Beezie Madden named International Equestrian of 2019 and also won the Steinkraus trophy along with Boyd Martin
- By Staff Writers
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.--Two time Olympic team gold medalist and 2019 Pan Am Games individual gold medalist Beezie Madden of Cazenovia, N.Y., was voted the 2019 International Equestrian of the Year.
Nick Haness of Temecula, Calif.,was voted the 2019 National Equestrian of the Year. and Madden and Boyd Martin won the William C. Steinkraus Trophy.
Madden and Haness were presented with the Robert P. Strub Trophy at the Pegasus Awards during the U.S. Equestrian Annual Meeting.
For nearly three decades, Madden has represented the United States in the world’s most prestigious competitions, including four Olympic Games, three Pan American Games, and three FEI World Equestrian Games.
In 2019, Madden represented the U.S. at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, and helped anchor a team of rising U.S. jumping stars in their first major championship.
There, Madden and teammates Lucy Deslauriers, Alex Granato and Eve Jobs won the team bronze, while Madden also went on to win individual bronze on Breitling LS in Lima.
Earlier in the year, Madden and Breitling LS placed in the top five at the Jumping World Cup Final in Gothenburg.
She also became the first rider to win the $1 Million HITS Grand Prix in all three locations offered following her win with Darry Lou at HITS Thermal.