Awards and Honours


Victorian Sports Person of the Year – Michelle received the Governor’s Award


Australian Institute of Sport – Best Sporting Moment of the Year

The Australian Newspaper – Australian of the Year

InStyle Magazine – Women of Style, Sport Award

Cosmopolitan Woman of the Year 2016 – Michelle nominated for Sportswoman of the year

Cosmopolitan Magazine, Australia – Front Cover

Victorian institute of Sport – Co-Winner of Best Sports Person of the Year

Australian Racing Hall of Fame – Michelle to be inducted into the Hall of Fame, Chairman’s Award

Victorian Honour Roll of Women – Michelle nominated for the Victorian Honour Roll of Women

Melbourne Moomba Festival – Michelle and her brother Stevie were crowned King and Queen


The Sport Australia Hall of Fame – Hall of Fame Don Prize for the athlete or team who most inspired the nation

The International Longines Ladies Awards – Held in Washington celebrating women who have consistently achieved at the highest level within the equestrian world.


The film of her extraordinary life Ride Like a Girl will debut in September –  Directed by Rachel Griffiths and produced by Richard Keddy, starring Teresa Palmer, Sam Neil and Stevie Payne as himself.