FEI Rider, Trainer, & Instructor
Eliza Sydnor Dressage
Eliza Sydnor Romm epitomizes a classically trained dressage rider, trainer and instructor.
She is a successful competitor and a sought-after trainer. In 2007 Eliza made history by becoming the youngest person in the United States to receive her USDF Training-Fourth Level Instructor Certification.
Eliza Sydnor Romm
Eliza is a USDF Certified Instructor, Training-Fourth Level. She enjoys working with riders of all levels and horses of all breeds. Eliza is a popular instructor because of her upbeat attitude, ability to explain things clearly and with patience, and willingness to listen to her students to cultivate individualized programs.
Kate is a USDF Bronze and Silver medalist and a wonderful teacher. She is a graduate of Elon University, where she first began to train with Eliza. Kate works with riders of all ages but has a special affinity for juniors. She has loads of experience with very young riders, but she is also an excellent instructor for Adult Amateurs. Kate is also a certified Equine Massage Therapist.
Nicole is a graduate of Johnson & Wales, with a degree in Equine Business Management. She has experience running a large lesson barn in upstate NY, teaching Adult Amateurs and Junior riders of all levels. Nicole enjoys working with horses of varying breeds and ages. She is always patient and positive, is a lovely rider, and a super instructor. Nicole has her USDF Bronze and Silver medals. She is also working towards her USDF Instructor Certification.
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Rules of the Arena
Show season is coming up, and that means navigating a busy warm up arena! Riding in an arena full of horses is a bit like driving on the interstate – it takes practice! You would never send a new driver out onto an 8 lane highway without teaching them all the rules...
TDF Dream Trip 2023 – Day 1
We started out our day at TyL Farm, owned by Kylee Lourie, and the home training base of Adrienne Lyle and Katie Duerhammer. Kylie welcomed us to her amazing facility and talked with us a little about what is most important to her at her barn - camaraderie,...
Germany Trip – Last Day at Olli’s
Last Day at Olli's My last day at Olli's was not the best. My mom got into the Dusseldorf airport a full 24 hours late, so we decided to just spend the night there and pick her up Monday morning. We got her and hopped in our new, bigger rental car and drove back to...
“Eliza is a competent, mature trainer. We watched her train our young gelding, Bogey, for three months. Eliza understands how to correctly start young horses and allows the horse to feel confident, safe and happy under saddle. She clearly follows the classical Training Scale and as a result, the horse moves softly and well-balanced under saddle.”
– Vicky Thomas
“I think that Eliza has a special ability to start young horses. They are handled with patience and care. She makes sure they worked without being pressured which preserves the longevity of these great animals.”
– Paulette Baucom, SC
I’ve been riding horses my entire life and I can honestly say that deciding to start working with Eliza in 2016 was the greatest investment I could have ever given myself and my horses. Eliza is a wealth of knowledge and is gifted in working with all riders, from complete beginners all the way through fellow professionals. She has an uncanny ability to inspire her students and their horses with her lifetime of experience and positive motivation. Eliza’s well rounded program has been essential in helping me become a better equestrian, rider and trainer than I ever knew possible. I look forward to every single lesson we have together because I know I will walk away with tangible progress and a deeper understanding into the complex world of dressage.