About Michelle Reilly

Michelle is the owner and founder of Michelle Reilly Dressage in Encinitas, CA.

Michelle Reilly

The Beginning

Michelle was born and raised in Michigan. At the age of thirteen Michelle moved to Arizona, where she discovered horses and immediately fell in love. She started competing as a hunter jumper but quickly gravitated to the more refined sport of dressage.


Michelle has been competing in dressage for fifteen years, earning her USDF bronze, silver and gold medals. She has numerous USDF State and Regional titles and is currently a world ranked FEI rider. Michelle continues her own riding education, regularly training with Guenter Seidel.

Recent accomplishments include

  • 2016 USDF Region 7 Grand Prix Reserve Champion
  • 2016 CDS HOY Grand Prix Freestyle Reserve Champion
San Juan Capistrano 2014 CDI
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