Hometown: Las Vegas, Nev. Birthday: 8/7/1987 Sport/Disciplines: Jumping
As a youth athlete, Bliss Heers trained under Hap Hansen in Southern California. In addition to competing on the North American circuit, Heers has been a successful competitor in Europe for many years with numerous top results in the Young Horse division. She splits her time between North America and Europe.
Heers has had major wins over the years, including The Hollywood Reporter Trophy at the 2014 Longines Los Angeles Masters and in 2015 the CSI3*at Herflumagle, Denmark, both with Contendra 22. Heers also won the 2015 3* Riders Cup Grand Prix at Herlflumagle with Cortina 179. Recent wins for Heers include the 2021 $50,000 Adequan® WEF Challenge Round 4 CSI4*; the 2019 CSI3* Table A at Lier, Belgium; and the 2019 Spruce Meadows Continental CSI5* with Antidote de Mars.
Heers made her NetJets® U.S. Jumping Team debut at the 2021 FEI Jumping Nations Cup Wellington CSIO4*, where her double-clear rounds with Antidote de Mars helped the team claim top honors.
In 2022, Heers had a strong start to the season as a member of the NetJets U.S. Jumping Team in FEI Jumping Nations Cup of Knokke – Hippique CSIO5* with Antidote de Mars. She additionally earned a second-place in the CSI5* Vancouver – Langley BC Grand Prix with Goodbye. Heers and Antidote de Mars were third in the Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of Valkenswaard CSI5*, followed by a win in the San Miguel de Allende CSI5* Grand Prix.
Heers started 2023 with a third-place finish in the $146,000 Adequan® WEF Challenge Cup – Round XII CSI5* with Antidote de Mars during week 12 of the Winter Equestrian Festival. The pair helped the NetJets U.S. Jumping Team win the FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ of Mexico at San Miguel de Allende CSIO5*.