Ariat Sponsors Two-Time USHJA Hunter Derby Champion Liza Boyd

Liza Boyd and Brunello on their way to the 2014 USHJA International Hunter Derby Championship.

Liza Boyd and Brunello on their way to the 2014 USHJA International Hunter Derby Championship.

Union City, Calif. January 20, 2015--Ariat International, the leader in innovative Western and English footwear, apparel and accessories, has recently signed East Coast-based hunter rider, Liza Boyd, as an official Ariat athlete. Liza will be representing Ariat’s English apparel and footwear lines.

Liza (Towell) Boyd has a long-standing legacy in the hunter ring. As a junior, Liza was named Overall World Champion Hunter Rider three times, and won the Best Child Rider Award at the Washington International Horse Show four times. Liza has won more than 25 USHJA International and National Hunter Derbies, including winning two USHJA International Hunter Derby Championships in 2013 and 2014.  

Furthermore, 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. 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 (Pa.), the Capital Challenge (Md.) and the East Coast fall indoor shows. Liza has been on the Board of Directors for USHJA and is currently the Vice Chair of the USHJA Hunter Working Group.

“Liza Boyd is one of the country’s top hunter riders and trainers and we are proud to have her join Ariat’s roster of athletes,” said Susan Alcala, vice president of partnership marketing at Ariat. “Liza is an exceptionally accomplished rider that brings grace and athleticism to the hunter ring, we are excited to have her on board!” 

“I’ve always been a fan of Ariat, their boots and apparel fit exceptionally well and help me perform at my best,” said Liza Boyd. “English riding clothes and footwear have come a long way-- Ariat always seems to be on the cutting edge developing innovative performance products while sticking to the traditions of English riding style.”

Liza is a graduate of the College of Charleston (S.C.) and is full-time trainer at Finally Farm. She resides in Camden, S.C., with her husband, Blake Boyd, and their two daughters Elle and Elizabeth Adeline. 

Ariat International, Inc. is the leading manufacturer of innovative performance equestrian footwear, apparel and accessories. Featuring a patented technology designed to deliver stability, durability and comfort, Ariat pioneered the application of advanced athletic shoe technology into English riding boots and authentic Western boots. Ariat products are sold in a network of retail outlets throughout the world.

For more information about Ariat products or for the Ariat retailer nearest you, contact Ariat at 800.899.8141 or visit

Posted on January 23, 2015 .