Ambassador Liza Boyd
Liza Towell Boyd is one of the country’s top hunter riders and trainers.
As a junior, Liza was named Overall World Champion Hunter Rider three times, was second in the Washington International Equitation Finals and won the Best Child Rider Award at the Washington International Horse Show four times, setting a record that remains untouched. After completing her junior career, Liza graduated from the College of Charleston (South Carolina) before returning to the family business.
Since then, Liza has had an extremely successful career as both a trainer and rider. To date, she's won more than 25 USHJA International and National Hunter Derbies and rode Brunello to victory in the 2013, 2014 and 2015 USHJA International Hunter Derby Championships.
In the USHJA World Championship Hunter Rider program, Liza's record is unmatched. She's the only rider to have won the WCHR Pony, Junior and Professional titles, a record she established in 2013 with her first victory in the WCHR Professional Finals. She also won the WCHR Professional Finals again in 2017 and 2018.
In 2010, Liza was chosen by the USHJA High Performance Hunter Committee to be a member of the World Equestrian Games USHJA Hunter Derby Exhibition Team.
Liza has also been the Assistant Trainer of the Leading Junior Hunter Rider at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show two times, is a three-time winner of the WCHR Palm Beach Hunter Classic Spectacular (Florida) and has been Champion and Reserve Champion numerous times at Devon, the Capital Challenge and the East Coast fall indoor shows.
In addition to her vast Hunter awards, Liza has also amassed an impressive collection of jumper accolades, including grand prix victories aboard a variety of mounts.
Both of her daughters Elle and Adeline continue to follow in Liza’s footsteps, becoming champion riders themselves.
IRH is proud to have been a part of Liza’s journey, supporting her in Safety and Style throughout the years.