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      Beezie Madden's horse Simon named Horse of the Year

      Beezie Madden riding Simon to a win at the World Cup in Gothenburg, Sweden last year. The horse is the US Equestrian Federation's Horse of the Year, and she is their Equestrian of the Year.

      Double honors this weekend for Cazenovia equestrian superstar Beezie Madden and Simon, the horse who took her to wins at several international grand prix jumping events, including the World Cup.

      The U S Equestrian Federation named Simonits horse of the year for 2013. Earlier, the USEF named Madden its equestrian of the year.

      The team is based in Florida for the winter, but calls John Madden Sales in Cazenovia (Nelson) home.

      Simon, a 15 year old Dutch Warmblood (not old in horse jumping careers!), is owned by Abigail Wexner.

      The duo will be competing internationally again in 2014, aiming for the summer Olympics in Brazil in 2016.

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