Training

Liz and Steeped in Luck catapulted into the limelight- 2nd place in their first CDI! Tryon 2017.

Customized Training Programs

Liz is widely regarded as one of the most talented young professionals in the United States. She has trained and competed multiple horses to the international levels, many of whom came to her as problem horses or with minimal training. Liz truly believes in treating each horse as an individual and not rushing them because they are a certain age or are talented.Ā Her training program is based off the scheduleĀ she learned while training at Carl Hesterā€™s yard in England- two days of ring work, one day of a lighter ride which may be hacking or hill work or cavalettis, two more days of ring work, another light day and then a full day of rest.

Below are just a few of theĀ benefits for horses in full training board:

-Half-day turnout in grass or limited grass turnouts of varying size depending on horse’s needs
-Option of grain free, non-GMO diet
-Hay is fed in slow feed haynetsĀ to promote a healthy digestive system and minimize chances of ulcers
-Checked every day for muscle soreness, potential saddle fit problems, ulcer points
-Stretching before every ride with a variety of stretching techniques designed to target potential problem areas (poll, neck, back, sacroiliac joint)
-SpecialĀ attention is given to the horseā€™s overall mood and general well being (if anyone is pinning their ears back, we want to know why)
-Horses are given treats (we like to use the BioStar Bites or MetaBites) throughout their workouts for positive reinforcement and to encourageĀ their enthusiastic participation and eagernessĀ in training and learning new things
-Monthly massage and/or chiropractic is encouragedĀ (these horses are top athletes and should be treated as such)
-Products like Sore-No-More and Traumeel are applied to any sore areas
-Option of having horseā€™s legsĀ iced after every ride

Liz helps this 11-year-old prodigy at the Courtney King-Dye Horsemastership Week where Liz was a guest instructor in 2016

Riding Lessons

Liz has had the opportunity to teach a wide variety of students: beginner to Grand Prix and seven-years-old to seventy.Ā She hasĀ helpedĀ more thanĀ a dozen students earn their USDF bronze, silver and gold medals and most recently coached her 17-year-old working student to her bronze medal and a place on the USDF Region 2 Junior Team at the 2018 North American Youth Championships. Liz is a succinct, patient, encouraging teacher, and truly believes she can make a huge difference for every rider. Please inquire for availability.

In the winter, Liz usually heads south and operates her business in Wellington, Florida.

If you are interested in lessons or training, please contact Liz for current rates and availability.