Michelle LaFleur has been involved with horses in one way or another since childhood. She started out showing her ranch bred pony, Chiquita, in 4-H as a Western rider. In college she expanded her experience by learning Dressage (classic form of riding). As an adult, she added Carriage driving to her repertoire. Currently she is an PATH Intl. Advanced Level Therapeutic Riding Instructor, a Level II Therapeutic Driving Instructor, and a Lead Evaluator for Registered Level Certifications and Associate Evaluator for Advanced level Certification testing. She has volunteered through PATH Intl. by serving three years as Colorado state chair, four years as Region 10 Rep., and 2 years as Oversight Committee chair. Currently she sits on the Driving Committee. She has presented at the PATH Intl. National Conference 2002 and 2015, Regional conferences (2004, 2006), and had an article in Strides (2005).She was employed at Colorado Therapeutic Riding Center for eleven years during which time she was the Equine Coordinator as well as an instructor. She has had her own facility since 2006 that integrates special need riders with traditional riding students.