Madden Wins Rolex Grand Prix of Aachen and Named Leading Rider
RELEASE: July 9, 2007
AUTHOR/ADMINISTRATOR: Joanie Morris
- The United States Equestrian Federation is thrilled to report that Beezie Madden of Cazenovia, NY, and Authentic romped to victory in the prestigious Rolex Grand Prix of Aachen in Aachen, Germany, July 8, 2007.
One of the most coveted grand prix in the world, the Grand Prix of Aachen was last won by an American in 1991 (Anne Kursinski and Starman). Madden, one of only three riders to go through to the jump-off,posted the only clear to win convincingly over French rider Roger Yves-Bost and Ideal de la Loge who had four faults and German rider Christian Ahlman and Coster who ended with eight. Fellow Americans Laura Kraut and Anthem were seventh.
Madden, 43, and Abigail Wexner’s Authentic, a 12-year-old KWPN gelding, bested a field of 40 starters. Going last, Madden never had to truly utilize Authentic’s renowned turn of foot as all that was necessary to secure the victory was a clean round.
Madden was also the leading rider at the show, adding a third in the Prize of Aachen Münchener with Judgment and put in a dynamite performance in the Nations Cup (part of the Samsung Super League) with Authentic, picking up four faults for a toe in the water jump in the second round. She also picked up a good result with Select in the Prize of Kreises Aachen in memory of Landrat Hermann-Josef Pütz.
Madden will stay in Europe with her string and compete at horse shows in Geesteren, Holland, Hickstead, England and Dublin, Ireland.
For more information please contact High Performance Communications Manager, Joanie Morris at email@example.com or (859) 225-2052.