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Elisabeth Halliday-Sharp
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Elisabeth Halliday-Sharp
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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.

Halliday-Sharp has tallied several top results with her horses in recent years. She produced Cooley Quicksilver throughout his eventing career, highlighted by a seventh-place finish in the 2018 FEI WBFSH World Breeding Eventing Championships for Young Horses. In 2019, the pair finished second in the Ocala International CCI3*-L.

With Deniro Z, Halliday-Sharp won the Advanced at Pine Top in 2019 and went on to win the CCI4*-S at both Great Meadow International and Unionville in 2020. Halliday-Sharp has also had numerous succeesses with her longtime partner, Fernhill By Night. In 2018, the pair won the Advanced at Pine Top and the CCI4*-S at the Ocala Jockey Club Three-Day Event. In 2019, they won the Carolina International CCI4*-S, and in 2020, took first place in the CCI4*-S at Stable View Oktoberfest.

In 2020, Halliday-Sharp returned to the U.S. full-time, headquartering her operations in Lexington, Kentucky.