Cazenovia's 'Beezie' Madden to make 4th Olympic appearance in Rio
CAZENOVIA, N.Y. -- A Central New Yorker will be part of the United States' equestrian team once again for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.
The United States Equestrian Federation announced Cazenovia's Elizabeth "Beezie" Madden will join three other members of the 2016 U.S. Olympic Show Jumping Team. Also making the team are Lucy Davis, from Los Angeles, Calif., Kent Farrington, from Wellington, Fla., and McLain Ward, from Brewster, N.Y.
This will be Madden's fourth consecutive in the Olympic games since her first appearance in 2004. That year Madden aided the U.S. team as it earned a Team Gold medal, and followed up the effort with another Team Gold in Beijing in 2008.
Originally from Wisconsin, Madden has been riding since she was just three years old, receiving her first pony as a Christmas gift at the age of four. That sparked a career that has seen Madden represent the United States in some of the world's most prestigious competitions over the course of nearly three decades.