Elizabeth Ball is a dressage rider with an illustrious past and an exciting future. Her 2009 accomplishments include a berth in the nationé─˘s top twelve for the Developing Horse Championships with Soubirous, competing Eckstein Farmé─˘s Orion in several Intermediare 2 classes with scores over 70% and riding Orion in a very well received Grand Prix Pas de Deux with Gunter Seidel at World Cup, Las Vegas.
Her new stallion, Selten HW won the USEF/Markel National Young Horse Championship as well as the four year old National Championship class at Dressage at Devon with Michael Bragdell of Hilltop Farm. Selten is furthering his training with Beth in California.
The list of accomplishments that Beth has achieved is envious. She rode Centaur Farmé─˘s Mister to the Intermediare I Horse of the year in 2005 and was long listed with the USET. She qualified two horses for the Collecting Gates Farm/USEF National Intermediare I Championships and placed fourth overall with Orion. She bred and trained Raphael to the 2005 USDF Intermediare II Horse of the Year and trained the Holsteiner stallion Confidant to many wins including the Intermediare II Horse of the year in 2002.
In 1981, with Lilo Fore as her trainer, Beth purchased the three year old Bolshoj and won nearly every state and national title from Futurity through Grand Prix. In 1995, Beth and Bolshoj were members of the Team Silver winning US Pan American Team in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Born in Lexington, Kentucky, Beth grew up in Northern California. At the age of seven, her mother introduced her to her love of riding while on the California beaches and trails. She eagerly embraced the solid background and training of Pony Club and competed in Three Day Eventing until the age of sixteen when she transitioned to dressage. One of the nationé─˘s top riders and trainers, Beth remains open to sponsorship opportunities. She is committed to classical training of the dressage horse. Her enthusiasm, knowledge, talent and attention to detail are at the forefront of her schooling methods.