Michelle Noland Houpt started riding at age seven in Seeley Lake, Montana.

Her early years were spent on her Tennesee Walker, Domino, where she earned many blues in Montana state shows at age 10 and 11. She then showed quarter horse for the next few years, finishing second in Montana in Youth Western Pleasure, earning a trip to the World Youth Show in Fort Worth at age 14. After that she switched to hunter/jumpers.

At 16, she was accepted as a working student at EWSZ in London, Ontario, Canada. This is a full service breeding, training and sales facility standing 10 warmblood stallions and specializing in dressage and hunter/jumpers.

After returning to the States, she worked with Lisa Grossi in Bozeman, Montana, helping with her breeding program utilizing embryonic transplants. Then she signed on as a working student with Michelle Lauber at Legacy Hills Farms in Castle Rock, Colorado, where she studied dressage and trained imported German horses daily.

Later she signed on as assistant trainer at Plum Creek Hollow, just south of Castle Rock in Larkspur, Colorado. This well known facility specialized in imported German hunter/jumpers. On a daily basis she rode and jumped 5-8 horses, training them for resale, and assisting at A circuit shows and clinics.

In 2004 she joined her parents in Fort Worth where she created her own program with Confederate Park Farms. She has considerable experience in sales, training and instruction, with her students in the ribbons at area shows. Her focus today is about teaching, showing and developing an equestrian program designed for all riders, of all ages and abilities.

Currently you can see Michelle with her team of students at local NTHJC shows, zone 7 AA rated shows and just started in fall of 2013 Interscholastic Equestrian Riding team competitions for both middle school and high school.

  • 9410 Confederate Park Rd Fort Worth TX, 76135
  • Phone: 817-320-2969
  • e-mail: cpfequestrian@yahoo.com

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