Cyril Pittion-Rossillon with Michelle Grald

Cyril Pittion-Rossillon hails from Paris, France, where he earned his Riding Master Degree from the French National Equestrian School. Pittion-Rossillon was trained under members of French Olympic Team and competed in both the French Equestrian Federation Open Jumper Circuit and eventing to the Preliminary level. In addition, he is a USDF, FEI, USEA, USEF Hunter/Equitation, and USEF WDAA World Champion & Horse of the Year coach. He lives in Florida with his wife horsewoman Lynn Palm (

Michelle Grald is a horsewoman and a writer who enjoys blending these two passions to illuminate and inspire fellow equestrians. She received her education at Emerson College in Boston, graduating as valedictorian with a degree in speech and mass communication. Professionally, she has been a copywriter, marketing manager, graphic designer, book compositor, equestrian trail event director, and journalist. As a lifelong equestrian, she has explored many disciplines and particularly enjoys classical dressage, Centered Riding, and especially, endurance and distance trail riding. She is an American Endurance Ride Conference Trail Master and avid advocate for equestrian trails and open space.