Michael Burnett

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Michael has earned multiple top-3 finishes at the highly acclaimed Spruce Meadows Tournaments in Calgary Canada as well as winning numerous Welcome Stakes and Open Jumper Classics in his young career. In 2021, Michael added eight grand prix victories to his resume along with 14 top-three grand prix placings. Michael continues to bring his horses up the ranks, earning close to a million dollars in jumper money to date [2021].

Michael earned the individual Bronze Medal at the Platinum Zone 5 Jumper Championships aboard Windara Farms’ Luxus Liner S. In addition to his main grand prix mount, Chagrand, Michael has a talent for bringing along younger mounts like Luxus Liner S and VDL Ivar.

Burnett’s program is dedicated to the details and concentrates on one-on-one training for both riders and horses. Flatwork is essential and the fitness of the horses is key. Burnett is very disciplined when it comes to riding and is passionate about his goals. His riders love his focused attention and the success that follows.

While on the road, Burnett Farm employs a seasoned manager to handle all aspects of the care of the facility, horses, and riders staying at home. Michael spends a good part of the winter in Wellington, Florida, competing among the best riders in the world. His program welcomes serious riders and horses of all levels for training and showing.

Career Highlights:



  • 1st- $30,000 Brownland Grand Prix
  • 1st- 2 weeks in a row $15,000 Maffitt Lake Grand Prix
  • 1st- $20,000 Midstates Grand Prix
  • 1st- $20,000 HITS Culpeper Grand Prix
  • 1st- $25,000 HITS Saugerties
  • 2nd- $25,000 World Equestrian Center
  • 2nd- $50,000 Lamplight Grand Prix
  • 3rd - $25,000 Devon Fall1st- 1.40m at WEF


  • Individual Bronze Medal $25,000 Platinum Zone 5 Jumper Championships
  • 1st- $10,000 Dec. St Louis Grand Prix
  • 1st- Welcome Stake Maffitt Lake
  • 2nd- Welcome Stake Brownland
  • 3rd- $15,000 Maffitt Lake Grand Prix
  • 3rd- $20,000 Midstates Grand Prix
  • Champion 1.30m Jumpers /HITS Culpeper
  • 35m Class winner/ World Equestrian Center


  • 1st- Welcome Stake Swan Lake PA
  • 1st- $20,000 Midstates Grand Prix
  • 1st and 3rd in 1.40m Devon Fall Classic
  • 1st- 1.30m HITS Chicago


  • 1st- 1.25m Jumper Stake / Midstates and Maffitt Lake
  • 2nd- 1.20m Great Lakes Equestrian Festival


  • 1stPlace $30,000 Brownland Summer Grand Prix
  • 3rdPlace $30,000 Welcome Stake at Great Lakes
    Equestrian Festival
  • 3rdPlace $50,000 Buckeye Nutrition Grand Prix
    World Equestrian Center
  • 3rdPlace $50,000 Boehringer Ingelheim Grand
    Prix at HITS Balmoral
  • 7thPlace Finish in the FEI 2* with a $50,000
    Columbus International Grand Prix at Split Rock Jumping Tour
  • 7thPlace $50,000 Meijer Grand Prix at Great
    Lakes Equestrian Festival
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Previous Years

  • 2nd - $100,000 International Omaha Speed Class Final in 2018 - Iron
  • 1st - $30,000 The Rescue Ride Grand Prix
  • 1st - $25,000 Harvest Grand Prix

Before starting in the jumpers, Michael won many junior hunter championships and equitation classes in the Midwest and south.  He won multiple Show Jumping Hall of Fame Junior/Amateur Jumper Classics before moving into the Grand Prix ring, where he successfully rode to approximately 40 top 3 Grand Prix finishes.

Michael also coaches his students to top finishes in the hunters, jumpers and equitation. See their accomplishments here.