Michelle is a dedicated equestrian with over 15 years of experience riding and training horses, from breaking to advanced jumping, across a variety of disciplines. She has a Bachelor of Science degree from The Ohio State University in Animal Sciences – Equine Nutrition, with additional coursework in Chemistry and Mathematics.
Michael has a degree in Culinary Science and has extensive experience in the Customer Service industry. He is a passionate and talented golfer who is new to the equestrian world. Outgoing and hard-working, he is great at helping maintain both the facilities and quality care of our horses and clients.
Michelle & Michael relocated to Ocala from Columbus, Ohio at the end of 2016 with the goal of opening a quality equine facility in the warm, wonderful climate of the south. After over a decade of boarding horses at other people’s farms, they are excited to have their own facility using the knowledge and experience they have gained through the years.
Show name - Prime Time
Jockey Club name - Solar Siren
2009 OTTB mare, bay, 16.2hh
Purchased January 1, 2014 with three months let-down time. Isis was purchased to be Michelle's future jumper mare, however she is a natural in the dressage ring! She has gone to 3'3'' over fences but is currently focusing on dressage and recently debuted at First Level with scores in the low-mid 60s. She is sassy and high-maintenance with tons and tons of "try", and is affectionately known as "The Princess."
Show name - My Super Hero
Jockey Club name - Bien Super
1998 OTTB gelding, chestnut, 17hh
Purchased as a 9-year-old who had not been ridden in three years, Hero previously had been campaigned to Training level eventing and was set to move up to Preliminary, however had developed extreme confidence issues over fences. With Michelle he schooled to 4'3'', and has competed in jumpers, hunters, and equitation to 2'6'', and made a perfect lesson horse. He is now retired due to the development of Navicular disease in both front feet, though he still gives the occasional pony ride to our nieces and nephews. He has a multitude of nicknames, including "Mr Perfect" and "Monster-man."