Beezie Madden - United States Olympic Show Jumper
 By Painted Destiny   •   8th Jan 2011   •   9,337 views   •   14 comments
BEEZIE MADDENBeezie Madden is an United States Olympic Show Jumper. Her name is Elizabeth Madden, but is called "Beezie." Her birthday is November 20, and she was born into a horsey family that lived on a horse farm in Wisconsin. She has been riding since she was a small child and now resides in New York with her husband, John Madden.

Beezie in the Olympics

Beezie was 40 years old when she competed for the first time in the Olympics, which was held in Athens, Greece in 2004. She received one Gold medal. Beezie also participated in the last olympics in 2008. She received a Bronze medal for Mixed Jumping, Individual and a Gold medal for Mixed Jumping, Team.

Beezie and Horses

Authentic is one of her most known horses. He is a 14 year old Dutch Warmblood gelding. She has rode him in both Olympics. She says he is very easy-going at the barn. Judgement is another one of her popular horses. Though the shocking truth about about of them is that they're not really hers. they belong to one of the Madden's close friends, Abigail Wexner and Iron Spring Farm. Judgement is an 18 year old Dutch Warmblood stallion.

Beezie's Achievements

Of course winning gold and bronze medals in the Olympics is a pretty big achievement. But what other accomplishments has she made? Well, for one, she was the first woman and the first American rider to ever reach the Top Three in the Show Jumping World Ranking List. She achieved this is 2004. She was also the first woman to reach the one million dollar mark in earnings from show jumping. Beezie is the first person to win the prestigious USET Foundation Whitney Stone Cup twice.

"Without support from the USET Foundation, it would be extremely difficult for us to compete abroad, which is critical for us to stay at the top of our game. Contributors to the Foundation are an integral part of the triumphs of the United States' equestrian teams."
-- Beezie Madden

Beezie's Day

Beezie says she always wakes up really early, and gives the horse(s) exercise first thing. Whether she's at home and has a lot of horses to do this for or at a show and only has one horse, she still does this. When she's not riding, she and her husband John are planning the training schedule for the horses, working out travel plans, and catching up with their office at home.
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Dark Star  
Wow, nice article, I did a report on her for one of my classes, I got an A-
  Jan 8, 2011  •  6,234 views
I love BEezie! I have many posters of her and Authentic on my wall!!
  Jan 8, 2011  •  6,239 views
It's a nice article, but i believe it needs a lot more info on her. I did an intrest project on her and I will probably post it on the forms :)
  Jan 8, 2011  •  6,251 views
She's one of my FAV RIDERS! AHHH!
  Jan 9, 2011  •  6,235 views
Until now, I had no idea who she was, my fav rider, is Ellen Whitaker, showjumper for GB
  Jan 9, 2011  •  6,275 views
i love beezie :D i first found out about her in young rider. i liked her cuz my horses name is brezie and my name is mattie, and it kinda sounded like brezie mattie :D lol shes awesome :)
  Jan 9, 2011  •  6,352 views
She is really cool! And the horses she rides are very good- looking and I am sure they are well behaved. I look up to her for she is wonderful!
  Jan 9, 2011  •  6,279 views
My old trainer used to ride with Beezie as a kid, and I live by the farm they owned in Wisconsin :D
She's a great rider..nice article.
  Jan 10, 2011  •  6,244 views
Very cool article!! Is she married to John Madden the football player?! That's wicked!
  Jan 18, 2011  •  6,243 views
I did a report on her last year for a biography fair. It was fun learning about her horse! great article!
  Feb 2, 2011  •  6,248 views
Wanderin Boy Memorial  
I've never heard of her. She's a great rider.
  Feb 3, 2011  •  6,243 views
No Walkin Farms9  
She sounds amazing. I've never heard of her before but you did a great job at giving a brief overview of her life so far.
  Mar 11, 2011  •  6,262 views
T W I  
Wow, getting a gold metal in the Olympics at age 40 is quite the achievement!
Good article.
  May 7, 2011  •  6,283 views
Little Bitty Farm  
Great article!
  May 9, 2011  •  6,276 views
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