PBI spoke with Olympic hopeful Beezie Madden about Dressage 101 and her top achievement.
Photo by Mary Adelaide Brakenridge
Beezie Madden | Wellington
Discipline: Show jumping
Olympic Bid: Four-time USEF Equestrian of the Year; 2014 World Equestrian Games bronze medalist; 2013 World Cup Finals Champion; gold medalist at 2004 Summer Olympics; gold and bronze medalist at 2008 Summer Olympics.
Biggest Challenge: Finding great horses and balancing a global travel schedule for the team. You have to remain flexible when things don’t go as planned.
Favorite Memory Winning team and individual silver medals at the 2006 World Equestrian Games in Aachen, Germany
Ali Borck on Rosevelt. | Photo by Alexandra Lynch
Historical Spot The World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France. We visited the beaches in Normandy and the World War II Memorial.
Life Overseas Globally, fans pack stadiums and watch the sport on TV. They find the horse’s strength, beauty, and athleticism very compelling.
Speaking Portuguese I would like to say, “Thank you.” The host nations always deliver a tremendous welcoming to the athletes.
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