About The Thrifty Equestrian

About Alison

Alison is an equestrian on a tight budget, inspiring the creation of this blog. She is a final year graduate student, working on a masters degree in Library and Information Science. She has a taste for expensive tack and riding apparel, but without the funds to back up my addiction. Alison has learned how to be creative in the ways that she spends money on her horse – from buying high quality items on consignment to learning how to make bonnets. This blog going to detail thrifty tips and tricks, as well as review products and companies.

Suzanne Fisher Photography
Suzanne Fisher Photography

Alison has one horse, an Appendix mare named Tessa. They currently compete in the jumpers and low-level eventing and are planning on moving up to beginner novice next season. She also loves hunter paces! Alison’s team team is the four year defending champion of the fast division at the Rocky Fork Headley Hunt Hunter Paces.

About Liza

Liza is the new fitness writer for The Thrifty Equestrian! Her column, Rider Fit, will detail exercises designed with the equestrian in mind!

Liza and one of her catch rides!
Liza and one of her catch rides!

Liza has been riding for 19 years and loves the jumper divisions. She has also dabbled in equitation during her time on the Otterbein University IHSA team and eventing when catch riding. Liza graduated from Otterbein in 2014 after double majoring in studio art and equine business.

Alison and Liza are real-life horsey BFFS. They have been on the same hunter pace team many times, lessoned together with various trainers, and thoroughly miss riding together while they live in different states.

Horsey BFFs ❤️
Horsey BFFs
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