On one hand, Liz Halliday-Sharp is an international three-day eventer who has competed at CCI4* level. While on the other hand, she’s a professional racing driver in sportscar and GT endurance disciplines. In addition, Liz is also an experienced TV broadcaster and presenter. Working with numerous different channels and companies in both the US and Europe.
Racecar driving, tv broadcaster, and equestrian to say she is well rounded is an understatement. However, she made the decision to make 3-Day eventing her full-time career. “I decided I could live without racing but I could never learn to live without horses,” Sharp says.
Originally from California, for several years Liz balanced her time between Chailey Stud Equestrian Centre in East Sussex and Horsepower Equestrian in Ocala, Florida. In the fall of 2019 when her team came back to Ocala from Europe, she announced they would be calling Ocala, Florida, their permanent home. Though, she will still compete abroad as well as around the United States.
At the age of 18, Liz developed a desperate desire to ride to her country. She moved to Europe and rode for some of the very best farms and trainers of eventing horses. “Every nation has a style their own when it comes to riding,” Sharp says, “but they all have a drive for competitiveness.” With making the USA their permanent home she feels it gives her the ability to take what she learned riding in other countries and pull it all together to give it her best ride for the USA.
She is pursuing her lifetime desire to ride for her country. “I want to ride for the USA Olympic Team in Tokyo,” Sharp said. She has certainly laid the groundwork for that to happen as well as developed the horsepower to get her there.
Liz Halliday-Sharp regularly competes with a variety of horses, both belonging to her and on behalf of clients. Liz has a huge amount of belief and respect in her horses. They are true partners and athletes in their own right, and Liz works hard continually improving her training and competition skills to give her horses the best care and preparation for the future, that is why she has selected OBS Sport Horse feeds to be the nutritional choice for the horses in the Ocala based operation.