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Elizabeth Bates: Humble Beginnings and a ‘Marvelous’ Future

As an infant, she was busy crawling around the barn floor while her sister, Sarah, took riding lessons. Liz, 22, who lives in Toronto, started riding at age five at Touch N' Go Farm with Jane Casselman and made her show ring debut a year later. When she was seven, she got her first mount, a small pony named Cookies and Cream. She then progressed to a pony that had been her sister's and eventually moved up to a Thoroughbred named Polo. For the nine years she spent at Touch N' Go, she showed in the Lollipop and Trillium divisions before moving up to the “A” circuit when she was 15 with coach Mark Hayes. Although she showed both hunters and jumpers, her love was for the latter. “Jumpers were what I was interested in, but hunters are good for practising certain skills,” said Liz. Liz moved up the ranks…

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