Elizabeth (Liz) Booth, 61, of Montpelier, Virginia passed away on October 29, 2020. She was born on June 25, 1959 to John and Josephine Breen in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Liz graduated from Bishop Carroll High School in 1977, and Pennsylvania State University in 1982. She is survived by her husband of 33 years, James Booth, and their daughter Taylor as well as her beloved dogs Bailey, Wink, and Joey (as well as 160 other four-hooved friends).
Though born and raised in Philadelphia, Liz made a home and life in Virginia for the better part of 40 years — though her network of friends and business acquaintances spans the globe. She was the founder of Virginia Sport Horses which she grew from a small rescue operation to one of the largest suppliers of sport horses on the east coast, with clients ranging from mounted police forces, fox hunting clubs, families, and everyone in between. Liz lived and breathed the horse industry and was never happier than when roaming around “Roads End Farm” talking horses with a new customer-friend and her three dogs trailing behind her.
Anyone lucky enough to know Liz knew time with her was sure to produce a great memory, or least a unique one, and that they’d likely come away with a truly funny story. Liz was known for her grit and having no fear working hard to expand her business, taking on difficult horses or even rescuing foals in Saskatchewan, Canada. Liz welcomed life with open arms and an open heart. There wasn’t a visitor, business partner, customer, neighbor or stray animal that she wouldn’t welcome with open arms. Our family, the Virginia Sport Horses family and many others will miss the passion, zest for life and love Liz brought to our worlds.
A memorial service and reception will be held on November 14, 2020, at Noon at Belfast Farm, 15656 Jefferson Highway, Bumpass, VA 23024. The family is mindful of the Covid-19 pandemic and the event will adhere to the most recent guidance from the Virginia Department of Health regarding gatherings and food service. The service will be offered in an open-air setting, masks will be provided, and sanitization stations will be available throughout the property.
For out of town guests the family has made an arrangement with Fairfield Inn in Ashland, Virginia under the reference “Liz Booth”. Please contact the hotel directly at (804) 412-4800 for reservations.