About Lizzie


Lizzie’s equestrian vaulting journey started at age 6, when her father took her up to local winery & horse stables in Saratoga, Garrod Farms, for a pony ride. Already a gymnast, Lizzie leaped at the opportunity to try out equestrian vaulting during a drop-in class they stumbled upon that day. Serendipitously – this kicked off her 14-year career and continued community involvement in the sport!

By age 8, Lizzie was named AVA Individual Women’s High Point Champion (which she continued for every single level – Copper, Bronze, Silver, & Gold). 2006 kicked off her international experience, she was chosen as the flyer on the US National Team in 2006 and was the youngest person to represent the USA at the FEI World Equestrian Games in Aachen, Germany. This is where the magic happened. After spending the entire year training and summer working in Germany, Lizzie’s team won the first Silver medal for the USA!

Lizzie continued to compete both individually and on A-teams. By 11, she secured her first National Champion title in the Silver division. Afterwards, she moved up to the highest level of individual vaulting at the time – Gold. As a 12-year old competing in a division dominated by vaulters ranging from 17-28, Lizzie had to work her way back up to the top. By 16, she was Team USA’s Women’s Alternate at the 2012 FEI World Vaulting Championships (4th in the country!).

After 5 years of hard work, cross-training with acrobatics & pilates, and competing all over Europe, Lizzie won the AVA/USEF Gold Women’s National Champion title in 2013 at age 17. In 2014, Lizzie attained her goal of representing the USA at the 2014 FEI World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France. She achieved a commendable top-10 finish competing against the best vaulter sin the world. Lizzie and coach Emma Seely earned recognition as the 2013 and 2014 USEF Vaulter and Coach of the Year.

Lizzie’s success extends to team achievements, winning multiple national championships and a silver medal at the 2006 FEI World Equestrian Games with the FAME composite team. Her journey is a testament to passion, perseverance, and excellence, leaving an enduring impact on equestrian vaulting.

Lizzie now actively contributes to the sport’s growth and success as a USEF National Selector, clinician, & mental health coach for young vaulters. As part of the national selector’s committee (2022-Current), Lizzie helps choose which individuals will represent the USA at the World Championships and World Equestrian Games.