Small facility focusing on blending Eventing and Natural Horsemanship to give every horse/rider the chance to be a successful, confident competitor. This is NOT a paid position, email for more info.
Owner has18 yrs of studying the Parelli methods ( L4/5 student) as well attending clinics with Buck Brannaman. She rides with Olympians Karen O'Connor, Eric Horgan and Lucinda Green and various other excellent Event riders as well as spends time as a student with Linda Parelli.
We offer training/coaching and hosts clinics throughout the year. We focus on helping riders be better for their horse and specialize in Natural Horsemanship for Eventing.
Team members may compete if ready and join in local clinics/schooling shows. We take in select training horses each month. In the heart of horse country Aiken SC, USA there are so many disciplines - Eventing, polo, H/J, dressage, trail riding, Fox Hunting, and also boasts Olympians wintering for the season.
Michelle has a fantastic teaching method, and was great to learn from. Her horses are so happy and are a real testament to her horsemanship and beliefs. I learned a lot while staying on Avalo Farm, not just from her giving lessons but also from watching her receive lessons from some big names in the industry. The opportunities in the area for cross country training and beautiful trail riding were second to none. Michelle was careful to tailor each student's experience to their needs and goals, and I felt that time spent with her was always interesting and informative. She and her husband Steve were both welcoming and accommodating, and made the experience a really positive one.