Liz Riley has been riding her entire life, much like her mum Anne Riley. She completed her first recognized horse trial at age 8 with her pony Cozmo. By age 14 Liz was competing at the preliminary level on a 14.1hh Arab pony named Four On The Floor. The following year she completed her first Intermediate aboard “Jaima”, a 15.2hh Canadian Sport Horse. She continued to compete several horses, including Buck Davidson’s 1999 Pan American Games Mount Pajama Game, gaining a tremendous amount of invaluable experience . In 2000 Liz successfully completed her first CCI* aboard Babble On, before traveling to England to work and ride with Niki Ryan. When Liz returned to the states, her focus shifted to retraining OTTBs (Off The Track Thoroughbreds) while attending Virginia Commonweath University
Liz and Tom at Fair Hill in 2011. photo by SL Wolf.
Liz and Warren Hill Farm's It's The Truth.
Photo by Mike McNally.
Liz and Warren Hill Farm's Infinie Truth.
Photo by Lindsey Johnson
In 2002, Liz's chestnut mare Jaima as she gave birth to It's The Truth by Stewart Pittman's TB stallion Salute The Truth. Immediately Liz knew that "Tom" would be the horse to take her through the Advanced levels. They completed their first Advanced at Millbrook in August of 2012, and successfully completed their first CCI3* at Fair hill Internationl in 2014. Warren Hill Farm has continued to produced several other horses for Liz, all who have proven to have a great mind and skill set to compete at the upper levels.
Liz has her sights set on someday competing at Rolex and Burghley. She knows she wouldn’t be anywhere in this sport without the complete support of her mum, Anne. She is her mentor, teacher, driver, groom, best advice giver when things aren’t going great, and best cheerleader when things are looking up!
Liz and Bill & Ros Johnson's Renaissance
Photo by Kate Samuels.