Elisabeth Halliday

Hometown: Lexington, Ky. Birthday: 12/14/1978 Sport/Disciplines: Eventing

California-born Elisabeth “Liz” Halliday began riding when she was 8 years as an active member the United States Pony Club. Halliday moved to England in 2000 to work for famed eventer William Fox-Pitt and was based in Europe for many years before bringing her operation to the U.S. with locations in Ocala, Florida, and Lexington, Kentucky, in 2020. That same year, she earned the distinction of USEA Rider of the Year after racking up nine wins and 23 total top-ten finishes at FEI competitions over the season.

Halliday achieved her first CCI5*-L completion in 2016 at the Kentucky Three-Day Event with Deborah Halliday's HHS Cooley. She has also brought numerous horses to top-ten finishes at the level, including Ocala Horse Properties, LLC's Deniro Z, The Monster Partnership's Cooley Quicksilver, and The Nutcracker Syndicate's Cooley Nutrcracker.

In 2023, she brought Deborah Palmer's and Ocala Horse Properties, LLC's Miks Master C to his CCI5*-L debut at the Kentucky Three-Day Event where they finished in third-place overall and were reserve champions in the USEF CCI5*-L Eventing National Championship. In 2023, the pair were the Adequan USEA Advanced National Champions at the American Eventing Championships.

Halliday has represented the U.S. Eventing Team in several FEI Nations Cup competitions, including the 2022 CCIO4*-S at Bromont in Canada, where she rode Miks Master C to individual victory and led the U.S. team to secure the win. In 2023, the pair were part of the silver medal-winning team at the Pan American Games in Santiago, Chile.

Halliday continued her consistency in 2024, marking several top results with both Cooley Nutcracker and Miks Master C, with a top-ten finish coming for Cooley Nutcracker at the Kentucky Three-Day Event CCI5*-L in April. The pair were named as traveling reserves for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games. 

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