Julie Ulrich

Julie Ulrich learned riding and horsemanship from such esteemed horsemen as former Chief Rider at the Spanish Riding School Karl Mikolka, German Olympian Reiner Klimke, and Show Jumping Hall of Fame Inductee Frances Rowe. She successfully competed in multiple disciplines throughout her life, including hunters, dressage, and show jumping. Her specialty has always been show jumping, and it is in this discipline that she trains riders and horses. Ulrich was brought up in Minnesota and later developed a huge training facility, Friars Gate Farm, with her husband Richard, in Pembroke, Massachusetts. She later moved a smaller version of Friars Gate Farm to Middleburg, Virginia, closer to fox hunting country—an activity she loves. Ulrich eventually emigrated to Normandy, France, where she currently lives. Throughout her life, Ulrich has shared her knowledge with students, and she still regularly teaches and trains in the United States and Europe.