SNHSA Board-Liz Lacroix

Liz Lacroix

Awards & Recognition Chair
Board Member since 2019

Liz has been a SNHSA Board member since 2019. Her goals include creating a welcoming environment for new members. As a Marine Corps veteran, she feels her leadership skills and ability to problem-solve come in handy as she serves on the boards “I hope I can continue to help effect positive change in SNHSA.”

One of her biggest accomplishments since joining the Board, was the creation of the Pro/Jr-Am Speed Derby where professional riders and junior/adult amateur riders are teamed together, encouraging everyone to participate. The annual SNHSA event is an exciting, high energy speed event where Liz’s team has earned reserve champion for several years.

Liz is a hunter/jumper instructor at her Genesis Equestrian facility in north Reno who has also been involved in Western Dressage. She is also an accomplished equine photographer and breeds AKC champion Pembroke Welsh Corgis. She is also on the Board of Directors of hunter/jumper division for the California Nevada Arabian Sport Horse Association. She also initiated a 501(c)3 non-profit for female veterans with PTSD, Nevada Equestrian Outreach Foundation.

A native of Reno, Liz began riding when she was seven years old at Meadow View Farms in Reno, when her stepsister, Megan, who was already riding, urged her to ride. Some of Liz’s favorite memories include winning a world championship in 2012, International Friesian Show Horse Association (IFSHA) in Hunters 2’6”, and foaling her first home bred foal.

Liz is also working on acquiring a course designer license through USEF, and hopes to ride in a Grand Prix in the near future.