About the Author(s)


Photo by Heidi Bee Photography.

Renz is a 26 year old avid equestrian living in North Carolina with her 9 year old Paint cross mare, Bella. She previously held a position as a barn manager for five years, and has held numerous working student positions. While she’s dabbled, lightly, in quite a few things, her first love will always be jumping. Renz didn’t have the money to compete in her younger years, however she’s working towards a future that allows her to enjoy her love for horses on all levels both schooling and showing. Bella is her first priority but she has always been game to sit on anything and everything.







Co-Author on Occasion!

Michelle is a 25 year old FEI rider who is working toward a master’s degree with intentions of attending veterinary school someday. She has three fabulous geldings. Her eldest is a 25 year old retired off-the-track Thoroughbred who was her jumping horse before becoming her lower level dressage horse when she turned to “the dark side” of riding. The “middle horse” is an 18 year old Oldenburg gelding with a heart of gold; they grew up, climbed the levels, and eventually competed together at the North American Young Rider Championships in 2012. They were Fourth Level champions, Prix St Georges reserve champions, and Intermediare-1 champions together before his retirement from competition due to health issues. The most recent addition to her family is a 7 year old Hanoverian gelding with a bright future ahead who just won’t stop growing!