Liz Halliday-Sharp is a powerhouse female athlete on the international eventing scene. After nearly 20 years in England training and making her name known in the sport, she returned to the states full-time in 2020. Following a massively successful season including nine international wins and an additional 16 national wins, Liz was named the 2020 U.S. Eventing Association’s Rider of the Year, making her the first female to win the award since 1981—that’s 39 years. In this episode, Liz speaks candidly about her path from young Pony Clubber to USEA leaderboard-topping eventer. She also talks about some of the most influential horses in her life, from a horse in England called “Cheese” to her current Olympic-qualified mount, Deniro Z. Plus, Liz let’s us in on how her experience as a race car driver applies to her career as an international eventer. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.