Michele McLeod moved from Temecula, California, to Whitesboro, Texas, in 2005 to train barrel horses full time. She owns and operates Michele McLeod Barrel Horses with her husband, John, and daughters Jenna, Katelyn, and Lindsey.
Michele McLeod started hitting the rodeos in May of 2013 aboard Slick By Design (owned by Charlie Cole and Jason Martin of Highpoint Performance Horses). She quickly moved up the world standings from 114th place to 30th, 16th and finally, by the end of September 2013, she ended the rodeo season sitting 5rd in the world. In 2014 she was 4th in the world and had the fastest time of the entire WNFR on Kellies Chick. Michele wrapped up the 2015 season placing 5th in the world standings, winning 2 rounds at the WNFR and placing in 4 other rounds aboard Slick By Design.
Major attributes include: Winning the Future Fortunes aboard Blue Moon Fling at the 2010 BFA, 2012 AQHA Intermediate Barrel Racing World Champion aboard Cajun Perks on Fire, Old Fort Days Derby winner aboard Slick By Design, 2013 Snake River Stampede Rodeo Champion on Slick By Design, 2013 Justin Boot Championships Barrel Racing Champion, 2013 All American Quarter Horse Congress Barrel Racing Sweepstakes Champion aboard Kellies Chick, 2015 San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo.