Elizabeth Madden
1.68m / 58 years old (20/11/1963)
  • Longines Rankings49 go to FEI page
  • numbers of wins129
  • Current stableJohn Madden Sales
  • IdolJohn Madden

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.

years championship country city horse category Ranking
2019 World cup final SWE Göteborg Breitling Ls individual 5
2018 World cup final FRA Paris Breitling Ls individual 1
2017 Nations cup final ESP Barcelona Darry Lou Team 2
2016 Olympic games BRA Rio de Janeiro Cortes'c' Team 2
2015 World cup final USA Las Vegas Simon individual 4
years event competition horse height Ranking
2019 CSIO 5* of Calgary Grand Prix Darry Lou 1.60m 1
2018 CSI 5* of Villach Grand Prix Coach 1.60m 1
2015 CSI 5* of Saugerties Grand Prix Simon 1.60m 1
2015 CSIO 5* of Hickstead Grand Prix Cortes'C' 1.60m 1
2014 CSIO 5* of Hickstead Grand Prix Cortes'C' 1.60m 1