Michelle has been involved in horses and equestrian sports for over 20 years, starting our her career in Essex, England. Michelle has successfully competed at many levels and won numerous ribbons and end of year awards at the local and “AA” shows level with both herself and her students. With a drive to follow a dream and have “joie de vivre” in her life, Michelle has started her own equestrian operation that is growing every day. Michelle has a great passion and drive for horses and teaching, and finds rewards in her work and training every day.
joie de vivre; n. [zhwah de veev-ra] enjoyment, Enjoyment of living; happiness, ebullience, zest for life.In English common usage, the
phrase is sometimes corrupted to joie de vie. This would translate to "joy of life" or "zest for life," rather than the more affirmative "joy of living.
WARNING: Under Louisiana law, an equine activity sponsor or equine professional is not liable for an injury to or the death of a participant in equine activities resulting from the inherent risks of equine activities, pursuant to R.S. 9:2795.3.
Welcome to Joie de Vivre Farm!
Joie de VIvre Farm is a Hunter, Jumper, and Dressage competitive riding stables and horse boarding facility located in Upper Lafayette, Louisiana. JDV offers beginner thru advanced English riding lessons of all ages, and offers a peaceful quiet facility to board your horse regardless of your riding discipline. JDV regularly attends local to national rated Hunter Jumper shows, and is an active participant in several of the associations nearby. Whether your just looking to learn how to ride, need somewhere to keep your horse, or have aspirations of ribbons in the competitive arena, we have a program personally suited for you.
Horses are not just a business for us, but a passion and way of life. We provide care and instruction in a safe, fun, family environment.
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