Name: Michelle Mueller
Date of Birth: Nov 20/63
Place of Birth: Pickering, Ontario
What type of books do you like reading? What are you currently reading?
I like suspense/thriller ones that you can’t put down. Reading The Devil’s Punchbowl by Greg Iles
Are there any TV shows you can’t miss?
Not really, I don’t watch a lot of TV and I’m not hooked on any show.
What’s on your iPod?
Quite a variety from Nickelback to Elvis Presley to the Eagles
Who’s #1 on your speed-dial?
My partner in life Bill Sharpe
What’s your favourite meal?
Bill makes a killer Prime Rib dinner!
If you won $50 million in a lottery, what would you do with the money?
Buy property around my stable and a few extra horses of course, bigger arena and several outdoor rings not just one etc… Oh and full time help!
What’s your on-line addiction? (Facebook, Twitter, etc.)
Don’t really have an addiction but I do check out the horse sales site and Facebook about once a week.
What is the coolest place you have ever visited?
Love Discovery Cove, Florida & Calabogie, Ontario in the fall
Where do you want to see yourself in five years, not only in regard to horses?
Horses are my life and what I do, can’t see myself doing anything else in five years time and I don’t think I’ll be ready to retire then either.
Tell us about your first horse or pony.
At 7yrs old I received Rusty a beautiful chestnut 1 1/2yr appendix quarter horse stallion for Xmas (best present ever).
Is there someone you consider your mentor?
My dressage coach Karin Davis & Bruce Davidson Sr.
What is your favourite show venue, and why?
Richland Park, love the courses, grounds
If you could be granted one wish, what would it be?
That my horse Amistad remains healthy and sound for the remainder of his eventing career so we can make to 2012 Olympics!
What is one of your worst habits/faults?
I bite my nails – yuk!
Do you have any good luck charms or superstitions that you live by?
Not really just work hard have fun at the same time if you can.
Do you have a cat or dog? Does it go to shows with you?
I have an awesome quiet Jack Russel named Jersey that does go everywhere I can take her.
What are your biggest pet peeves?
Drivers that can’t take 20 seconds out of their time to slowed down when passing riders on our side roads and people that throw their Tims, McDonalds etc cups and bags out the cars and cigarette butts too.
If you couldn’t ride anymore, what would you do with your life, besides coaching?
Keep running my boarding stable and looking after the horses.
Who is your favorite non-equestrian celebrity?
Cesar Milan (the Dog Whisper)
What was the scariest experience of your life?
July 5th, 1986, my niece almost died in a riding accident.