Michele began horseback riding at the age of 9. She began working at the stable as an Assistant to the Instructor to help pay for her American Quarter horse, Elvis, and was eventually given her own lessons to teach. Through high school and college Michele continued to assist with training green, unbroke horses and expanded her knowledge. She also competed with Elvis in the AQHA show circuit, earning points in Showmanship & English Pleasure.
When she was 19 years old, Michele moved to Germany where she trained reining horses for competition. Upon her return to the U.S. Michele became the assistant coach for a Youth Show Team including top competitors at American Quarter Horse Congress. Her bright personality has earned her a very loyal following of students. A lifetime member of the AQHA, Michele has experience teaching & training in Showmanship, English Pleasure, Hunter Under Saddle, Show Jumping, Western Pleasure and Reining.