“The woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd.

 The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has ever been before.”

                                                                  ― Albert Einstein

About Michelle

Michelle Wellman is a certified equestrian professional and equine massage therapist based in New York City.


She is an alumna of  the acclaimed Meredith Manor International Equestrian Center, from where she graduated top of her class. She is the former head of the jumping program at Meredith Manor where she taught for 7 Years.


She has since worked abroad in New Zealand and India – training, teaching and learning from both people and horses from all over the world.


Michelle is available to teach you or train your horse at the conveniently located Riverdale Stables in NYC.




Training horses takes patience, finesse and compassion for the individual horse in order to build the capabilities of each one to their true potential. When working with a horse, the best way is to methodically apply directional pressure to create a shape your horse can understand. Whether you require dressage, jumping, ground manners or rehabilitation for your horse, Michelle will set up a program that suits you and your horse's needs.


Teaching asks a person to adjust what they are saying to help each student grasp the concept that will help them improve towards their goals. By using systematic steps to help create strong foundations Michelle works with the rider to branch out in the direction they desire to pursue - dressage, jumpers, hunters, western or simply riding for fun!

Massage Therapy

Equine Massage Therapy improves circulation, repairs muscle damage and increases the overall flexibility of your horse. Whether you are looking to encourage performance for competitions, to stimulate the nervous system and health of your horse, or for a different way to solve an issue your horse is having, book an appointment with Michelle and both you and your horse will feel the difference.

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Training and Lessons take place at Riverdale Stables which houses over 75 academy owned horses, is conveniently housed in Van Cortlandt Park and is accessible from Mass transit- making it ideal for riders who live in New York City and nearby.




© 2002-2019 Michelle Wellman / Woman of Horses | Photographed and Designed by www.ajphotonewyork.com


Phone: (929)-525-8306

​Email: womanofhorses44@gmail.com



Phone: (718) 548-4848



Phone: (304) 679-3128


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