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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.
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

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 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.


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


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

Press Releases

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  • Unlock Your Best Ride At Equine Affaire September 12, 2023
    Learn from more than 40 equestrian educators at Equine Affaire Have you heard the news yet? If you’re looking for a leg up on your riding, training, or horsemanship skills, Equine Affaire is the horse expo for you! North America’s premier equine expo and equestrian gathering is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its event in […]
  • Should You Let Someone Else Ride Your Horse? September 1, 2023
    Julie Goodnight Talks Pros, Cons & What to Know Before You Do When was the last time a different person⁠ rode your horse⁠—or are you the only one? Julie Goodnight shares her insights on the value of this experience for horses and riders, and what to consider before you decide, in the latest episode of […]
  • Horse Trails of America Association: Submit Trail Videos for the HTA YouTube Channel   August 31, 2023
    Do you YouTube? Subscribe to the Horse Trails of America Channel today. HTA is building playlists to help riders find quality trail information for each state and area. It’s fun to see what it’s like to ride in a new area. Riders can see where they want to ride next when they know what trails […]
  • On the Road Again: Julie Goodnight’s Can’t-Miss Fall 2023 Events August 31, 2023
    Julie Goodnight is excited to wrap up her 2023 travels with riders from all over the world at her fall horsemanship clinics, riding vacations and some of the country’s premier horse expos ( “I love traveling and meeting new horses and their people, and I’m very fortunate to head to my favorite places this year,” […]
  • Horse Trails of America Association: New Interactive Trail and Travel Map   August 30, 2023
    Horse Trails of America ( announces the launch of the interactive horse trails and travel map. Access and post your trail, layover, camp, and guest ranch reviews when you become a site member and login at Http:// “We are thrilled to announce that THE Map is ready for you to add to,” says HTA Director […]
  • Julie Goodnight Talks Strategy: How to Manage Anxiety Under Pressure August 14, 2023
    Your palms are sweaty and your heart is racing as the seconds tick down to the start of the big event with your horse. It’s in these moments⁠—at a competition, a big trail ride, or a leap into the unknown⁠— that it’s important to have a strategy to beat the anxiety before it beats you. […]
  • Meet Us At Equine Affaire: August 11, 2023
    With ninety days to go until Equine Affaire in Massachusetts, it’s the perfect time to start making your plans to attend North America’s premier equine expo and equestrian gathering! Horse lovers and equestrians from all over the world are planning to gather at the Eastern States Exposition in November to help celebrate the 25th anniversary […]
  • Horse Trails of America: The Trail Association Announces Free Monthly Newsletter    July 26, 2023
    Horse Trails of America ( announces the launch of its free monthly newsletter. Trail riders and those who travel with horses get this resource free when they sign up for an HTA Free Access membership or take advantage of the six-month free trial of the HTA Trail & Travel membership: “We want to connect […]
  • Horse Trails of America: The Trail Association Announces New Membership Levels, Free Six-month Trial    July 24, 2023
    Horse Trails of America ( is the association for and by trail riders. Sign up for the HTA Trail & Travel membership now and get a six-month trial membership for free (available for the first 5,000 members to join). With membership, get The Trail Journal magazine delivered to your inbox, too: Or, opt for […]
  • Make It An Equine Affaire To Remember! July 19, 2023
    Apply by September 8 to ride or compete at Equine Affaire in Massachusetts. Life’s too short to sit on the sidelines – especially if you’re an equestrian! If you’ve been waiting for a sign that it’s finally time to bring your horse with you to Equine Affaire, this is it. Pack your saddle bags and […]

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