Liza Towell Boyd is one of the country’s top hunter riders and trainers.
As a junior, Liza was named Overall World Champion Hunter Rider three times, was second in the Washington International Equitation Finals and won the Best Child Rider Award at the Washington International Horse Show four times, setting a record that remains untouched.
After completing her junior career, Liza graduated from the College of Charleston (South Carolina) before returning to the family business.
Since then, Liza has had an extremely successful career as both a trainer and rider. To date, she's won more than 25 USHJA International and National Hunter Derbies and rode Brunello to victory in the 2013, 2014 and 2015 USHJA International Hunter Derby Championships.
In the USHJA World Championship Hunter Rider program, Liza's record is unmatched. She's the only rider to have won the WCHR Pony, Junior and Professional titles, a record she established in 2013 with her first victory in the WCHR Professional Finals. She also won the WCHR Professional Finals again in 2017.
In 2010, Liza was chosen by the USHJA High Performance Hunter Committee to be a member of the World Equestrian Games USHJA Hunter Derby Exhibition Team.
Liza has also been the Assistant Trainer of the Leading Junior Hunter Rider at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show two times, is a three-time winner of the WCHR Palm Beach Hunter Classic Spectacular (Florida) and has been Champion and Reserve Champion numerous times at Devon, the Capital Challenge and the East Coast fall indoor shows.
In 2015, Liza won her third consecutive USEF Emerson Burr Trophy and Brunello earned his second USEF National Horse of the Year title at the United States Equestrian Federation Annual Meeting.
Liza has also amassed an impressive collection of jumper accolades, including grand prix victories aboard a variety of mounts.
Liza and her husband Blake Boyd reside in Camden, South Carolina with daughters Elle and Elizabeth Adeline.
- Like I Said - Winner of the 2016 $25,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby at Devon
- Brunello - Named the 2015 Hunter Horse of the year by The Chronicle of the Horse
- Brunello - 2015 USEF National Horse of the Year
- Winner of the 2015 USEF Emerson Burr Trophy/Nominated for USEF Equestrian of the Year
- Brunello - 2015 USHJA International Hunter Derby Champion
- Brunello - 2014 USHJA International Hunter Derby Champion
- Winner of the 2014 USEF Emerson Burr Trophy
- Named the 2013 Hunter Horseman of the Year by The Chronicle of the Horse
- 2013 USEF Emerson Burr Trophy for excellence in the Hunters.
- Nominated for 2013 USEF Equestrian of the Year
- Winner of the 2013 USEF Emerson Burr Trophy
- 2013 USEF Equestrian of Honor
- 2013 WCHR Professional Finals Champion
- Brunello - 2013 USHJA International Hunter Derby Tier I Champion
- Brunello - 2013 WCHR Peter Wetherill Hunter Spectacular Reserve Champion