Michelle Baker is one of Australia's most accomplished and decorated FEI Dressage riders and needs no introduction. For those lucky enough to have spent time with Michelle will know her for her gentle and kind demeanor that transcends through all she does from training, riding and teaching. Beyond her success, we are thrilled to support Michelle as she embodies everything that is most important to us at BARE; kindness, humility and a passion to be the best version of yourself.
"I am very much looking forward to becoming a Bare ambassador. I love the quality, comfort, style and affordability of Bare products. I also have so much respect for the founder Hollie and her philosophy regarding kindness, sustainability, support of equestrian sports and the desire to produce the very best product possible."
Quick Questions with Michelle
WHAT EQUESTRIAN ACHIEVEMENT ARE YOU MOST PROUD OF?
I am proud that I have become a successful Grand Prix rider, but more importantly I pride myself on putting the horse’s physical and emotional well being above my ambitions. I hope I can inspire, that success and a happy healthy partner, go hand in hand.
HOW DO YOU STAY MOTIVATED?
I love my job so I don’t struggle with motivation.
WHAT IS YOUR BEST COMPETITION DAY TIP OF ADVICE?
Best tip for competing is to be well prepared and organised. Discover your best competition mindset and implement strategies that help you acheive this. I compete best when I am focused, calm and enjoying myself.
Also never blame your horse. It’s your choice to compete so make your horse’s job easy.
DO YOU HAVE A PARTICULAR GOALS YOU'RE EXCITED ABOUT IN 2022?
Goals for the next couple of years with Puccini are to aim to consistently score over 70% at Grand Prix and then possibly look at some international competitions.
With Movie and Escala I hope to develop them towards Grand Prix in the next few years.
WHICH ARE YOUR FAVOURITE BARE PRODUCTS AND WHY?
I love Bare products but comfort in the saddle is a must. So my favourite product would have to be the performance tights. I spend a lot of time riding and they are extremly comfortable. I also wear them when I go to the gym, yoga, or pilates which is very convenient. I also love bare socks. They are supportive and comfortable, which when wearing top boots for hours everyday is important.
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