About THE RIDER


    ELIZABETH BEGAN HER RIDING BACKGROUND AT AGE 4 IN BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA WITH TRAINER AND CLOSE FAMILY FRIEND KIRSTIN FOUST (MURPHY); QUICKLY FALLING IN LOVE WITH BEING ON THE BACK OF A HORSE. DETERMINED TO ONE DAY AFFORD A HORSE OF HER OWN, LIZ DEVELOPED A STRONG WORK ETHIC AT A YOUNG AGE IN ORDER TO EXCHANGE BARN CHORES / LABOR FOR LESSONS AND SHOW EXPERIENCE. THESE CHILDHOOD AND TEENAGE YEARS ALLOWED HER TO SEE BEHIND THE SCENES AND LEARN WHAT IT REALLY TAKES TO RUN AN EQUESTRIAN FACILITY AND WHAT IS REQUIRED TO RUN IT WELL. 

    AT AGE 14, THE SIADOUS FAMILY WAS ABLE TO COME UP WITH $7,500 TO PURCHASE A SALE HORSE THAT LIZ WAS TAKING LESSONS ON.. DAKOTA, THE 6YO CHESTNUT OTTB GELDING BECAME HER HORSE OF A  LIFETIME - TAKING THE TWO OF THEM FROM 2’6 SCHOOLING HUNTER CLASSES TO RIBBONS IN THE LOW JR JUMPERS, MINI PRIXS AND 3’6 EQUITATION CLASSES. THIS PAIR QUALIFIED FOR ZONE 7 FINALS 3X - COMING IN 2ND PLACE AND REWARDED WITH 4 STARRED YEARS FROM THE USEF HIGH SCHOOL ATHELE PROGRAM.

    CONTINUING TO WORK AT THE BARN, ATTEND SCHOOL AND HOLD 1-2 OTHER JOBS TO SUPPORT HER HORSE DREAMS, LIZ WAS OFFERED MANY OPPORTUNITIES TO RIDE AND SHOW OTHER HORSES. WITH A HUNGER FOR KNOWLEDGE AND MORE RIDES, HER BACKGROUND ON THOROUGHBREDS AND GREEN HORSES PRESENTED SEVERAL AVENUES TO MAKE HORSEBACK RIDING A CAREER. 

    AT AGE 19, LIZ WAS OFFERED A RIDING POSITION UNDER ELEANOR T BOATWRIGHT IN AUSTIN, TX AND LATER BECAME THE PRO RIDER FOR AUSTIN TRI-STAR, ATX EQUESTRIAN AND SCATTERED OAKS FARM. IT WAS AT THIS TIME THAT ES SPORTHORSES WAS ESTABLISHED FOR LIZ AS AN INDEPENDENT ATHLETE AND EQUINE SALES AGENT. AT SCATTERED OAKS FARM SHE ASSISTED IN THE BREAKING OF YEARLINGS WITH TOP HUNTER BLOOD LINES WHILE LEARNING THE INS AND OUTS OF THE A.I BREEDING PROCESS. THIS CHAPTER LED TO A GROUP OF INVESTORS IMPORTING A YOUNG ZANGERSHEIDE STALLION FOR LIZ TO STAND AND PROMOTE. THIS THEN PAVED THE WAY FOR HER BUSINESS TO MAKE INTERNATIONAL CONNECTIONS AND BEGIN REGULARLY IMPORTING EUROPEAN SALE HORSES.


MOVING  TO ATLANTA, GA AT AGE 24 TO CONTINUE HER CAREER AS A RIDER AND  TRAINER -  WORKING WITH VARIOUS TRAINERS AND SEVERAL NATIONALLY RANKED CLIENT BASED PROGRAMS TO EXPAND HER PROFESSIONAL DATABASE. 







     HUNTER/JUMPER SALES : TRAINING : IMPORTS - ATLANTA, GA, USA