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Head Trainer: 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, Nick Karazissis, and Tim Grubb and has also traveled to Stuttgart, Germany to ride with Edward Gal. Michelle’s many trips to Europe have enabled her to implement classic dressage techniques with the European method of show jumping.
*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
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