Liz Edgar dies after short cancer battle

British international showjumper, trainer, and breeder Liz Edgar, younger sister of David Broome, has died just three days before her 77th birthday, after a short battle with cancer.

Her passing on Saturday, April 25, was announced by British Showjumping, which Liz served as a Board Director.

Liz married international showjumper Ted Edgar in 1965, and the pair ran their equestrian business at Rio Grande farm in Leek Wootton, Warwickshire. Since Ted’s death in 2018, Liz had continued with the business along with their daughter Marie.

She has won the Queen Elizabeth II Cup a record five times, in 1977, 1979, 1981, 1982, and 1986. A record that still remains unbeaten.

In 1980 Liz became the first woman ever to win the Aachen Grand Prix and she was also a member of the winning Nations Cup team at Hickstead that year. She was offered a place on the team at the Rotterdam Olympic Games held in 1980, although she declined. Liz has represented her country on numerous occasions in Nations Cups.

In this moment of great sadness, our thoughts go to Liz Edgar's family and his brother David Broome who has been founding member and President of the IJRC.

Image: Liz Edgar in action with Everest Forever. © Facebook/Liz Edgar