Professional dual sportswoman Liz Halliday begins her 2012 Eventing season at Tweseldown next week (March 8th) following a breathlessly busy winter for the British-based Californian.
Halliday, who combines careers as a racecar driver and 3-Day Eventer, has invested considerable time in her burgeoning Chailey Stud Equestrian Centre over recent months. Acquired in December 2010, the East Sussex facility has continued to flourish, with a number of new liveries added and further improvements made to the 15-acre site over the winter.
Meanwhile Liz has remained competition sharp by participating in several combined training shows, ranking in the top-three throughout. She also attended the British Dressage Regional Championships and had an impressive 5th place result with Baloo (Darola Diamond) in what was a large and competitive class.
And there was more good news recently as Cooley (HHS Cooley) featured prominently in Horse & Hound, Britain’s longest-running equestrian publication, following a sparkling run of dressage successes.
Liz Halliday: “I am really pleased with the way that Cooley, Baloo and all the horses have been going this winter. I am especially thrilled with 5th place at the Dressage Regional Championships as Baloo is a big horse and still young so it has taken him some time to settle into himself. I owe a lot to my sponsors ArcEquine as their micro current technology has completely changed his way of going and has made him so much more relaxed recently! I also need to thank Cyclo-ssage as we wouldn’t go anywhere without our massage rug – it makes such a difference to the horses and their way of going.”
Liz is now preparing in earnest for the new Eventing season which will begin at Tweseldown on March 8. It marks the start of a busy 2012 campaign for Halliday, who will combine her equestrian challenges with a full-time return to motorsport in the Lotus Cup UK championship.
“While the winter months are often a quieter time on most yards, Chailey Stud has been very busy! We have had a lot of horses in work preparing for the season, and it is also gratifying to see the work that we have put into the property beginning to pay off with an increase in liveries, lesson clients and school bookings.
“I’m really excited to be competing again at Tweseldown next week. We enjoyed ourselves there last year, so I’m hoping for better still this time. It will certainly be good to get the Eventing season underway and head into the spring months.”