Madden, Elizabeth (Beezie)
Discipline : Showjumping
Born : 1963
Beezie is one of the world’s great showjumping stylists and one of the world’s most successful competitors. Beezie was a member of the hold medal American team at the 2004 Olympics – that was the year in which she became the first woman in the sport to win over $1 million in a season! She once again won team gold at the Beijing Games.
Beezie won the 2013 World Cup of Show Jumping with Simon in Gothenburg, Sweden.
At the 2014 World Equestrian Games, Beezie was one of the four riders that contested the ride off for the World Title, and although victory went to Jeroen Dubbeldam, Beezie’s horse, Cortez C was the most successful of the horses in the final.
THM showjumping commentator, Colleen Brook notes: She likes her horses to be a little open in their frame which has worked well for her, and science tells us that it is less stress for the horse than the exaggerated over-bending. Her style has to be absolutely classical…