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.