Our Programs


horse industry training program

The Horse Industry Training Program received permanent licensing in 2017 from the Commission of Postsecondary Education, the licensing authority for the oversight of private postsecondary educational institutions operating in Nevada.

The HITP is a comprehensive, hands-on two-year program that encompasses a wide variety of opportunities for students, including classroom lectures, clinics with leading industry professionals, daily riding lessons, stable management and horse care. Students are involved in all aspects of Maplewood’s wide-ranging equestrian business, which includes a sport horse breeding operation that stands two top grand prix show jumping stallions, breeding management, foaling, young horse training and sales.

In addition, Maplewood’s extensive annual calendar of events ensures that students have the opportunity to learn and become involved in event management, children’s summer camps, managing horse shows, hunter/jumper course design and judging. Through these events, students are also able to assist with promotion, marketing, public relations and management for a well-rounded and thorough experience in all aspects of an equestrian business.


First Responders Horse handling & safety clinic

Maplewood hosts the bi-annual First Responders Horse Handling & Safety Clinic, which is a hands-on opportunity for First Responders and other interested people to gather knowledge and experience handling horses to better prepare for emergencies.


rolling admissions policy

A two-year, licensed program with Certificate of Completion and job placement assistance.


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Next date

Tuesday May 21, 2019
2-5 p.m.


Maplewood Stables, Inc.

holiday boot and saddle fit clinic

Several saddle makers and fitters will be on hand to consult about their saddles, as well as Katie Nubel from Tucci Boots to fit paddock, tall boots and half chaps.

Maplewood’s Hilltopper Tack Shop will be open during the clinic for holiday shopping and gifts for the equestrian.


Next Date

Sunday December 16, 2018
2-5 p.m.


Sierra Nevada Horse Show Association

Antares, CWD, Tucci

Pre-registration is not required.

young horse trainer school

The annual Maplewood Young Horse Trainer School, with clinicians Linda Allen and Jose Alejos, has now become sought-after educational opportunity for horse trainers wishing to learn more about training young horses.

From halter breaking foals to backing 3-year-olds to preparing sport horse prospects for the International Jumper Futurity, the school offers a variety of educational opportunities, both in the classroom and in the arenas, to expand your horsemanship and training knowledge.


course design school

The Course Design School, with clinicians Linda Allen and Meghan Rawlins, includes classroom instruction, on-site course design and live jumping demonstrations.

The school is also open to riders, trainers and anyone interested in understanding the nuts and bolts of quality course construction to improve your horses and your competitive edge. The school will also cover practical advice for walking Jumper and Equitation courses. Analysis and discussion will take place after observing horses jumping the various tracks and lines designed by participants.


next date

September 3-8, 2019


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Next date

September 10-12, 2019


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Sport horse conformation seminar

For the third consecutive year, Maplewood's Super September educational programs include a Sport Horse Conformation Seminar with veterinarians Danny Marks (a Show Jumping Hall of Fame member) and Chrysann Collatos as well as conformation expert and judge Julie Winkel. They will analyze and discuss the conformation and athletic attributes of a variety of sport horses, from young prospects to dressage horses, show hunters and Grand Prix jumping veterans. In addition, the clinic will include educational seminars, classroom instruction and live judging practice.

The seminar is open to riders, trainers and anyone interested in learning more about sport horse conformation.


Next date

September 9-10, 2019


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Reno judge’s school

With clinicians Fran Dotoli and Julie Winkel, the Reno Judge’s School covers material used in the United States Hunter Jumper Association Licensed Officials clinics as well as materials from the comprehensive Arabian Horse Association Judges & Exhibitors School, classroom instruction, roundtable discussion and live judging practice.

This school is open to judges, riders, trainers and anyone interested in learning more about judging and the processes involved, from ethics and integrity to bookkeeping, rules and licensing.


next date

September 13-15, 2019


Maplewood Stables, Inc.

ushja trainer certification program Clinic

This USHJA Trainer Certification Program-approved clinic, with clinicians Julie Winkel and Juliana Zunde, is for trainers wishing to become certified or renew their certification and for those interested in improving their teaching and training techniques. The clinic also offers riding spaces for those who would like to improve their skills under the tutelage of two well-respected and knowledgeable educators.

The first day will include two morning sessions, followed by lunch, and then two afternoon sessions, followed by a roundtable discussion with the clinicians for all those seeking TCP credit. Day No. 2 is a similar format, although the roundtable discussion will be held during lunch so everyone is free to go after 4 p.m.

For more information on the Trainer Certification Program, please visit the United States Hunter Jumper Association website (www.ushja.org)


next date

September 16-17, 2019


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United States Hunter Jumper Association