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The latest news & updates about Julie, plus photos and logos for publication. If you would like to inquire about an interview with Julie, or need additional content, please use the form below to contact Julie's press team.
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The latest news & updates about Julie, plus photos and logos for publication. If you would like to inquire about an interview with Julie, or need additional content, please use the form below to contact Julie's press team.
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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  • Out with the Old & In with a New Era of Horsemanship June 5, 2024
    New Episode of Ride On with Julie Goodnight Out Now SALIDA, Colorado, June 5, 2024⁠—Julie Goodnight invites her good friend and assistant trainer, “T” Cody, to discuss the history of horsemanship, the impacts⁠ of the natural horsemanship movement (good and bad), and how recent breakthroughs in the study of horse behavior sparked a new era […]
  • Horse Trails of America: The Trail Association Seeks State Ambassadors; HTA.Horse Trail and Horse Hotel Map Now Tops 2500 Locations May 20, 2024
    Horse Trails of America (HorseTrailsOfAmerica.com) is the association for and by trail riders. This year, HTA launched its ambassador program— finding local volunteers in each state to help riders find the best local trails, events, layovers, camps and more. Ambassadors are still needed for Alaska, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, […]
  • Horse Trails of America Joins American Horse Council, Featured on April 2 Horses in the Morning Podcast March 27, 2024
    Horse Trails of America (http://HorseTrailsOfAmerica.com) is now a full member of The American Horse Council. HTA Director Heidi Melocco represents the association with a seat on the AHC Recreation, Trails & Land Use Committee. To talk more about trail riders’ access to trails across the country, Melocco spoke with AHC President Julie Broadway for a […]
  • Horse Trails of America: Premium Members Joining in March 2024 Entered to Win Halter from State Line Tack March 19, 2024
    Horse Trails of America (http://HorseTrailsOfAmerica.com) is the association for trail riding and traveling with your horse. Sign up for the HTA Trail & Travel membership now and get a six-month trial membership for free. Bonus Time: Anyone who joins the Horse Trails of America Association in March 2024 is automatically entered to win a new […]
  • Horse Trails of America Announces Official Saddle Sponsor, Tucker Trail Saddles; The Trail Association Boasts 2,000+ Locations on its Interactive Trail and Travel Map February 20, 2024
    Horse Trails of America (HTA.horse) welcomes Tucker Trail Saddles (https://tuckersaddlery.com/ as the association’s official saddle sponsor. The Tucker brand is focused on comfort for trail riders and horses. As the official saddle sponsor of HTA, Tucker will offer giveaways and contests for members and provide education about the importance of saddle fit. Tucker’s Vice President, Darrell […]
  • Boost Rider Well-being & Performance⁠ When it’s Too Cold to Ride February 14, 2024
    Julie Goodnight Talks with Equestrian Fitness & Wellness Coach, Ifa Simmonds Julie Goodnight invites equestrian fitness and wellness coach, Ifa Simmonds, to talk about fitness specific to riders, and the importance of the rider’s overall well-being and confidence⁠—regardless of level, discipline, or whether or not they compete⁠—in the latest episode of the Ride On with […]
  • Horse Trails of America Featured on Horses in the Morning Podcast January 17, 2024
    Horse Trails of America (HorseTrailsofAmerica.com) Director Heidi Nyland Melocco was featured on the Horses in the Morning Podcast. In the interview, she discusses the HTA.horse map which now has 1900 locations for trail riding and traveling with your horse. She also discusses the organization’s state ambassador program—designed to help local trail organizations, clubs and events […]
  • Horse Trails of America Association: Win A Tucker Trail Saddle, Entries Close December 21, 2023 December 15, 2023
    Calling all Horse Trails of America fans and all trail riders: Time is running out to enter to win $2500 towards a new Tucker Trail Saddle. Enter at https://www.horsetrailsofamerica.com/winasaddle or visit http://HTA.horse and click to enter. Be sure to check off the bonus entries at https://www.horsetrailsofamerica.com/socialmedia, as well. Entries close Thursday, December 21, 2023, at […]
  • Celebrating 25 Years Of Equine Affaire: December 1, 2023
    Here’s everything you missed at Equine Affaire in Massachusetts! Last month, Equine Affaire in Massachusetts celebrated its 25th anniversary at the Eastern States Exposition – and what a celebration it was! Filled with endless opportunities to celebrate the horse, North America’s premier equine expo and equestrian gathering drew tens of thousands of eager equine enthusiasts […]
  • The First Complete Reference to Help Make the Changes Needed to Ensure Social License  November 27, 2023
    We all want to continue to ride and compete horses for years to come, but the question of social license has become more and more of a concern as equine industry failings in the realm of horse welfare are exposed. In an effort to provide practical advice that can help prevent a loss of competitive […]

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