John & Beezie Madden

John & Beezie Madden

Beezie finished six weeks of competition at the Winter Equestrian Festival in March of 2006 as Leading Rider for the Florida circuit. For her efforts, she walked away with a bonus of $100,000.00 courtesy of FTI Consulting and the FTI Rider Challenge.

She also finished the first two weeks of Summer Competition at Spruce Meadows in Calgary, Alberta Canada as the Leading Rider in June of 2006 assisted by winning the $170,000 Shell Cup Derby with Judgement. Authentic repeated his 2005 victory of the prestigious ATCO Power $200,000 Queen Elizabeth II Cup in Calgary in July and won the $75,000 New Albany Classic in October.

Also, in 2006, Beezie represented the U.S. in LaBaul, France and Aachen, Germany and returned to Germany to compete in the World Equestrian Games in August. With her Olympic mount; Authentic, Beezie brought home the US Team and individual Silver Medals.

To finish the year, Beezie won the grand finale of the Syracuse Invitational Sporthorse Tournament by beating out the six top riders from the week in the Animal Planet Sporthorse Cup. Contributing to her success were Conquest II and Judgement.

For her 2006 accomplishments, Beezie was named the USEF Equestrian of the year and recipient of the William Steinkraus Trophy and Whitney Stone Cup (both for 2nd consecutive years). Additionally, Authentic was named the USEF Horse of the Year for 2006.

Maddens 2005 victory in the $200,000 Budweiser American Invitational in Tampa, FL gave her the advantage of finishing the Florida winter circuit having won more prize money than any other rider.

Also in 2005, she represented the U.S. on an all-woman team in the first Samsung Super League series in La Baul, France, Rome, Italy and St. Gallen, Switzerland. Madden rode with the winning nations Cup teams at LaBaul, France and Aachen, Germany and was on the team for six out of the eight competitions that led to the US winning the 2005 Super League Series.

Between European competitions, she added to her winnings placing 2nd in the $170,000 Shell Cup Derby and 1st in the One Million dollar CN International at Spruce Meadows, Calgary, Alberta Canada.

Maddenís 2005 successes led to her being named USEF Equestrian of the Year and recipient of the prestigious William Steinkraus Trophy and Whitney Stone Cup. Her 2004 Olympic mount, Authentic was named the USEF Showjumping Horse of the Year in 2005.

In 2004, Beezie Madden with her mount Authentic, charged the Athens Olympics with double clean rounds in Show Jumping, assisting to bring home the Team Gold Medal for the United States.

Her national success earned Madden her second American Grand Prix Association Rider of the Year title in 2004.

In 2003, Madden started off with several wins at the Winter Equestrian Festival including a win in the $50,000 Idle Dice Classic and in the $100,000 Cosequin U.S. Open Jumper Championship, Presented by CN in Wellington, FL. She was also on the U.S. team that won the Samsung Nationís Cup. Madden went on to help the U.S. team win the Gold Medal in the 2003 Pan American Games in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. In the fall of 2003, Madden traveled to Europe and captured the Mercedes German Masters and the Audi Grand Prix in Maastricht Netherlands, winning both a new Mercedes and Audi.

In 2002, Madden rode on the USETs sixth place team at the World Equestrian Games in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain.

In 2000, Madden added even more laurels to her resume with a victory in the Valkenswaard Grand Prix in The Netherlands on August 6. She beat Barcelona Olympic Gold medallist, Germanys Ludger Beerbaum, by 0.31 seconds in a four-horse jump-off, becoming only the second American to win a Pulsar Crown event (the other is Olympic veteran Anne Kursinski).

Madden was a recipient of a U.S. Equestrian Team (USET) grant to represent the U.S. on a 1997 European tour. She was one of 12 riders who contributed to the USETís win of the inaugural Samsung Nations Cup Series in 1997.

In 1996, she captured the blue ribbon at the Budweiser Grand Prix de Penn National aboard Dynamite, and the Devon Grand Prix riding Cincinnati Red. Among her notable 1997 achievements was winning the $100,000 Rolex/USET Show Jumping Championship, one of the seven Grand Prix wins for Madden that year. Her outstanding 1997 season led to her winning the American Grandprix Association Rider of the Year award and her mount Dynamite being named AGA Horse of the Year. She extended her successful 1997 into 1998, placing first in the World Cup East Coast League Final Standings.

In 1993, Madden finished 5th at the Volvo World Cup Final in Gothenburg, Sweden and won three major Grand Prix events; the Grand Prix of Luxembourg, the Hampton Classic Grand Prix and the Crown Royal Grand Prix in Toronto, Canada.

Originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Beezie made her Grand Prix debut in 1985. In 1989, she was named the United States Olympic Committees (USOC) Female Equestrian Athlete of the Year. This honor was largely due to her leading the USET to back-to-back Nations Cup wins at the Washington International Horse Show and at the National Horse Show, and her winning several important Grand Prix events. Madden won the American Gold Cup at Devon, PA, the Grand Prix of Rochester, the Grand Prix de Penn National at Harrisburg and the Grand Prix of New York at the National Horse Show that year.

Madden was the first woman and the first U.S. rider to reach the #3 ranking on the world ranking list (achieved in 2004). She was also the first woman to pass the million dollar mark in earnings for showjumping.

Riding horses since she was three years old, graduating number one from Southern Seminary Junior College and participating in collegiate sports such as volleyball, basketball, softball and on the intercollegiate riding team (National Champions), Madden has a lifetime of experiences she shares in speaking to Elementary School children in and around her hometown.

Madden has been featured in network broadcasts and series aired nationally and internationally.
In 1998, she married noted trainer John Madden. Since 1988, they have lived and trained in Cazenovia, New York.