At an early age, Michael Hughes entered the horse world which he will go on to follow passionately and later become a professional rider. He started in the world of ponies, where his talent already stood out and after successfully transitioning to horses and starting to compete, he has proved his ability and willingness in the show ring.
Born in the USA but in order to develop his riding knowledge to a further level, he moved to Europe in 2016 at the age of 19. In the past few years he not only gained a lot of experience but also achieved several outstanding results in many 2* and 3* international shows for instance Grand Prix victories in Bonheiden, Valencia or Opglabbeek, and represented his country in the Nations Cup of Rotterdam.
He joined team Stephex in September 2020 with the aim of gathering, even more, learning experience and being able to work with the best riders of the world and add to the Stephex Success Stories.