Eliza Sydnor-Romm


I was introduced to FITS because I needed to find a winter breech that would keep me warm enough to ride all day long, have enough grip for me to really work my horses, and be breathable. I thought this was an impossible request, but I found it all in the FITS Winter Weather Breech. The design is so comfortable and the way the fabric moves WITH you is wonderful.

- Eliza Sydnor-Romm
Eliza Sydnor-Romm
Lives In: Snow Camp NC
DOB: 1982
Horses: Lancer, Graffini Grace, Winning Hand, Anastasia, Acadiana, Double Oh Seven, Maui, and Prince Hopeful

Eliza Sydnor is a rising star in the dressage world. She 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 is the daughter of Cindy Sydnor, a well respected dressage trainer from North Carolina who was long listed for the USET from 1976 – 1979. Eliza became interested in dressage very early in life, and she was fortunate to receive excellent daily instruction from her mother. Cindy is known as a classical trainer who learned from Karl Mikolka, Bengt Ljungquist, and Walter Zettl. Cindy instilled a powerful appreciation of theory and true "basics" in Eliza.

Eliza then went on to be a working student for Jennifer and Beth Baumert, Lilo Fore and Klaus Balkenhol. All of the above trainers taught her a great deal and allowed her to develop her skills as a true trainer rather than just a rider.

Since 2004, Eliza has trained with Scott Hassler as often as she can. Scott has helped to improve Eliza's riding in all areas and has given her more confidence as a trainer and instructor.

Eliza has competed successfully through the Grand Prix. All the horses she has competed on throughout her life have been trained exclusively by her. She has had wonderful opportunities to learn from a few schoolmasters, but she always found the greatest pleasure in training her own horses for the competition arena and developing that special relationship over time.

One of Eliza's specialties is working with young horses. She has started over 30 young horses under saddle, prepared and won three Mare Performance Tests with young mares for the American Hanoverian Society, started and trained three young horses for the FEI Young Horse Tests, and been selected five times to participate in the Young Horse Dressage Trainers Symposium.

Learn more about Eliza Sydnor-Romm at www.ElizaSydnorDressage.com