Elizabeth Mirson of Wellington Florida became the Reserve National Champion in the First Level Division at the Championships held over the weekend in Findlay Ohio. Liz also led the Virginia Intermont College Dressage Team to a Reserve National Championship. Liz is a freshman at Virginia Intermont College working on her Bachelors in Equine Studies and Biology.
Although undecided regarding what exactly she wants to do after graduation, she knows it will involve horses and the Olympics. Liz was in love with horses from the first day she saw one and was riding before she could walk. She earned her first blue ribbon when she was three and has been collecting them ever since in hunter, dressage and jumper competitions. Born in Miami Fl, Liz and her family moved to Wellington, Fl when she was 10 in order to be able to compete locally on a weekly basis.
In 2003, aboard Fielding, a 6 year old gelding out of Fleming that Liz raised from birth, Liz competed in the 2003 SE Regional Championships in Open and Junior/Young Rider, and was named Reserve Champion in the Dressage Seat Medal Semifinals 14-18 division,. While training with Brian McMahon out of Lake City, FL, Liz finished in the top ten under saddle at the 2007 Sport Horse Nationals held in Lexington KY.
During spring break just this year, Liz returned home to Wellington Fl in order to compete at the Winter Equestrian Festival where she earned still another blue ribbon in jumper competition aboard Jap, her current equestrian companion.
When not riding, which isn't very often, Liz enjoys Surfing and Snowboarding.
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