On 2/25, Debbie sustained two lumbar fractures and a concussion when the horse that she was riding spooked and bolted toward a paved road. Debbie opted to bail out and was injured in the process. She took several weeks to recuperate, then got back to the gym, slowly building back her fitness, and started riding very carefully at the end of the March. She is now riding regularly on the schooling horses at Stono River Riding Academy - here she is pictured on Wyatt after a lesson with David Folden.
Meanwhile Biara G, pictured below, is being ridden by the skillful Lauren Palmer, who was Michelle's assistant until she started her own business recently. Lauren traveled with Debbie to Europe last summer as well as to the 2015 Para Dressage Nationals in Texas.