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Beezie Madden

  • Sport: Olympic Equestrian
  • Nation: United States of America
  • Birthdate: November 20, 1963
  • Residence: Cazenovia, New York
  • Horse: Authentic (13-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding; Owned by Abigail Wexner)
  • Discipline: Show Jumping
  • Career Highlights: 2007 – Won Nexen Derby. … Won CN Performance. … Won Tenaris Cup. 2006 – Won silver at World Equestrian Games. 2005 – Helped team win Nations Cup. 2003 – Won team gold at Pan-American Games. 2002 – Helped team finish sixth at World Equestrian Games.
  • Career Notes: Is the first two-time winner of the prestigious USET Foundation Whitney Stone Cup. ... Was the first woman and the first American rider to reach the Top Three in the Show Jumping World Ranking List, an achievement she reached in 2004. ... Additionally, she was the first woman to pass the million dollar mark in show jumping earnings. 2006 - Named USEF Rider of the Year. 2005 - Named USEF Equestrian of the Year . … Received the William Steinkraus Trophy. 2004 – Named American Grand Prix Association Rider of the Year. 1989 - Named USOC Female Equestrian Athlete of the Year.
  • Olympic History: 2008 – Clinched Olympic berth. 2004 – Won team gold in Athens.
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