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High Finance Farm and Julie Winkel Team Up for Education

Julie Winkel is a USHJA EAP clinician, teaching young riders across the country.

Gurnee, IL - September 14, 2017– This last week Lauren and Kimber DiTallo of High Finance Farm headed to Reno, Nevada, to attend the Young Horse Trainers School hosted by Julie Winkel and Maplewood Stables, featuring Linda Allen, Jose Alejos and Mauricio Benavente.

The school covered everything from workshops on conformation and breeding selection to working youngsters on the ground. Also included were techniques to starting horses under saddle and developing the horses up the levels of competition.
Lauren and Kimber are improving their skills needed to start young horses and met their latest acquisition, HFF Capital Asset (aka Wiley).  He is a 2016 colt out of Telstar Nike and by Cartouche Z.  It is hoped that he will be a stud horse in the upcoming years as well as a competition horse.  

HFF Capital Asset
High Finance Farm has again invited Julie Winkel to return to clinic at Fields and Fences October 14-15.   The clinic will host 4 groups this year which include the traditional groups at height/experience of 2’-2’6”, 3’-3’3” and 3’6” and over along with an Intro/Basics Group for those riders wanting to focus on flat work and poles. 

Julie Winkel

Winkel is a United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA) Certified Trainer, a USHJA Emerging Athlete Program Talent Scout and Clinician, a United States Equestrian Federation R-rated judge, and a Canadian Equestrian Federation judge. She has judged the most prestigious shows in the country, including Devon, Harrisburg, the Washington International, The National, Capital Challenge, The Hampton Classic, Upperville, Wellington, the US Pony Finals and the USEF/Sallie B. Wheeler Hunter Breeding Championships. She has designed courses for and judged the New England Equitation Finals, the ASPCA Maclay Finals and the USEF Medal Finals in 2010 with George Morris.

Winkel owns and operates Maplewood Stables, Inc., in Reno, Nevada, a 150-acre training, sales and breeding facility.  In addition to judging, Winkel  gives clinics throughout the country and writes the monthly column "Conformation Clinic" for PRACTICAL HORSEMAN  magazine.

There are a limited number of riding spots available and auditors are welcome at a $30 per day or $50 for 2 days (includes lite breakfast and lunch).   For more information or to reserve your spot to ride or audit, contact Kimber at 847-436-1234.

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High Finance Farm, Inc.
At Fields and Fences
36550 N Hunt Club Road
Gurnee, IL 60031
Kimber DiTallo Mobile: 847-436-1234

About High Finance Farm
High Finance Farm provides fun and educational opportunities with riding lessons, clinics, school shows and special events.

They offer experienced trainers for all levels of riding in a fun, safe environment. They can meet your needs, goals and budget to give you the perfect equestrian experience.

The facility offers all the amenities for the comfort and convenience of horses, riders and spectators.

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