We are thrilled to be joined by trainer and coach Michelle Bergeron of Right Lead Equestrian Center in Louisiana. She shares some practical tips for the barn and training.
Michelle is a native of Shreveport Louisiana where her dad retired as a Colonel from Barksdale Air Force Base. At the age of 5 she began her equestrian adventure at a fox hunting barn and eventually became involved in show hunters. Michelle competed successfully through high school in the equitation divisions. In college she started (at the time) the only Intercollegiate Horse Show Association in the state of Louisiana.
Upon graduation from the Louisiana Scholar’s College Michelle worked as a technical writer at a chemical facility but quickly searched out barns in her new area so she could get involved in the equestrian world again. In 1995 Michelle passed her North American Riding for the Handicapped Registered Instructor Exam with a score of 99%. In 1997 she passed the British Horse Society Stage I and II exams with flying colors.
In 2002 she passed the World Sidesaddle Federation Inc. exam and is now both a certified instructor and judge with the organization. Michelle is on the Board of Directors for the Cleveland Bay Horse Society of North America and owns two Cleveland Bays. She currently instructs riders in the Greater Baton Rouge Louisiana area and even some who travel from out of state. Michelle has produced many shows and actively competes in eventing and dressage including (when possible) the winter eventing circuit in Florida.
Type of Tips:
Practical Barn and Training Tips.
Listen to all of Michelle Bergeron’s tips.
- Check out Michelle Bergeron’s website at Right Lead Equestrian Center.