Beezie Madden will semi-retire following Tokyo
Beezie Madden will semi-retire from high-performance sport following the 2020 Olympic Games, as announced by The Chronicle of the Horse. She obviously hopes to put in a top performance for the United States in Japan, where she will take part in her 5th Olympic Games. The American has already won four Olympic medals: two team gold’s in 2004 and 2008, an individual bronze in Hong Kong, and an individual silver in Rio. Madden is obviously one of the greatest riders in the history of equestrian sports, having won the Spruce Meadows Grand Prix last September.
After this event, she’ll continue to ride, but will be training young horses and students to help them reach their goals. Her main horses, which belong to Abigail Wexner, among others, will remain with her until they are sold: "I don't know if all the horses will be sold after Tokyo. I would love to compete at Grand Prix level again if I still have my horses, or if I have horses that are developing and starting out at Grand Prix level," explained the multi-medal winner.