Elizabeth (Beezie) Madden

Beezie is an American Show jumping competitor and Olympic gold medal winner from Cazenovia, New York. She is trained by her husband, John Madden, who also runs his business, John Madden Sales, from their farm in Cazenovia. Two of her most popular horses are, Authentic (p.62) and Judgement. At the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Beezie won the gold medal as part of the United States team in team jumping. At the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics she earned a second gold in the team jumping competition. She also earned a bronze in the Individual Show Jumping competition. In 2008 Beezie placed first in the Animal Planet Sport Horse cup aboard Judgement. In 2004 Beezie was the first woman ever to pass the $1 million mark in show jumping earnings, a record she still holds. The photo on page 103 is by Peter Llewelly.

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