Ocala 2015

Stella Cadente was a rock star! She won the $7,500 M&S/Tuff Rider-Equine Couture Children’s Jumper Classic! So proud of her! Definitely earned her sweet pickles today. Thank you Paula Frohring and Kaleiscope Farm. She’s an incredible horse with so much personality. Huh made his debut in the competitive world at Ocala this year. What a terrific beginning! He brought home …

USHJA Outstanding Stable Manager & Sportsmanship Award at Nat’l EAP

Many,many thanks to USHJA and the wonderful group of people and sponsors who’ve made the EAP program such an exceptional program for the development of future professionals in the horse world. It is one of the very best experiences I’ve ever been a part of. The quality of everyone involved and the education and guidance they provided was amazing. Thank …

USEF Reserve National Junior Sportmans Award

I want to thank USEF for honoring me with the USEF Reserve National Junior Sportsman Award for 2014. Having grown up on a horse farm, I’ve been blessed to be involved with every aspect of horse care and training. It is so rewarding to work with the young ones and watch them develop into a jumper, hunter, or maybe even …

USHJA National Junior Sportsman Award

What an incredible evening! What an honor to receive the Junior sportsman Award! USHJA has become such a significant part of my life. The organization has made possible so many opportunities for me to develop as a rider and horseman.Its programs like “Living The Dream”, EAP, grants, clinics, and, especially, access to top level professionals have helped so many young …

George Morris Clinic

Oct 10-12 I love riding in a George Morris clinic. I always come away feeling as though he’s helped me take my riding to a higher level. He’s absolutely one of the best in this sport.

Devon Fall Classic

Sept 10-14 This was one of the saddest times of my life. My trainer and life long friend, Elizabeth Solters, passed away. She had been battling cancer for the past two years. The hole it has left in mine and my family’s life is immense. It’s hard to imagine the future with out her. I am truly grateful for the …

Childrens Jumper Regional Champinship

Sept 4-7 Thank you Joe Fargis for all you’ve done to help me with my riding. Elizabeh said you were the one to go to and she was so right. It has been challenging working with my new arm and a new horse at the same time but you’ve really helped me improve.

Lizzy rides her 2 year stud colt to IHF 2 year old Performance Championship

I was so proud of Haldn (Ezio) at the International Hunter Futurity. His dam, SchoenPrincess is a full sister to Schoenrsa, my bridleless exhibition mount at 2010 WEG. I currently have three offspring by SchoenPrincess, that I own and have trained, Haldon, Helios and Huh. I broke Haldon this summer. He is an awesome horse…smart, good mind, good mover and …

All 5 Carousel Farm riders win Tricolors at Kocker Horse “AA” Show

After being away for the entire winter and spring, our clients decided it was time to go to a show close to home. All of our farm clients …Megan Perdew, Taylor Shearers and Heather Spagnlio were champion or reserve in their prospective divisions. I piloted Whiskey Roxs and Olive O also to championships. It was awesome for my mom. Go …

Lizzy and Ucari ride to 70.3 in FEI junior rider test!!

One week after the Gladstone Team Selection trials, upon the reccomendation of a top US Dressage rider, I rode the FEI junior rider test to get a score on these tests on record. Ucari and I rode a flawless test to earn an excellent score of 70.3 on the FEI junior rider test. He definitely earned his bananas today.

WEF 2014

A huge thank you to Helene Bergstrom for not only letting me ride her dressage horse, Ucari, but for all of her incredible coaching. I learned so much from you! Thank you for believing in me.

Instruction with Wes Dunham

Thank you so much Wes for all your help and guidance and time in turning me into a dressage rider. You are so knowledgeable about the sport and the para-olympics. I feel I am really progressing in my efforts because of you and your belief in me. Thank you for all you’ve done.

Visit Taylored Sportsman

Dec 14 Really big thanks to Louise Serio and Tailored Sportsman. I’m out growing every every thing so fast this past year so it was a huge help to be able to get some riding pants and jackets that fit the new me. Thank you,thank you, thank you!

Peurto Rico

Nov. We had a great time in Puerto Rico with Elizabeth and her family. Lots of fun family adventures and beach time with everyone. It was a wonderful way to spend Thanksgiving.

EAP Nationals

Nov 13-17 What an incredible program this is! This is my second year to make it to the EAP finals. It is such a wonderful learning experience to get to work with such top notch people in the sport. It is also a great chance to meet and make friends with riders from other parts of the country. Thank you …

George Morris Clinic

Nov 8-10 This was my first chance to participate in a George Morris clinic. It was everything I’d hoped it would be. He’s so good at what he does. I learned so much from him. Thank you USEF for the grant you gave me that enabled me to do this.

Capital Challenge

Sept 30 – Oct 6 Thank you Elizabeth for all your help and coaching.

Training in Maryland

Sept 25-28, 2013 Time spent at Amberley Farm is always time well spent. Elizabeth, you always help me improve my riding. More than that, it’s always fun when our families get together. Thanks for all your help.

Vermont

July 1-14 Love my time as a working student with Elizabeth. Really enjoying competing in the jumper classes.

Regional EAP

June 25-29 EAP Regionals Love the opportunity to work with Karen Healey again. She is such a terrific instructor. This is my second regional EAP with her. I always come away feeling that I’ve made significant gains in my riding skills in my time spent with her.

WEF 2013

Jan.-Feb. Was a working student for my trainer, Elizabeth Solters for the first six weeks of the circuit. This is the second year I’ve worked for her. She’s such an amazing rider. I’m really enjoying my transition into jumpers. My mare, Whiskey, and Kaleidoscope Farm’s mare, Stella Cadente have been consistently in the ribbons.

WEF – Dressage with Helene

Feb – March 17 I’ve continued to show some in the jumpers and hunters but my main focus now is on Dressage and the Para-olympics to try to make it to the world games in France. Para-Dressage is the only equine sport offered so I’m going to try my best to make the para-team. I’ve got two incredible people helping …

florida with karl

nov 25-27 Thank you Karl for finding Whiskey Rocs for me. She’s so atheletic and has so much heart! Can’t wait to compete on her in Florida at WEF!

Warrenton

August 28-Sept 2 Olive O Many thanks again to the Steffan family for letting me ride Olive O in the Children’s Hunter Classic on Friday night. She won the championship, as she has done so many times before. She is such a joy to ride. She also did well in the Sat. night classic. Due to pilot error, she dropped …

Training with Louise

May 3-5, 2012 I took a few of my horses to Louise’s farm to take some lesson’s with her and to let her see some of the babies I’m working with. She really liked Huh. I really do too. I think he has a lot of potential.

national eap

nov 15-18 The EAP National Finals! What a great experience! I learned so much and met so many new friends from the riding world.

visit harry delair & snowy

What a pleasure to get to meet Harry Delair and to visit his farm. He is a living legend. He was so personable and I loved his stories.

Taiji Camp

July 22 – 28 What a great group of girls came to camp. They were like a group of sponges wanting to learn everything they could to improve their riding skills and learn new things, like trick training, as well.Some of them even got up two hours early every day to help work out our competition horses before the activities …

Hoosier Horse Fair

April 13-15, 2012 On the road again! My little troop of ponies and horses just finished a weekend at the Hoosier’s Horse fair.It’s quite a large complex of show grounds there. They are completely rebuilding their arena so the expo performances were held instead in one of their exhibition halls. I was the youngest clinician and performer there. The clinics …

PATH Conference – Keynote Speaker

I was truly honored to be asked to be the keynote speaker at the PATH conference held in MD this year.It’s a nationwide organization whose members run therapeutic riding programs throughout the United States. This wonderful group of people work with all ages and all kinds of disabilities in an equine setting. They wanted me to talk about my own …

Winter Equestrian Festival (video)

We are currently at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, FL. We arrived on February 3 and will be in Florida until end of season. I am here as a working student for Louise Serio. LaSanta and Valido made the trip to Florida with me. I rode my very first jumper classe ever on Valido. He was second in our …

Way to GO Charles Owens Helmet Company

It was so nice meeting Roy, the owner of Charles Owens helmets. I love the Charles Owens helmets. They are attractive and safe. We learned how to properly fit helmets. Thank You Charles Owens for making such a great helmet! Lizzy

LaSanta arrives at Carousel Farm

While we were at Equine Extravaganza…..LaSanta arrived from British Columbia, Vancouver.  Thank you to Lisa for meeting the horse van and getting him settled into his new home!  I couldn’t wait to get home to welcome to our farm!  Lizzy

Selection of “Helios” from Broad Hill Run Farm

Several years ago, my mom gave a good friend her best broodmares in exchange for some offspring.  This fall we brought home a little chestnut yearling with a back leg injury.  His back leg should be fine, but is going to require daily care for quite some time.    He will be my project.  He is IHF nominated.  I am …

The Trampoline

I am sort of a fitness nut. I like my horses fit and I like to be fit. I run and bike….but the other thing I like to do is bounce on the trampoline. In the summer, I recruit whoever I can to bounce with me. It is so much fun! With the arrival of our new intern Bailey…..I have …

The Climb – 2010 Illinois Horse Festival (video)

We spent 5 days in Illinois for the Illinois Horse Fair. I performed with Toby and Rosie in their night time show. I also helped Tommie with demos. The days were long, but we had fun. It was really tough for Karen, because she is pregnant, but as always she kept everything rolling on schedule. I liked the Illinois event. …