More about Michelle

Passionate About Inspiring Others

Michelle Wellman is a certified equestrian professional based in New York City 

After high school she went to the acclaimed Meredith Manor International Equestrian Centre and graduated top of her class. She went on to teach at the Manor for the next 7 years and eventually became head of the farrier program and thereafter the head of the jumping program.

Having always been curious about exploring the world, in 2011 Michelle set off to New Zealand, where she worked with racehorses. She trained never before ridden young steeds to compete in professional racing. 

In 2012 she continued her travels and headed to India where she was asked to be the manager of a pony club in the metropolitan city of Chennai. Over the course of 4 years she brought 'My Pony Club' from a start up to a successful and sought after club in the city with a waiting list and many accolades.

In 2017, ready for her next adventure and wanting to be a little closer to home, she moved to New York City where she currently lives and works.

 

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

 
Certifications
  • Riding Master 6/6 Certified

  • Training Level 3/3 Certified

  • Instructor Level 2/3 Certified

  • Certification in Equine Massage Therapy

Certified Riding Instructor
Certified Riding Instructor

Certificate Awarded to Michelle Wellman

Training Certification
Training Certification

Michelle Wellman

Outstanding Instructor 2011
Outstanding Instructor 2011

Michelle Wellman

Certified Riding Instructor
Certified Riding Instructor

Certificate Awarded to Michelle Wellman

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Qualifications / Work History

Teacher & Trainer - Riverdale Stables, New York

Manager & Head Trainer - My Pony Club, India

Head Rider - Kaipira Lodge, New Zealand

Head of Jumping Dept. - Meridith Manor International Equestrian College, WV

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