CFHJA Member Hi-Lite

Elizabeth Poziemski

Hi CFHJA - my name is EB (Elizabeth) Poziemski, but you might know me from my work as @cfhja_official on Instagram. I started riding at age 7 when I saw the Olympics on TV and exclaimed, "Mommy! Daddy! I want to ride horses!!" My parents were somewhat less enthusiastic, but found a barn for me to ride at nonetheless. I was a dedicated lesson kid from then until high school, when other activities took priority, but horses were always my first and truest love.

In college, I took up riding again on The University of Michigan IHSA team where I competed in the Novice division. After graduation I continued riding with the equestrian team coach, Jennifer Blades at Willowbrooke Farm, and at the age of 22 finally went to my first "real" horse show. While starting a career in public accounting at Ernst & Young, I logged as many show miles as I could on the Michigan Hunter Jumper Association B and C Circuits (while braiding and grooming to keep my show costs down). I later moved to Chicago with my now husband, where I competed at A-rated shows for the first time in the Adult Amateur Jumpers with Judgment Farms and trainers Tina Judge, Lori Hollands, and Kate Currie.

In 2009 I decided to return to school to obtain a Ph.D. in Accounting. Upon graduation in 2015 I accepted a job on the faculty at The University of Central Florida and was between horses when I arrived in Orlando. I found my new barn family at Seabreeze Farm and purchased a 4yo jumper prospect, Guineviere (Gwen). Since then I have been having a blast learning about producing young horses from my trainers Wendy and Ezequiel Peralta, and also from Gwen - who is game for anything we throw at her!

I feel like I know so many of you through Instagram, but I look forward to meeting more of you in person!

Elizabeth Poziemski