Michel has undertake the role of coach to the para-equestrian dressage squad since 2005.
He is a graduate of the Cadre Noir at Saumur and was long-listed for the French Olympic dressage team for Seoul in 1988. His best known horse was Annastasia, on whom he was French National Champion. He has trained in Germany and America.
He was the 1995 UK Dressage Trainer of the Year and is a member of the International Dressage Trainers Club.