About Eliza

Eliza devotes her life to sharing her love and knowledge of dressage and eventing with her students, both equine and human.


Eliza is a Massachusetts-licensed riding instructor with over 15 years' experience in teaching, training, and competing. She has worked with many young and green horses and is always looking for those special horses that she can bring to the Advanced level.


Eliza is based at Horse & Hound Farm, LLC in Berlin, Massachusetts. In addition, she will travel to your farm for clinics and lessons.


She has had the benefit of training with a number of top professionals including Stephie Baer, Barend Heilbron, Lauren Stevens, Suzi Gornall, Denise Rath, Jane Hannigan, Renata Lansburgh, Adrienne Iorio, Tricia O'Connor, and Judy Westlake. In addition, she has taken clinics with David O'Connor, Bruce Davidson, Kim Severson, and David O'Brien.


Eliza began eventing at sanctioned events when she was ten with her first horse, Bantry Bay's Devon, a Connemara/Thoroughbred cross. Eliza and Devon had a very successful career together and competed through Preliminary eventing and 4th level dressage.

Eliza thoroughly enjoys working with all breeds but has a special fondness for Connemara ponies and crosses.  Currently, Eliza competes her own 11 year old Connemara/Thoroughbred Bantry Bay's Dublin at the Advanced level, and 7 year old OTTB MYSUGAMAMA at the Intermediate level.


Eliza takes her time and pays careful attention to details to help her students understand what they are feeling and learning. She excels at working with young and green horses, teaching them how to carry themselves and enjoy the competition ring.


Eliza is available to help you find that special equine partner.