Elisabeth "Beezie" Madden is one of the most famous female riders on the international circuit. Her parents were also riders and owned a stable in Wisconsin. Beezie rode from early childhood. She received her first pony for Christmas when she was 4 years old. In 1985, she took part in her first Grand Prix. She worked for Katie Prudent for five years. In 2004, she became the first female rider and the first American to be part of the top three in the World rankings.
Beezie Madden has won two World Cup Finals: in 2013 with Simon, and in 2018 with Breitling LS.
She is married to John Madden, President of the FEI Show Jumping Committee. Their stables are located in Cazenovia, New York. In 2019, she was the first woman to win one of the Rolex Grand Slam Majors by winning in Spruce Meadows with Darry Lou. Previously, the American rider had won the Aachen Grand Prix with Authentic in 2007.
Beezie Madden has already won 4 Olympic medals: team gold in 2004 in Athens, team gold and individual bronze in 2008 in Hong Kong, and team silver in 2016 in Rio. She also holds four World Games medals.