LIZ HALLIDAY | Meet the rest of the team
Californian Liz Halliday is a unique sportswoman. Now based in Sussex, England, she has dedicated her life to the pursuit of not one but two international sporting careers. On the one hand she is an international equestrian in Three-Day Eventing, while on the other she is an international motor racing driver who competes in sportscar and GT endurance championships.
After many years of competing in both sports at a top level simultaneously, Liz recently began dedicating more time to her eventing pursuits, with an ultimate goal to one day claim a place on the USA Olympic team.
Liz began riding when she was eight years old in California, and soon found that most of her interest was in Dressage and Eventing. She was a member of the local Pony Club and competed in and qualified for the national championships multiple times as a member of the Southern California team. She also pursued Dressage from a young age and was a regular competitor around the circuit, leading to success at the Junior Dressage Championships in Los Angeles.
Liz first came to England eleven years ago to be a working pupil for Olympian William Fox-Pitt. She quickly realised that England was the best location from which to achieve her eventing and other equestrian goals, and over time has become home from home.
In just her first two years in the country, Liz progressed in eventing from Pre-Novice level up to Advanced and international 3*, and also gained her British Horse Society stages 1-4 and teaching qualification.
She now competes regularly at 3* level in eventing and has racked up an assortment of international placings in the sport over the years. She has trained up to Prix St. Georges level in Dressage, and is a successful member of both British Dressage and BSJA, ensuring she remains busy with a variety of competitions year round.
After recently taking over ownership of Chailey Stud, Liz’s main commitments this year are to develop the yard and focus on her horses – both in competition and training at home. She does, however, still find some time to do some motorsport, and also work in TV through commentary and presenting.
For the 2011 eventing season Liz currently has six horses to compete ranging from BE100 level up to Advanced. She is also always interested and available to take on new horses of all ages and levels for training and/or competition.
Please feel free to contact the team for more information or with any questions that you may have.
*For more information about Liz and her dual sporting careers, please visit www.lizhalliday.com