Meet Lizzy


National Competitor, Performer, Speaker, Clinician & Business Owner

EPN Global, Founder & Taiji Horsemanship, Founder


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LONGINES Masters of New York: IHSA Showcase Class
Union Dale, New York
April 26- April 28, 2019

IHSA Nationals – Team Competition & Cachione Cup
Syracuse, New York
May 2- May 6, 2019


Born without a left hand, horses provided Lizzy the gift of “Unconditional Acceptance”.   Lizzy will be forever grateful to these amazing animals and the entire equestrian community for the amazing journey, she has been on with her horses. Lizzy has always embraced life with a compassion, determination, work ethic and dignity that is beyond her years. She has wonderful results with her horses based on her love of her horses, effort to understand them and consistent and basic training approach. Born and raised on a sport horse breeding and training farm, she has always placed a priority on learning ….seeking out every and any learning opportunity made available. Lizzy is a nationally competitive rider in the jumpers, hunters, equitation and dressage, but show jumping is her passion. She has performed bridleless jumping, hippodrome, trick and roman riding routines at some of the biggest national and international equestrian events often times on young homebreds. She has been a national clinician at many of these venues as well with an extensive list of topics taught. Lizzy considers having horses in her life to be an incredible privilege and gift. She sees her most important roles as that of an advocate for ” The Horses” and “The Horse Industry”. Lizzy likes implementing and being a part of activities that can help to insure a quality of life for these amazing animals and contribute to the dedicated community and people around them.


Riding Portfolio



Credentials



Competitions


    • Longines New York – National Collegiate Equitation Class – 2nd place
    • USEF Talent Search National Final – 2017 & 2018
    • National INSA – individual Cacchione CupChampionship Class – 4th place
    • Upperville Jumper Classic Win
    • USHJA National Zone 2 A/O Jumper Champion
    • US National Junior Hunter Finals – top ten 2015 & 2016 on homebred
    • USHJA Children’s Jumper Championship
    • Winter Equestrian Festival
    • Global Dressage Festival
    • HITS Ocala
    • USEF Para Dressage National Championship & World Equestrian Games Qualifier
    • Dressage at Saratoga
    • USHJA Emerging Athletes Regionals
    • Capital Challenge – top ribbons
    • Winter Equestrian Festival – class wins
    • HITS Ocala – several championships and jumper classic wins
    • Upperville
    • Vermont Summer Series
    • Louden, Warrenton, Bluerock, Quentin, Brandywine Summer Series – championship & class wins


    Honors


    • 2018 Penn State Club Sports – female athlete of the year
    • Penn State Thon 48 hour Dance Marathon – Dancer – Biggest student philanthropy in country
    • Penn State Summer Founders Program New Business Incubator and Grant- selected participant
    • USHJA $25,000 Hamel Scholarship for Further Education
    • 2016 USEF Junior Equestrian of the Year
    • United States Hunter Jumper Association – 2015 Junior Sportsman (Nomination for USEF Jr. Sportsman)
    • USEF – 2015 Reserve Junior Sportsman
    • USHJA Emerging Athletes Program National Finalist – 2012 & 2013
    • Inspiration for and first receipient of USHJA “Living the Dream” grant
    • USHJA Emerging Athletes Nationals – 2015 – Stable Manager Grant & Sportsmanship award – voted on by attendants
    • Zone 2 George Morris Clinic Grant Receipient
    • Brandywine Valley Summers Series Horsemanship Award
    • Warrenton Horse Show Sportsmanship Award


    Events


    • Worked the following events as performer and/or clinician in broad range of topics:
    • World Equestrian Games – invited performer and clinician for duration of games with bridleless, roman riding, hippodrome, liberty and trick trained horses
    • Tommie Turvey’s Night of Amazing Horses National Tour – 5 years
    • Devon
    • Breyerfest
    • Equine Affaire
    • The Royal
    • Central Florida Expo
    • Chicago Theatre Equus
    • CanAm Equine Emporium
    • Midwest Horse Fair
    • Sussex County Fair & Horse Show
    • Illinois Horse Expo
    • Pennsylvania Horse World Expoo
    • Maryland Horse World Expo
    • New York Horse Expo
    • North Carolina Horse Expo
    • Brandywine Summer Series
    • PATH Convention
    • Penn State
    • Numerous Private & Regional Functions



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    My Projects


    Taiji Horsemanship

    FREE Horsemanship Training Series.... applicable to all levels of riding..cited by several sources as "Best on Internet"

    Taiji Horsemanship

    Balance is at the heart of all that I do with horses....keeping them sound, supple, fit and confident and staying balanced as a rider. Taiji is the exercises I use every day!

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    EPN Global

    EPN Global provides high performance equestrians integrated business management systems

    EPN Global

    EPN Global is all about having the management tools that save time and make money while insuring great horse care and client experience, while also putting all the resources you need at your fingertips and providing network to get horses in best possible homes.

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    Equine Vision Capital

    Responsible for Horse and Business Management. Working on expansion to Ocala Florida market

    Equine Vision Fund

    Equine Vision hopes to provide avenues for investors to invest in developing riders and high performance horses in a manner that puts a boundary on investor liability through an equity fund, partnerships and syndicates.


    EPN Global Applications


    Lizzy's List

    Lizzy's List is the "Craigslist" for our equestrian community...THE "Go To" directory for all things horses!

    Lizzy's List

    Lizzy's List is a comprehensive equestrian classified website serving our equestrian community. It provide for the marketing needs of equestrian professionals at a low cost and provide a single source for horse resources.

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    GoHorse.Pro

    "Corporate Quality" Integrated staff, client, sales, horse management, marketing and accounting application

    GoHorse.Pro

    Go Horse Pro is the first corporate quality management system providing High Performance Equestrian Business billable activity tracking, invoicing and accounting systems, horse care management, tools for proving info to clients and staff and marketing on a single dashboard

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    HorseWeb.Gold

    EPN Global provides high performance equestrians integrated business management systems

    HorseWeb.Gold

    A HorseWeb.Gold is a website that has dynamic auto updates of instagram posts, youtube videos, social media post and horse for sale, enter in GoHorse.Pro or LizzysList.Org. Imagine a farm website that is always up to date!

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    Taiji Horsemanship


    Taiji – Obtaining your supreme ultimate as a result of perfect balance and harmony!


    Founded March 28, 2009.
    The IN Sync Series (Five Modules- shown below) was released November 9, 2011

    After two years of intensive planning, video taping and editing the Taiji Horsemanship In Sync Training Series was released. It is truly “THE Tools and Exercises” that I use to start and maintain all my horses! It takes the skills and experiences from the many worlds that I am a part of….perfomance, liberty and trick training, hunter & jumper training and upper level dressage training ….making it a very unique and effective program. Started when I was only 11 and completed at age 13, I can assure it is a training progression, that is super easy to follow. Using the In Sync tools…I competed my young horse purchased as an unbroke two year old (who is now 6 years old) to top ribbons at this years National Junior Hunter Finals, had one of the highest national FEI junior rider dressage tests in (2014), won a Junior Jumper class at the USHJA Zone 2 Jumper Championship(2015) and have performed and taught bridleless riding at many of the biggest equine events nationally and internationally.As a national competitor, this is what I am still using today to train high hunters, jumpers, dressage, bridleless, trick and liberty horses.


    Taiji Horsemanship IN SYNC Series


    The basic tools that are at the heart of ALL my training!

    No matter how hard the task at hand I am always revisiting the basics to retain a strong foundation of training!

    Wish your horse always stood quietly watching you ready to do what ever you might ask?

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    Would like to know every time you mount your horse young or old…you have control?

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    Wouldn’t it be awesome if your horse could be confident no matter what?

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    There is hands, legs and seat…..but above all else, the most important tool and aid is balance!

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    4 simple exercises for soundness, suppleness, strenght, balance & responsiveness for babies to high performance!

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    Created For:

    • Equestrian Youth Groups
    • 4-H Clubs
    • Pony Clubs
    • Riders of all ages!
    • Young OR Seasoned Horses
    Since July 2009
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    Registered Participants from ALL over the world!

    Materials:

    • For your convenience each module is broken down into 3-5 minute clips!
    • Download the Related Brochure
    • Take a little online quiz at the end!
    • Get a certificate for each module passed!

    Video Playlists


    My Olympic Quest



    Since the time I was little…even when I found myself jumping more jumps then my pony tumbling onto the other side, while he stood quietly on the front side looking at me, I would see myself one day on that Olympic podium with a gold medal around my neck. I believe in this dream and no matter what……. plan to embrace the journey!


    Growing Up Lizzy!


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    Testimonials

    Our afternoon with Lizzy Traband…..My daughters are nervous to meet her. Lizzy was featured in American Girl magazine, and it feels like we’re meeting a celebrity. Once they meet her, there’s nothing to worry about. She’s offering treats and friendship at the first encounter. For a whole afternoon, the girls follow Lizzy around. You don’t notice that she has one hand: she’s cleaning out stalls, feeding her horses, and performing tricks with her pony, Puddles. The whole time, Lizzy’s teaching me all about her technique called Taiji Horsemanship. It’s a method. Her principles are simple: kindness, stillness, communication, simplicity. She teaches that “failure is a requirement of success” and that “you need a plan so you can ride with purpose.” Lizzy takes her time, steps back, and revisits simple rules. She lives out her own method. As we drink lemonade together in the barn, I think more about what I’ve observed here: Kindness, stillness, communication, and simplicity between horse and rider. It’s not just about horses; I realize the power of these principles in mothering and friendship. I think about a writer’s relationship to her own words or a photographer’s interaction with the natural world. I move out across the landscape more quietly, more kindly. With this kind of stillness and simplicity, the colors do indeed seem all the more vibrant.
    Heather HollemenWriter of "Living with Flair"

    Lizzy was born and raised on Carousel Farm, her family’s farm in Centre Hall, PA.  On over 105 acres, Lizzy has always considered the farm to be the most amazing playground in the world and more importantly a place for both her horses and her horses to call “home”. Lizzy manages herd care and assist with billing and data tracking. Lizzy was instrumental in the purchase of land next to the new World Equestrian Center in Ocala Florida for future expansion of Carousel Farm activities into the international high performance sport horse industry.


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    I want to see every horse, rider, professional and all members of our equestrian community on an amazing journey!

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