Liz Oertel Johnson is the creator and owner of On The Bit Events, LLC.  As an avid rider & competitor, Liz understands the needs of both organizers , competitors and their equine partners.  She is a USDF Bronze medalist and is currently riding and competing Santa Fe ISF.   Liz  is based out of Fremont, NH.


On The Bit Events, LLC was created in order to support the running of high quality dressage shows, horse trials and other equine events in the New England area.  On The Bit Events strengths lay in the pre-show organization, entry processing, scheduling, scoring and archiving results and show data for every show we are involved with.  We can also create tailored packages to help suit each individual client’s needs as a pre-event consultant.

We can assist existing show management teams in staffing and solving any issues that may arise, such as finding vendors, advertising and solving staffing needs from contracting recognized officials to  fully trained scoring teams and site managers.  We also have experience planning clinics, open-houses, hunter-paces, tradeshow campaigns, weddings and other events.

Some of our previous clients have been: Fitch's Corner Horse Trials, Town Hill Farm Horse Trials & Area 1 Championships, the sponsorship coordinator for NEDA's Fall Symposium with Carl Hester at Pineland Farm's Equestrian Center (2017) as well as the NEDA Fall Symposium with Charlotte Dujardin at Mt. Holyoke College (2018), Kent School Horse Trials, and scoring for the MCTA Horse Trials at Shawan Downs, MD.

At our core, we believe in high quality customer service for both clients and competitors.  Liz created On The Bit Events, LLC to be able to meet her passion for horse shows, event planning, project management and her overall love for horses.  OTBE was created in the Fall of 2013 and has continued to add high quality events to our schedule every year.


Presenting exceptional events - regardless of whether it is a conference, a schooling show, a hunter-pace or a USEF sanctioned competition - is the core mission of On The Bit Events.  Liz draws from 15+ years of experience and contacts made as the secretary of the Dressage Shows and Horse Trials at the University of New Hampshire.  OTBE utilizes EventEntries, StartBox Scoring and Fox Village Dressage for entry processing, scheduling and scoring.   OTBE partners with equestrianentries.com and EventEntries.com to accept online show entries.


Liz completed her Master's of Project Management at Granite State College in the Fall of 2013.  She brings this knowledge and network as an asset to On The Bit Events.  


We are currently accepting new projects to add to our schedule. Please contact us for more information.


Happy showing!

2018 Interns

Morgan Lussier; Marny Stivers

2017 Interns

Madison Ytterock; Cayla Penny

2016 Interns

Madison Donahue; Kelly Cyr; Paige Collings; Kristen Mason

2015 Interns

Kelsey Buckley; Mily Mallard