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Julie Winkel

Julie Winkel has been a licensed Hunter, Equitation, Hunter Breeding and Jumper judge since 1984. She has officiated at prestigious events such as Devon, Harrisburg, Washington International, Capital Challenge, The Hampton Classic and Upperville Horse Shows.  She has designed the courses and judged the ASPCA Maclay Finals, The USEF Medal Finals and The New England Equitation Finals.

Julie has trained and shown hunters and jumpers to the top level, nationally as well as internationally. She was a winner of multiple Grand Prix competitions and many Hunter championships during her career.

Ms. Winkel sits on the Board of Directors for USHJA, serves as chairman of Continuing Education Committee for USEF, serves as co-chair for Officials Committee for USHJA, serves on National Hunter Committee  and the Licensed Officials Committee for USEF, Trainer Certification for USHJA,  &  Zone 10 Jumper Committee, as well as the Emerging Athlete Program Committee, and Trainer Symposium Committee.

Julie owns and operates Maplewood, Inc. in Reno, NV., which is a 150  acre training, sales and breeding facility, standing her two Grand Prix jumpers-Osilvis and Cartouche Z. She gives clinics and judges throughout the country and writes a monthly column  for PRACTICAL HORSEMAN’S “Conformation Clinic.”

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