MeetEliza Stoddart

Eliza, an event rider to watch - currently competing Internationally up to 5* level. 

Building on some decent form in 2019 with her First Event Riders Masters debut at Chatsworth and team bronze at the Nations Cup at Houghton Hall. 

Eliza is the first to rider to win back to back five year old National Eventing titles at the Young Horse Championships. An accolade she won in 2019 with Codebreaker, and following this with De Pleasure in 2020. She was also the winner of the 2020 Nexgen 6yo Eventing Championships at Hickstead with Codebreaker. 

She has built on her early success and has spent time learning her trade from Tim and Antonia Brown, and Pippa Funnell.

Former Pony European silver medal winner, U18 National Eventing champion, and Young Rider squad member. Eliza set up her own business in 2016, and has established a quality team of horses and owners which she hopes will enable her to achieve her goal of representing her country in future teams.

Eliza offers clients short or long term packages to prepare young or established  horses for Eventing or Dressage, having qualified horses for the National Championships in both disciplines.

Eliza has great family support, a hardworking team at home, and a network of contacts. She primarily trains with Caroline Moore, Chris Bartle, and Ian Woodhead. Her yard near Market Harborough is located in the heart of the quiet Leicestershire countryside, the ideal place to produce youngstock and train top level event horses. 

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"Five years ago after a chance remark at a party I was asked if I wanted to buy a share in an eventer with Eliza. It was the best thing I have ever done, great fun and hugely exciting . We now have a share in two young horses which Eliza found and has produced brilliantly, both have won the BE five-year-old championship! My husband who, in the past, has always said eventing is not his thing is now as addicted as I am! Eliza’s dedication and hard work is amazing, everything is immaculate, she has a great team and the yard I full of happy calm horses. All this achieved with a smile!! The feedback is terrific, masses of pics, videos and discussion on future plans. Definitely a five-star operation!"Susie Brankin Frisby - Owner
"We are delighted to be supplying feed and supplements to Eliza, a very talented rider with a great future ahead of her. Eliza has fed TopSpec products since she was competing on the pony teams and really understands the benefits of an effective feed regime and the difference that can make on the performance of her horses."Katy Mickle - TopSpec

"I have had the privilege of training Eliza since her early teenage years to present day. We have built a relationship of great respect over those years and I would put Eliza on any horse of mine, any day of the week and know the greatest care would be taken in all areas of care, training and management.....As a talented youngster, the bond Eliza had with horses was always evident . She now understands the correct training of horses from the first backed to advanced event horse. Her pony was purchased as a 4 year old and carried Eliza to a place on the GB pony event team. The same for Strike a Pose who carried Eliza to many successes nationally and Internationally. Throughout the years there have been horses of all shapes, sizes and abilities, all of whom have added to her experience and if dedication, talent and determination are the ingredients needed, Eliza will go on to achieve her goal."Hilary Westropp
"Eliza caught my eye with her impressive riding skills at a dressage competition way back in 2014 when she was still a student at Nottingham university. A phone call later and our relationship began. Over the last 6 years Eliza has trained and competed many of our homebred horses with great success. The journey has been an exciting roller coaster of eventing ‘thrills and spills’ and throughout this time Eliza has done everything to the highest standard possible. Her attention to detail is second to none and we know our horses receive 5 star treatment at all times which is particularly important, as our homebred horses are ‘family’ to us. We have had a lot of fun supporting Eliza over the last few years, watching her eventing business grow into the success it is today and we look forward to continuing our partnership in the seasons to come."Anne Staley

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