USDF GOLD Medalist
Born and raised in Holland, my equestrian goals were always lofty. Even as a child my passion has always been horses. As a junior and young rider I experienced success as an international show jumper, and always thought to make my riding dreams my career. However, after finishing school, I decided to take a job in the financial sector. During my time in the banking industry, I transitioned into dressage. I bought a foal and trained her up to Small Tour level before she was sold to an Italian international Young Rider. During this time, I was able to train with some of the best riders in Holland. Many of whom I have known since childhood. Over the last ten years, I was fortunate to own and co-own several horses that I competed through intermediare-1. Micha trained and competed 14 horses to the FEI levels including 3 horses to Grand Prix.
In 2015, I decided to make dressage my full time career. In order to make this happen, I decided to move to America and start my business. I came with two horses, Verdict and Choice. Choice was a horse I trained for a year, and competed through 4th level in Holland. Verdict had competed through grand prix. I competed both horses in Florida during the 2016 season. Choice and I competed through Prix St. George with scores over 70%. Verdict competed intermediare-1 and Grand prix and in just 3 shows I earned my USDF Silver and Gold medals.