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About Julie

Julie Goodnight established a connection with horses at a young age, and after a successful

run as a youth rider on jumping horses, she galloped her way through college riding race horses. For nearly four decades, she’s been at home in the Colorado Rockies, pursuing wilderness sports and riding cow-horses. 

Founding her training business in 1985, Julie’s reputation as a horse trainer grew far and wide. In 2008, she began producing Horse Master with Julie 

Goodnight, a popular how-to horse training series that aired weekly for more than a decade, with 260 episodes. She now travels the world to produce compelling horse TV, and educates horse owners everywhere through her online training programs at JulieGoodnight.com/Academy

Growing up in the ‘60s on a small horse farm in central Florida, Julie had a connection with horses from a young age. Little did she know that her childhood affinity would blossom into a remarkable career with horses. Now an internationally renowned trainer and clinician, Julie is a rarity in that she has ridden and trained extensively in multiple disciplines, both English and western, working with multiple breeds. Her focus is on classical horsemanship and developing the horse and rider’s relationship.  

Following a successful run as a youth rider on jumping horses, Goodnight headed west to fulfill her dreams of skiing, mountain climbing and white-water paddling. She galloped her way through college on the backs of Thoroughbred race horses, graduating from the University of New Mexico with Magna Cum Laude distinction. After graduation, Julie move to southern Colorado, where she started her horse training business in 1985.

It wasn’t long before Goodnight was known for having a special touch with horses and a gift for teaching people. Her reputation grew, and she began traveling the world to share her unique approach to horse training.

In 2008, Julie began producing the popular TV series, Horse Master with Julie Goodnight, a how-to horse training series that aired weekly on RFD-TV for eleven years. After producing and starring in 260 episodes, Julie has now set her sights on sharing the magical world of horses with a broader audience, through 2Horse Productions, an equine, nature and adventure lifestyle production company.

Julie doing groundwork with a fractious horseJulie is a member of the prestigious Horse & Rider team, and she offers guidance to horse enthusiasts in articles and through clinics and appearances worldwide. Goodnight is a frequent contributor to top horse publications such as Horse & Rider and Horse Illustrated, and the author of a syndicated column reaching more than 20 regional horse publications monthly. She also produces a monthly audio podcast on horse training, offers online educational programs and her On-Demand Videos are among the top go-to training tools for horse owners everywhere.

Goodnight travels both domestically and internationally to teach horsemanship and she was named Exceptional Equestrian Educator by Equine Affaire – one of only three such awards ever given. Goodnight is Spokesperson for the Certified Horsemanship Association, an organization focused on promoting safety and excellence in horsemanship, and she holds their highest level of certification, Master Clinic Instructor.

Goodnight and her husband, Rich Moorhead, a ski-industry professional, reside near Salida, Colorado. In their spare time, they enjoy skiing, boating and riding cow horses.

Julie Goodnight is best known for her show, “Horse Master,” and for her no-nonsense training for riders of all disciplines. Her methods are grounded in natural horsemanship, classical riding, and understanding horse behavior. She teaches at clinics and expos everywhere and offers online education, how-to DVDs, and her own tack and training tools at JulieGoodnight.com. Please welcome, Julie Goodnight.

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  • Goodnight is Back on the Road Again! November 19, 2021
    As the world opens to travel and large events,  Julie Goodnight is thrilled to be hitting the road once again. Goodnight’s 2022 schedule is packed with horsemanship clinics and horse expos nationwide, as well as riding vacations in Colorado and Ireland. (JulieGoodnight.com/Events) “After nearly two years with no travel to clinics or expos, I am […]
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  • Julie Goodnight’s Latest Podcast Episode Out Now October 31, 2021
    It’s a What the Hay? Q&A Bingefest!  If you love Julie’s podcasts, you won’t want to miss this Q&A bingefest. In Julie Goodnight’s latest episode of Ride On with Julie Goodnight, she spends the full hour answering real-life questions on horsemanship from her dedicated followers. In this episode, Goodnight answers questions about many topics that range […]
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  • Horsemanship for Insatiable Learners October 31, 2021
    When it comes to horses, there are “horse people” who like to learn—and then there are the ones who just can’t learn enough. Julie Goodnight, a life-long rider and trainer, is one of those people and she’s created a retreat designed with insatiable learners like her in mind. A long time in the planning, the […]
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  • Julie Goodnight’s Latest Podcast Episode Out Now September 30, 2021
    Reading Horses: Interpreting Emotional and Communicative Behavior Every horse communicates with its handler, but not every handler knows how to interpret what they are saying. In Julie Goodnight’s latest podcast episode of Ride On with Julie Goodnight, she talks about how to recognize what horses are thinking, what emotions they are feeling, and what they […]
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  • Early Bird Registration for Certified Horsemanship Association  International Conference in November in Fort Worth Ends This Week September 27, 2021
    The Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) International Conference is scheduled for November 9 – 11, 2021 at the Fort Worth Stockyards in Texas. Speakers at this event include riding instructors, horse trainers, barn managers, equine behaviorists, equine association representatives, business and marketing consultants, and other equine professionals. Those wishing to attend the conference should register today […]
    Christy Landwehr
  • Colorado Riders: Register to Ride with Julie Goodnight at Arapahoe Park Racetrack September 7, 2021
    Horsemanship Clinic Benefits Colorado Horse Council’s Annual Heritage Ride  Julie Goodnight is excited to join the Colorado Horse Council’s Annual Heritage Ride, offering a 2-hour horsemanship clinic at Arapahoe Park Racetrack on September 11, 2021. Riders and spectators can register at EquineCityHall.org by September 8, 2021. Six lucky riders will pay an extra $100 fee to […]
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  • ‘They Happen to Everyone.’ Julie Goodnight Addresses Training Setbacks & What Comes Next August 27, 2021
    Every rider has one thing in common—no matter the horse they ride, discipline, or skill level—the universal experience of setbacks. In Julie Goodnight’s latest episode of the popular podcast, Ride On with Julie Goodnight, she talks about how riders have far more to gain from their training setbacks than they lose—if they have the right […]
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  • How Do You Know If You Have a Spoiled Horse? July 30, 2021
    Spoiled horses are not only obnoxious—they can be dangerous. In Julie Goodnight’s latest episode of her Ride On with Julie Goodnight podcast, “Spoiled Rotten? How to Know & What to Do,” she talks about what this kind of behavior looks like and how it typically originates from mishandling by people. “In the same way that poorly […]
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  • Certified Horsemanship Association 2021 International Conference in November in Fort Worth – Register Today! July 28, 2021
    The Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) International Conference is scheduled for November 9 – 11, 2021 at the Fort Worth Stockyards in Texas. Speakers at this event include riding instructors, horse trainers, barn managers, veterinarians, equine behaviorists, farriers, saddle fit specialists, equine association representatives, business and marketing consultants, and other equine professionals. Those wishing to attend […]
    Christy Landwehr
  • Julie Goodnight Hits the Road: Fall 2021 Horsemanship Clinics & Riding Retreats June 30, 2021
    After over a year without travel, Julie Goodnight announces her Fall 2021 clinic and retreat schedule. See if she is coming to an arena near you, and learn to build a strong and meaningful partnership with your horse at JulieGoodnight.com/Events. “I’m thrilled to get back on the road this year, and I’ve got some fabulous […]
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Where You Can See Julie

Clinics & Retreats

Improve the relationship between horse & rider, and develop your skills and ability to communicate.

Expos

Talks on horse behavior & arena demos on problems, riding skills, high-level maneuvers & more.

Goodnight is known for her informative and entertaining horse demonstrations and clinics, as well as her compelling lectures and inspiring keynote speeches. She is extremely popular with expo attendees because of her clear, practical, no-nonsense—yet humorous—presentations. With her popular TV show and her expansive social media presence, Goodnight brings a lot of marketing power to the table.

Expo Producers | Choose from fresh and fun clinic and seminar topics, and get all the details about booking Julie—plus, find out how we will advertise for YOU.

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Events

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