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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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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.

Contact Twyla to ask for an expo packet or call (719) 530-0531

Events

See Julie's entire upcoming events schedule, including clinics, retreats, expos & other appearances.

Press Releases

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  • Does Your Horse Need Professional Help? November 30, 2022
    Why might you and your horse need help from a professional trainer in the first place? Julie Goodnight delves into this complicated question and what to expect on the latest episode of Ride On with Julie Goodnight. “I’m often asked to recommend a trainer or how to find a trainer, but the world’s too big […]
    Judy Lincoln
  • Old Friends, New Adventures & New Horses November 29, 2022
    New Episode of Ride On with Julie Goodnight Out Now When it comes to our journeys with horses, nothing beats the lifelong friends we share with them along the way. Julie Goodnight invites her friend of 25 years, “T” Cody, to chat about their horse adventures together, and her return to horse ownership after a 5-year […]
    Judy Lincoln
  • Right from the Start: Raising Young Horses September 30, 2022
    Baby horses are adorable, but they need more than cuddles to grow up into respectful adults. Julie Goodnight shares what to do so they start life out on the right hoof in the latest episode of her podcast, Ride On with Julie Goodnight. “Foals love to be scratched, rubbed and cuddled,” says Goodnight. “In their enthusiasm, they […]
    Judy Lincoln
  • Julie Goodnight’s Most In-Demand Horse Expo Presentations September 23, 2022
    Julie Goodnight travels to horse expos nationwide to share her decades of horsemanship knowledge, and with every topic, empowers riders to better help and understand their own horses. “First and foremost, I’m an educator. Secondly, I’m a horse trainer,” Goodnight says. “To have an impact on the horses, you have to educate the people who […]
    Judy Lincoln
  • Inconsistency Counts: How Riders Lose Their Horses’ Trust Hands-First August 31, 2022
    What does it mean when a rider has “good hands”–or doesn’t? Julie Goodnight talks about this often misunderstood concept, common mistakes riders make, and what the rider can do to be better for their horse in the latest episode of her podcast, Ride On with Julie Goodnight. “When riders have inconsistent, harsh, unrelenting hands, it […]
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  • Summertime Coat & Skin Care Challenges August 17, 2022
    Julie Goodnight Shares Her Tricks of the Trade From brittle, dry hooves to skin infections and sunburns, the challenges of the hot summer months can be overwhelming. Julie Goodnight shares grooming tips riders need to know in the latest episode of her podcast, Ride On with Julie Goodnight. (JulieGoodnight.com/Podcast) “It’s always been important to me […]
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  • Julie Goodnight Celebrates 15 Years of ‘Peak Performance’ Saddles: July 25, 2022
    Designs That Stand the Test of Time & Stand Out from the Crowd When you can’t find it, build it! Julie Goodnight realized her dream of building the “perfect” Western saddle 16 years ago when she teamed up with Circle Y Saddles to design her exclusive “Peak Performance” line of saddles. “I grew up riding […]
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  • Equine Affaire Meets Horses In The Morning: July 21, 2022
    Starting July 21, listen to Equine Affaire’s official podcast via the Horse Radio Network! The official Equine Affaire podcast has found a new home on the Horse Radio Network! On the third Thursday of every month, Equine Affaire’s podcast will air as part of Horses in the Morning on the Horse Radio Network. Each episode […]
    Coagi Long
  • Going to a Clinic? Set Up for Success June 30, 2022
    breaks down what to consider, and what to expect, in the latest episode of Ride on with Julie Goodnight. (JulieGoodnight.com/Podcast) “After several decades of teaching horsemanship clinics, as well as participating in many clinics myself as a rider, I have a good perspective on how clinics work, from both sides,” says Goodnight. “I’ve put together […]
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  • ‘Making Great Strides’: 4-H Youth Spend the Day with Julie Goodnight June 27, 2022
    An enthusiastic group of young 4-H members had an experience they won’t soon forget when Julie Goodnight offered a clinic at their annual horse camp at the Douglas County Fairgrounds in Castle Rock, Colorado. Douglas County hosts an annual horse camp for 4-H Horse Project members⁠. For four days, industry professionals and volunteers share their […]
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