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Meet Lizzy


Rider, Trainer, Competitor, Clinician & Performer

When the history books get written, I want to be remembered as..

” A Great Horseman!”



Next Event


Bluegrass Festival Horse Show
National Pre-Green Incentive Final
July 28 – Aug 2, 2015

Warrenton Horse Show
International Hunter Futurity
Sept. 2-6, 2015

Devon Fall Classic
Zone 2 Jumper Finals
Sept. 10-13, 2015

About


INSPIRE, EDUCATE & ENTERTAIN…. is what Lizzy likes to do with her horses. Born with only one hand, she embraces life with a compassion, determination 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 opportunity made available. Lizzy is a nationally competitive rider in the hunters, jumpers and dressage and has performed bridleless jumping, hippodrome 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.

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 her horses to call “home”.

Credentials

Competitions


  • US National Junior Hunter Finals
  • 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
  • Upperville
  • Vermont Summer Series
  • Louden
  • Warrenton
  • Bluerock
  • Quentin
  • Brandywine Summer Series

Honors


  • 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


  • World Equestrian Games
  • Tommie Turvey’s Night of Amazing Horses
  • Devon
  • Breyerfest
  • Equine Affaire
  • 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


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!



Thank You!!!!

Over the years, I have had the opportunity to meet and work with some amazing people. I have met some of the countries best riders, trainers, competitors and entertainers. I have met the heads of major companies from around the world. They all have one thing in common, they are passionate about what they are doing and their success wasn’t by chance. They work hard to do what they do well. They had people who taught them what they know and helped them along the way. The very best are always willing to take what they have learned and share it with others with good intentions.

Taiji Horsemanship


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


Founded March 28, 2009.
The IN Sync Series was released November 9, 2011

In Sync Training 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 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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Theres hands, legs and seat…..but above all else the most important tool and aid is balance!

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Only 4 simple exercises to break horses, teach youngsters & keep seasoned horses prepped?

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Created For:

  • Equestrian Youth Groups
  • 4-H Clubs
  • Pony Clubs
  • Riders of all ages!
  • Young OR Seasoned Horses
Since July 2014
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New 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!

Our Entire Club of 40+ kids passed!

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Over 100 Kids in our area passed all 5 modules!

E-mail me a your list .......I might just have to travel to your area to provide a FREE one day riding clinic for your club to the first group to complete this goal! If your groups is outside the US will have to provide transportation and housing!

Good Job!

Lizzy

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Special Reward for completing ALL 5 Modules!


I Passed all 5 modules!

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I Passed......

Email us your name and address. We will send you a taiji necklace in acknowledgement of your great work!

Congratulations,

Lizzy

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Over 100 Kids in our area passed all 5 modules!

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Over 100 Kids in our area passed all 5 modules!

E-mail me your list. I might just have to travel to your area to do a FREE 2 day riding clinic to the first region to complete the challenge! If your groups is outside the US you will have to provide transportation and housing!

Great Job!

Lizzy

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EPN


Coming Soon!

EPN is my latest project. EPN was founded two years ago after watching my mentor, Elizabeth Solter struggle with billing, marketing and networking. EPN is a company with the goal of providing tools using the latest technology to make management, marketing and networking as easy as possible for equestrian professions. One tool is in beta testing and a second is under development. We have some cool stuff in the works…….you will have to wait and see!

Heather42
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"

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