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LINDA ALLEN, Clinician, Judge, Course Designer and Author - I have spent many years looking for another individual with the innate feel for horses – together with a true love of the animal... more

BERNIE TRAURIG, CA, USA - ...the incredible “horse whisperer,” Jose Alejos... more

JULIE WINKEL, Author, Clinician, Judge, Head Coach and Owner of Maplewood Stables in Reno, Nevada, USA - Jose is a true gift to horses. He has such insight into a horse's mind that he can break through the toughest boundaries... more

KC BRANSCOMB KELLEY, Branscomb Farm, Half Moon Bay, CA, USA - ...Jose is among the world's very best. more

MOLLY and DAVE STANLEY, Stanley Ranch, Yerington, Nevada, USA - ...Jose accomplishes in hours and days what would normally take months... more

DANIEL ZILLA, Farm Manager & Head Trainer at Branscomb Farm, Half Moon Bay, CA,
USA - Jose is the best one starting horses... more

GABY UFER, Trainer, Endurance Rider, Guatemala
...I had heard that he was "the one" who worked all over the world, fixing and starting young horses... more


Previous Events

10/22 - 11/07/16 - Red Top Farm, Aiken, SC, USA


Jose riding in Roundpen Jose working with rider in Roundpen
Jose jumping cross country Jose trail riding


9/06 - 9/11/16 - Young Horse Trainer School Maplewood Stables,
Reno, Nevada, USA

Young Horse Trainer School Participants

Jose working with foal Jose working with chestnut horse
Jose working with foal Jose working with chestnut horse


5/23 - 6/03/16 - Jumpers Training at Palo Blanco Equestrian, Guatemala City

5/15 - 5/18/16 - Polo Ponies Training, El Salvador

5/02 - 5/12/16 - Allynbrooke Hunters and Jumpers, Sherwood Oregon, USA, Contact Handley Johnson +1(503)706 6812

4/20 - 4/29/16 - Maddi's Friesian Ranch, Gardnerville, Nevada, USA

4/11 - 4/22/16 - Maplewood Stables, Reno, Nevada, USA

3/21 - 4/08/16 - Branscomb Farms and Pomponio Ranch, Half Moon Bay, CA, USA

Jose at Branscomb Farms Jose cantering in the roundpen


3/13 - 3/20/16 - Rancho Sonado, 1 Amado Equine Hacienda, Amado, Arizona, USA

Special thanks to Gus and Bobbi Amado

Jose's son helping with the colt starting Jose working jumper horse

Jose's son Joe helping with the colt starting

Jose working jumper horse



1/10 - 1/19/16 and 2/08 - 2/17/16 - Horsemanship Clinics at Ranch "El Jabalin", Guatemala

Horsemanship Clinic - Flyer

Click here to enlarge flyer

For more information, contact Jose at jose@josealejos.com


9/02 - 9/07/15 - Young Horse Trainer School Maplewood Stables,
Reno, Nevada, USA

Young Horse Trainer School Participants


4/27 - 5/12/15 - Red Top Farm, Aiken, SC, USA

Link to article "Jose Alejos, world renown colt starter visits Red Top Farm in Aiken"

Jose teaching SCAD clinic Jose riding Heathers horse

Jose teaching SCAD (Savannah College of Art and Design) clinic

Jose riding Heather's horse during a two day clinic.

Silvia A. Alejos riding 2 yar old colt Nu Castle Emilia Alejos jumping two year old Flirt

Silvia A. Alejos riding 2 year old colt Nu Castle

Emilia Alejos jumping two year old Flirt


4/06 - 4/24/15 - Rancho Corazón, New Mexico, USA


3/30 - 4/3/15 - Maddi's Friesian Ranch, Gardnerville, NV

Jose riding Friesan Jose riding bay horse

Jose riding Doaitsen 420 KFPS Approved Stallion

Jose riding Truluck Pirate

Emilia with Friesan foal

Jose's daughter Emilia with foal Wendy (Wobke X Hessel 480)


3/16-23/15 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates


Jose starting young horse Gaby training with Jose

Jose starting young horse (property of Mohamed Rashid al Mactum, king of Dubai).

Gaby Ufer coached by Jose.
Link here for Gaby's website.

Jose riding bay horse

Gaby Ufer participanting in the Dubai Prince
Endurance Cup. Link here for more info.


3/6-27/15 - Branscomb Farms and Pomponio Ranch, Half Moon Bay, CA

10/14/14 - Maddi's Friesian Ranch, Gardnerville, Nevada, USA

Jose riding Friesan Jose jumping

Jose riding Doaitsen

Jose jumping Tru Luck Pirate


Emilia leading Friesan foal Silvia training Friesan foal

Jose's daughter Emilia teaching seven months old foal Theodore how to lead

Jose's daughter Silvia working with seven months old foal Tanner

Photos courtesy of Wendy Wyatt of shootinstarphoto.com



Jose jumping Friesan Krino

Jose jumping Friesan Krino. This is Krino's seventh ride.
Photo courtesy of Stephanie Kepler.


10/7-11/14 Maplewood Stables, Reno, Nevada, USA
Young Horse Trainer School
Linda Allen - Julie Winkel - Jose Alejos -
'Developing Professional Horsemen of the Future'
Link to article in The Chronicle of the Horse "Addressing The Bottom Of The Blackboard"


6/10-15/14 Red Top Farm, Aiken, SC, USA
Young Horse Trainer School (YHTS)
Linda Allen - Kelly McKnight - Jose Alejos
Organized by DiAnne Langer

Participants at Red Top Farm Young Horse Trainer School

Participants at Red Top Farm Young Horse Trainer School


5/5-7/14 - Pomponio Ranch, Pescadero, CA, USA

Jose jumping Jose trotting
Jose, JC and Jenny trailriding

From left: Juan Carlos Navichoque (Jose's assistant), Jenny Gianinni (trainer at Pomponio Ranch) and Jose trail riding the youngsters


4/21-5/3/14    - Maplewood Stables, Reno, NV, USA


4/3-20/14        - Branscomb Farms, Half Moon Bay, CA, USA


3/11-28/14 - Rainbow Equus, Lincoln, CA, USA

Jose trotting Jose jumping
Silvia trotting Silvia jumping
Jose trotting Silvia jumping

Silvia Alejos, Jose's daughter, assisting Jose starting the youngsters



10/8-13/13 Maplewood Stables, Reno, Nevada, USA
Young Horse Trainer School
Linda Allen - Julie Winkel - Jose Alejos -
'Developing Professional Horsemen of the Future'

  • Halter breaking
  • Feet handling-trimming
  • Longing-long lining
  • Groundwork
  • Trailer training
  • Jump chute
  • First rides
  • Transitioning from field to training barn
  • Jumping under saddle introduction
  • Identifying potential for various disciplines
  • Preparing for 'away from home'
  • Schooling shows/Benchmark
  • Development classes, IJF, YJC
    classes
  • Progression-age and development
    as individuals
  • Recognizing incipient problems-physical and mental - from
    overwork or lack of challenge
  • Growth concerns and cautions including feeds and feeding
  • Promoting and Marketing in USA
  • Dealing with horses who have
    not been well started
Evaluating horses Training under saddle
Training under saddle Participants receiving their certificate


7/8-19/13

El Country Club, Guadalajara, Mexico

Jose riding Mares Jose riding Mares

Mares, PRE 6 year old stud imported from Spain, had a habit of stiffening his neck and inverting his back. He would not collect the hind properly and was heavy on the bit. He ended up very nicely.


La Hipica, Guadalajara, Mexico

Jose riding Laborioso rearing Jose riding Laborioso trotting

Laborioso (by Tejedor V out of a Laboriosa de Nadales) is a Spanish (PRE) stud. At the beginning of the ride, he would not trot but instead rear.


Rancho El Crucero, Techaluta, Jalisco
Owned by the Ibarra brothers

Jose doing roung pen workd with 3 year old stud Jose getting ready to bridle 3 year old stud

Jose starting 3 year old Spanish stud.

Jose getting ready to bridle stud.


4/26-4/29/13 - Maddi's Friesian Ranch, Gardnerville, Nevada, USA

Jose trotting Elysee Jose cantering Elysee

Jose trotting Elysee, four year old Friesian mare, Sire Folkert 353, Dam Ickle.

Jose cantering Elysee.

Jose with foal Joe teaching foal how to lead

Jose working with foal.

Jose teaching foal how to lead.



4/03-4/25/13 - Maplewood Stables, Reno, Nevada, USA

Jose trotting Mountain Mojo Jose jumping Mountain Mojo

Jose trotting Mountain Mojo, five year old Canadian Sport Horse.

Jose jumping Mountain Mojo.

Jose cantering Marley Jose jumping Marley

Jose cantering Marley, four year old Thoroughbred mare.

Jose jumping Marley, owned by Melanie Brown.



3/12-4/02/13 - Branscomb Farms, Half Moon Bay, California, USA

Jose cantering Sterling Jose tacking up horse

Jose cantering three year old Sterling.

Jose untacking three year old Celine.

Jose jumping Bon Adventure Jose cantering Bon Adventure

Jose jumping four year old Bon Adventure (Bonnie).

Jose cantering Bon Adventure.
Owner Britney Lockman.



10/13-10/20/12 - Harriet Bunker, Bunker Stables, La Salle, Colorado, USA

This is the fifth ride on 3 year old colt Perseus. He is an outstanding colt with lots of scope.

Jose riding Perseus Jose jumping Perseus

10/03-10/10/12 - Kathy Corona, "Escollera Circle", Santa Rosa Valley, California, USA

This is the first time we have ever come to this beautiful part of California. And we are so glad we did. We are specially amazed by Escollera Circle's owners! Ray and Kathy Corona made us feel right at home! We enjoyed their company and their great sense of humor. Plus they have an outstanding quality of horses. Joe, my son, had a blast at their pool table as well. We are so looking forward to coming back next year!

Grady is a three year old colt. After I started him, my son Joe (9 years old) is riding and jumping him. This is only the sixth time Grady is under saddle.

Jose riding Jack Jose riding Jack

Jack is an outstanding 3 year old. He is very well balanced and bright. This is his third ride and he is already jumping.

Jose riding Jack Jose riding Jack
Jose jumping Jack Jose jumping Jack


09/13-09/15/12 - Jokey Club and El Naranjo, Guatemala City


8/11-8/31/12 Hacienda el Jabalin, Guatemala:

Starting 42 colts that are not halter broke yet. They will be used as working horses for cattle. They are all brought to my ranch.


7/19-7/26/12 El Cortijo, Guatemala City:

I am very happy to work in Guatemala and especially here at "El Cortijo"! Wilder Rodriguez made me feel like working right at home! I started six colts and left them all jumping a little and straight as an arrow. I enjoyed my time there...

Jose starting a horse Jose tacking up
Jose riding a youngster Jose jumping a horse

5/22-5/30/12 Bunker Stables, Colorado, USA:

I started five young jumpers, two hunters and corrected eight horses. Bunker stables is a place I always enjoy to go to. Harriet Bunker is a very good friend and a great host! She makes me feel like at home and the love and care she puts on everything just makes the difference. Nice place, good horses... Looking forward to go back...


4/17-4/27/12 Maplewood Stables, Reno, Nevada, USA:

I started eight youngsters and corrected ten horses. The friendship I built up with Julie Winkel (owner) and her Interns, makes me always want to stay a little longer. Her colts were very nice... It is always a pleasure putting all my effort on a friend's horses!


3/26-4/16/12 Branscomb Farms, Half Moon Bay, California, USA:

I started eleven jumpers and one dressage horse that are now being ridden by their riders. It is always good coming to Branscomb Farms. The quality of the horses is just outstanding. The professionalism and knowledge, my good friend, Daniel Zilla has is amazing! My daughter, Silvia Andrea, is very lucky to ride for KC Kelly and her Branscomb Farms! I really enjoyed starting all their colts, but Sir Calito and Colorado (stud), probably were my favorites.

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