Some people are “doers.” Others are teachers. Liz Denny is a unique combination of both – able to translate her professional experience and success into meaningful lessons and insights to students on an individual basis.
As a teenager in Southern California, Liz trained under the tutelage of respected trainer Joe Lifto and was influenced by clinicians like George Morris, Rodney Jenkins, Conrad Homfeld, Michael Page and Kathy Kusner. In 1980, after making a name for herself during her junior years in the hunters, jumper and equitation division, Liz embarked upon her professional career. In 1990, Liz became a professional rider and teacher at the Flintridge Riding Club in La Canada, Flintridge, working for legendary Jimmy Williams and his then assistant Susie Hutchison.
Liz continued to train and compete and by 1991, she was named PCHA Reserve Rookie Grand Prix Rider of the Year. She became head trainer at the Flintridge Riding Club in 1996 where she operated her own hunter/jumper business while garnering success at the top West Coast Grand Prix venues – including wins at the 1996 Memorial Day Classic Grand Prix and the 2002 Los Angeles National World Cup Qualifying Grand Prix.
Over the years, Liz's students have placed well at prestigious competitions including the Maclay and USEF finals on the East Coast as well as championships and high placings in the USET Talent Search, CPHA, WCE and Foxfield Medal Finals.
Today, Liz continues her committment to showing and teaching at the highest levels of the sport. Junior and Amateur riders enjoy competing and winning ribbons in everything from Short Stirrup division to Advanced Jumpers.
Liz manages her show barn with a highly capable team that includes her assistant trainer Brad Goldstein. Most recently, she completed the USHJA Trainer's Certification program.
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