Western Instructor for Speed, All-Around, and Stock/Ranch Horse
Liz began riding when she was 3, competing at 8 and started out doing playdays, open horse shows, and through 4-H. Then Liz got into mounted drill and was on the Brazos County Faith Riders team. At about the same time, she started competing in Ranch horse events and fell in love with it. Along with showing horses in 4-H Liz was also involved in Horse Judging, winning the Texas State Horse Judging contest in 2016. In addition to riding and showing her own horses, she competed in the Interscholastic Equestrian Association, where you ride horses donated to the competition and are judged on your ability to show an unknown horse. Through IEA, she learned how to adapt to different horses, and even made it to the National competition, earning Reserve Champion in Open Reining. After graduating, Liz spent some time working for a cutting horse trainer as a loper, learning the fundamentals of a competitive performance horse, as well as serving as the assistant coach to the Brazos County 4-H Horse Judging Team. “I’ve always had a love for horses, especially training and showing them, as well as passing along my knowledge to others,” said Liz.
Favorite quote: “Practice like you’ve never won, compete like you’ve never lost.”