The Board of Directors of Goodtoknow Horses, a 501(c)3 non-profit, is comprised of industry leaders who are passionate about educating people and improving the lives of the horses we love.
Julie Winkel - Founder and president
Julie Winkel is the founder and president of Goodtoknow Horses. Julie 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.
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'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.
Julie is the owner/operator of Maplewood Stables, Inc., in Reno, Nevada, where she breeds, trains and shows Hunters and Jumpers, teaches clinics and oversees a successful show stable.
Tricia Booker - Secretary
Tricia Booker, of Paris, Virginia, is a lifelong equestrian who has been fortunate to make horses her vocation and avocation. Tricia is a licensed official with the United States Equestrian Federation and holds r-rated judging licenses in Hunter and Hunter/Jumping Seat Equitation, with more than 30 years of judging experience.
In addition to her first love of Hunters and Jumpers, Tricia has also successfully competed in eventing, dressage and endurance. She’s a former editor of The Chronicle of the Horse magazine and current editor of the United States Hunter Jumper Association's In Stride Magazine. Throughout her varied career, she’s worn many hats, including writer, editor, photographer, researcher, publicist, marketing specialist and website designer.
Tricia is also passionate about animal welfare and conservation and currently volunteers with the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute as a citizen scientist, helping to promote the conservation of native species through the Virginia Working Landscapes Grassland Biodiversity Surveys. She currently competes in the amateur jumpers and trains with Maplewood.
Andrew teer Jayne - director
Andrew Jayne, of Reno, Nevada, is a Maplewood Horse Industry Training Program graduate who joined the staff after completing his two-year certificate in 2009. In his junior years, Andrew was part of the United States Modern Pentathlon Team, completing three National Championships, three World Championships in Egypt, Bulgaria and Taiwan along with two Pan Am Games Championships in Canada and Argentina.
Andrew trains and competes Maplewood’s homebred show jumpers and teaches and trains clients and students. He’s currently showing at the Grand Prix level, and he also specializes in training and developing young horses.
Nancy crary Jones - treasurer
Nancy Jones, of Little Rock, Arkansas, is the owner of Applewood Farm, a Hunter/Jumper boarding facility. Nancy is a United States Equestrian Federation R-rated judge, holding licenses in Hunter, Hunter/Jumping Seat Equitation, Hunter Breeding and Jumpers,
She’s the current chair of the USHJA Zone 7 Committee, composed of Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi and Texas. Nancy has more than 30 years of experience running her boarding operation and showing Hunters and Jumpers. She currently shows in the amateur hunter classes and trains with Hunt Tosh.
Nancy is a former teacher of composition and advanced placement English at McClellan High School in Little Rock. She holds a master’s degree plus 60 post-grad hours in education and literature.
Kevin winkel - director
Kevin Winkel, Julie's son, is a lifelong horseman and talented rider who has made a name for himself in the show jumping ranks. With multiple Grand Prix wins on Maplewood's stallions Cartouche Z and Osilvis in the mid-2000s, Kevin is now taking their offspring to the highest levels. He’s earned Grand Prix victories aboard Osophia (by Osilvis) throughout the West Coast circuit during the 2015-18 show seasons.
Kevin grew up riding and training at Maplewood before branching out to expand his knowledge and experience. He spent two years in Virginia based on the East Coast working for Olympian Joe Fargis, as well as a year on the West Coast working for Grand Prix rider Rusty Stewart. He currently oversees, trains and shows a string of successful jumpers at a variety of levels based out of Ashland, Oregon, from those in the Young Jumper Futurities to the Grand Prix.