The daughter of Olympic event riders Lucinda and David Green, Lissa started riding as a young child sitting in front of her parents when they rode. She was a member of the Pony Club and started eventing in 2004 although up to 2013 on a one-horse hobby basis. After school Lissa studied criminology and forensic science at Bristol University and then qualified as a primary school PE teacher. She set up her own yard in 2014 having made the decision in 2012 to event full-time.
Lissa trains with Ian Woodhead, Corinne Bracken and Richard Waygood.
Malinhead Clover, owned by the Ali G Sydnicate, is a 15-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding. He was bred by Martin McLaughlin and is by NC Amiro (a son of the Irish-based German-bred sire Amiro M (Aladin Z-Ramiro Z) out of Clover Jane by Clover Hill. He was formerly ridden by Rose Bridgewood to two-star level, then Tom How to three-star. Lissa acquired the ride mid-2014 although the pair suffered a crunching fall at their first event with Lissa breaking her jaw, collarbone and ribs.
Lissa has just completed her first Badminton on Hollyfield II with a dressage test score of 35.8, "I could not have asked for more from our man today. He tried his absolute heart out and for his current level of training produced his version of a test of a life time"; a clear ride cross-country "From the get go - he answered every single question I asked....his scope was undeniable and we finished full.of running. To know I could've pushed him a lot more and to feel him taking the bit through the finish flags was all I ever wanted. Our partnership grew by 10 fold in that round and we have our feet on the first rung of the ladder. This horse is going places and I could not be MORE thrilled with his agileness and boldness.", and only 8 faults in a very tricky show jumping course "He came out like a demon on the Sunday after XC. Trotting so fluid and loosely for the 2nd vets inspection. He warmed up perfectly and I knew he was trying, such a wonderful feeling. He show jumped the round of his life proving that he is now strong enough to pull put a stellar performance on the final day. What a horse - can't wait to build on this in the future".