By Chance Farm

Michele Wellman

Michele teaches both dressage and jumping lessons – specializing on the basics. She believes that a solid foundation is the key to success in any discipline. Her methodology has garnered her students success across many disciplines including dressage, eventing, jumpers, hunters and some western at the local and recognized levels. She always supports the rider’s goals, whether it be to show successfully or just to become a better rider. Michele sincerely enjoys the process of teaching and training a better horse and rider combination.

Michele has also trained a number of horses up through the levels of dressage and lower levels of eventing, giving them a solid foundation from which to build upon. Many of her past training horses have gone on to show their new owners the ropes in dressage and eventing. Several have even competed through the CCI* level of eventing. One common theme with every horse Michele has or has had in training is that the horse understands the job and is solid performing the work.

If you or your horse need help building a solid foundation, Michele can help with any combination of lessons and training at very competitive rates. Inquire for availability through our Contact page.

Michele is a USDF Bronze and Silver medalist and evented through the Preliminary level. She is also a USEA ICP Level II (Preliminary/CCI*) certified instructor.

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Michele has provided ongoing instruction, as well as coaching, in both dressage and eventing and her diplomacy, reassurance and professional expertise are bringing out the best in both my horse and myself. I recommend By Chance Farm as a boarding and training facility most highly, and without reservation.


Michele’s insightful XC and SJ course walks are integral for my horse and I to have a confident and realistic plan for each round. She knows our strengths and weaknesses from our training together and prepares us by highlighting a few key details to pay attention to but I don’t feel overwhelmed. Michele is a USEA certified coach who gives her full attention and expertise during our jumping and dressage lessons; each lesson is focused, tailor-made, and fair to the horse. I am extremely satisfied with my horse’s accomplishments under her coaching!


I began taking lessons with Michele a little over a year ago and the difference in my riding is unbelievable. She has boosted my confidence, instilled new habits and riding techniques, and been so patient and encouraging on my journey. I have a new appreciation for dressage and my goal is to do eventing.

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