• Beezie Madden
  • Competing for: United States
  • From: Cazenovia
  • Age: 56

The child of avid horse lovers, Beezie grew up visiting the stable every day. Many years later, Beezie enjoys an outstanding career profile, with highlights including Olympic and World Championship medals. In 2004 she became the first woman, and the first US rider, to reach the top three in the Showjumping world ranking.

Beezie cites her husband John, who helps her with training and managing the horses, as her biggest inspiration. Her advice to other riders is to “learn all aspects of horsemanship. No job is beneath you when you are growing up.” She is very much looking forward to GCT this year and believes it is raising the bar in showjumping.

Fast Facts

2008 Olympic Individual Bronze and Team Silver with Authentic

2004 Olympic Team Gold medallist with Authentic

Competed at the 2012 Olympic Games

2006 World Individual and Team Silver medallist with Authentic

2014 World Individual and Team Bronze medallist with Cortes C

Competed at the 2002 World Championships

2011 Pan American Games Individual Silver and Team Gold with Coral Reef Via Volo

2003 Pan American Games Team Gold medallist with Conquest

2013 FEI World Cup Final winner with Simon

2013 LGCT Chantilly Grand Prix winner with Cortes C