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Head Trainer/Owner: Michelle Motyl
Michelle Motyl established MM Training in 2007. MM Training is currently located at The San Diego Equestrian Center in Imperial Beach, California.

MM Training specializes in Show Jumping, Equitation, Hunters and Hunter Equitation. Michelle balances training at home with time spent showing on the road. She believes the foundation on basic skills is developed at home and can be strengthened through the pressure of the show ring environment. Michelle’s students compete on both the "A" and "B" circuits, as well as some local schooling shows for those students who need an extra boost, she feels smaller shows are great confidence builders while large shows stretch riders to rise to a higher standards. Michelle has the skill and knowledge to teach children and adults from beginners to advanced riders. Her “Equine Clients” range from Thoroughbreds rescued off the race track to seasoned Warmblood Hunters and Jumpers. Michelle has trained with Richard Spooner, Bernie Traurig,  Nick Karazissis, and Tim Grubb and has also traveled to Stuttgart, Germany to ride with some of the top competitors on the European circuit. Michelle has worked with young horses off the track, to top bred warmbloods build a successful show career. 

*Michelle was contracted to the UC Berkeley IHSA Equestrian team in 2010. She took the team to a successful show season in 2011. 

*Michelle has had a successful show career on the Northern California show circuit 

*Michelle has participated in Horse Training videos for a local Equestrian news website.
*Michelle's story was in RIDING MAGAZINE June 2010
*Michelle was featured in SAN DIEGO MAGAZINE this April 2013
*Michelle was also in the San Diego Union Tribune June 2013 
​*Michelle was also featured in the local paper Imperial Beach News.
*Michelle and her young talented off the track thoroughbred were featured in thoroughbred today click here to view article. Jan 2017
* Michelle has recently teamed up with Kevin McGinn of Evanwood Stables @ LA Equestrian Center and Bernie Traurig of equestriancoach.com and one of the leading Hunter/Jumper Trainers in North America. 2016

Committed to helping our clients achieve their goals and dreams
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Assistant Instructor: Katie Bageman
Katie comes to us from her Hunter/Jumper background with enthusiasm excitement and poise. She started off in the hunter ring working with young horses, then moving up to the jumper ring with thoroughbreds and then to the eventing ring there after. She is patient, kind and always has empathy for the horse and rider. She is patient with kids and always teaches with a smile. We welcome Katie into our program to help get the youth of today into the CHAMPIONSHIP ring.