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Elisabeth Halliday-Sharp

Hometown: Ocala, Fla. Birthday: 12/14/1978 Sport/Disciplines: Eventing

Elisabeth “Liz” Halliday-Sharp began riding when she was eight years old in California and was an active member the United States Pony Club. Halliday-Sharp moved to England in 2000 to work for famed eventer William Fox-Pitt and remained there to reach her goals. She progressed up the levels and gained her British Horse Society stages 1-4 and teaching qualification.

In addition to her equestrian pursuits, Halliday-Sharp was a professional racing driver in sportscar and GT endurance disciplines, competing from 1997 to 2010 before focusing on horses.

In 2020, Halliday-Sharp returned to the U.S. full-time, headquartering her operations in Ocala, Fla., and Lexington, Ky. She was named the World Equestrian Brands USEA Rider of the Year in 2020, becoming the first female athlete to win the award in 39 years.

Recent top results for Halliday-Sharp include a 10th-place finish at the 2021 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event CCI5* with Deniro Z, a fifth-place finish at the 2022 Longines Luhmühlen CCI5*-L with Cooley Quicksilver, and a win in the CCI4*-S at The Event at Rebecca Farm with Miks Master C in 2022.