at our farm, riding, training and teaching. He spent two years working on the east coast for Olympian Joe Fargis, as well as a year on the west coast working for Grand Prix rider Rusty Stewart.               


Upcoming Events


1/4    Benchmark Rally at Maplewood Stables
1/5    Reno Winter Series Show 5 at Maplewood Stables
1/12    Schooling at Meadow View Farms
1/18    SNHSA Banquet
1/18    Benchmark Rally at Meadow View Farms
1/19    Reno Winter Series Show 6 at Meadow View Farms
1/23    Reno Winter Series Awards Dinner(Location TBD)


2/1    Spring Series 1
2/8    Julie holds clinic in Wellington
2/15    Spring Series 2
2/17    Zone 4 Clinic
2/18    Julie judges Wellington


3/2    HITS Thermal
3/22    Spring Series 3
3/22    Maplewood Awards Banquet
3/23    Maplewood Pony Club
3/29    Spring Series 4


4/7    Gladstone Clinic
4/14    TCP Clinic, Monroe, WA
4/20    Easter Sunday
4/21    Jose Alejos Clinic


5/10    TCP Clinic, VA
5/14    Sonoma Horse Show


6/7    Hunter Breeding Clinic, Upperville, VA
6/10    Young Horse Trainers School, Aiken, SC
6/16    EAP Clinic, Gladstone
6/25    Julie Judges Lake Placid


7/2    Julie Judges Thunderbird Showpark
7/6    Maplewood's Gamblers Choice
7/14    Bend, Oregon High Desert Classic


8/1    Franktown Meadows Hunter Derby
8/4    EAP Clinic, Colorado
8/5    Menlo Charity Horse Show
8/13    Julie judges Pre-Green/Derby Finals, Lexington, KY
8/20    Showpark
8/27    Showpark YJC Finals


9/6    Chicago Hunter Derby
9/8    Julie holds judges clinic, Lamplight
9/13    Julie judges Maclay Regionals, Colorado
9/19    RPHSI Inspection Tour


10/1    Sacramento International
10/2    Lets Show, Brookside
10/7    Young Horse Trainers School
10/26    Halloween Show


11/1    Julie's Africa Trip
11/15    Julie gives ARHJA Clinic, Little Rock, AR
11/22    Jump Alberta Clinic


12/5    Libby Barrow Clinic, Tulsa, OK
12/8    USHJA Convention, Las Vegas
12/13    AHJA Clinic, Scottsdale