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Riding Clinics

Top Turnout Clinic & Braiding Workshops with Ruthann Smith

March 30 and 31, 2019 

  • March 30 All-Day Demo $80
  • March 30 & 31, All-Day Demo + one Hands-On Braiding Session, Lucky Braids DVD, Tool & Supplies  $225
  • March 30 & 31, All-Day Demo + two Hands-On Braiding Sessions, Lucky Braids DVD, Tool & Supplies   $370
  • Lunch included with admission both days

Save time & money. Dazzle the judges. Enjoy Top Turnout. Win. 

About Ruthann Smith

Ruthann Smith has sent world-class horses to the ring for 30 years. In this clinic she’ll share her secrets to smart grooming.

Saturday, March 30

Learn About
  • Green Grooming
  • Grooming Myths
  • Averting Fungus, Stains & Tangles
  • Safety Threats and Solutions
  • Saving Time and Money
  • Handling for Confidence
  • Promoting Soundness
  • Trimming Styles for Health
  • Blanket Fitting, Folding, & Safety
  • Horse Laundry Do’s and Don’ts
  • Braiding Comfortably and Quickly
  • Stress-free Mane Pulling
  • Troubleshooting Horse Health
  • Growing Gorgeous Tails
  • Bathing Faces So They Love It!

Sunday, March 31,

Hands-on Braiding Workshop

(includes Lucky Braids DVD and braiding kit)
Hands-on Braiding Workshops are an opportunity to work one-on-one with Ruthann in a small group. Learn how to comfortably create professional braids or bandage for support, shipping, and schooling. Learn Ruthann’s proven formula for perfect braids quickly and with no cramped hands.
Braiding Prerequisite: View Ruthann’s Better Braiding Video twice and practice 2 hours.

For more information contact Ann Thal: 941-730-1165

Oldfields School, 1500 Glencoe RD, Sparks, MD 21152

Julie Winkel Riding Clinic

April 13 and 14, 2019

2-Day Clinic Fee: $500

Auditors welcome! $50 for both days, or $30 for one day.

About Julie Winkel


Julie Winkel is one of the foremost trainers, judges, clinicians and educators in the country. She's held her United States Equestrian Federation R-rated license in Hunter, Hunter Breeding and Hunter/Jumping Seat Equitation since 1984 and has presided over many of the country's most prestigious horse shows, such as Devon, the Pennsylvania National, Washington International, the National, Capital Challenge, the US Pony Finals and the USEF/Sallie B. Wheeler National Hunter Breeding Championships, just to name few.

Julie has also designed courses and judged the ASPCA Maclay Finals, the USEF Medal Finals (in partnership with George H. Morris) and the New England Equitation Championships.

Julie is one of the first United States Hunter Jumper Association Certified Trainers and has trained and shown hunters and jumpers to the top levels, nationally and internationally. She has many Grand Prix show jumping wins as well as hunter championships throughout her career.

She's also a committed volunteer to the sport and has served on many committees and task forces. Julie was the co-chair of the USEF Licensed Officials Committee for a decade. She's also former chair of the USEF Continuing Education Committee as well the USHJA Officials Education Committee and former member of the USHJA Board of Directors. She's currently a member of the USHJA Emerging Athletes Program Task Force and past member of the USHJA Trainer Certification Program Committee, the USHJA Officials Committee, the USEF and USHJA Equitation Committees, USHJA Trainer Symposium Task Force and the USHJA Zone 10 Jumper Committee. 

In addition, Julie is a sought-after clinician who travels the country teaching riding and horsemanship. She wrote the monthly column "Conformation Clinic" for Practical Horseman magazine for more than 10 years and currently contributes to USHJA In StrideThe Chronicle of the Horse, EquestrianCoach.comand many other publications.

Julie owns and operates Maplewood Stables Inc., a 165-acre training, showing, sales and breeding facility in Reno, Nevada. Maplewood stands three stallions, Cartouche Z, Good To Know and Osilvis.  

For more information contact Ann Thal: 941-730-1165

Oldfields School, 1500 Glencoe RD, Sparks, MD 21152

1500 Glencoe Road
Sparks Glencoe, Maryland 21152

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