Welcome to The Clearing
The Clearing Farm is a full-service hunter, jumper and equitation training program offering personal attention to every client. Conveniently located in Los Angeles CA, we are committed to excellence at all levels and we strive to provide the best programs for you and your horses.
Born and raised in Los Angeles CA, Michelle has spent most of her life with horses. At the age of 12, she began her formal education with Karen Healey where she competed in the Hunters, Equitation and Jumpers.
She gained numerous awards and championships, which include several Medal finals placings, such as Top Four in USEF Show Jumping Talent Search – West Coast Finals, Reserve Champion CPHA Jr. Medal Finals, Reserve Champion WCE Medal Finals, and Top Ten ASPCA Maclay National Medal Finals in Syracuse, NY.
After a successful Junior career, Michelle received an NCAA athletic scholarship to ride at the University of Georgia. During her time there, Michelle won two National Championships, one Individual National Championship for Equitation on the Flat, and four All-American Awards.
She then worked as student coach for the team in her last year, helping the team to a Reserve National Championship title in 2013. Michelle graduated with a dual degree in Telecommunications and Film Studies.
Michelle returned to Los Angeles in 2013 and started the Clearing Farm. Since its opening, Michelle has led clients to many championships in the hunters, jumpers, and equitation. She enjoys working with clients on achieving their goals and sharing her passion with others.