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Beezie Madden and Breitling LS capture CSI2* Old Salem Farm Grand Prix

Monday, 15 May 2017
CSI2* Old Salem Farm 2017

Photo (c) The Book. Beezie Madden and Breitling LS won the Old Salem Farm Grand Prix. Photo (c) The Book.

Four-time U.S. Olympic medalist Beezie Madden claimed victory in the CSI2* $50,000 Old Salem Farm Grand Prix, presented by The Kincade Group, riding Breitling LS on Sunday, May 14, at the 2017 Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows, running through May 21 at Old Salem Farm in North Salem, NY. 

“Anytime you win it is special because this is quite a humbling sport; you can win one day and be on the ground the next. Last year, I concentrated a lot on the Olympics and didn’t try to win many Grand Prix events, but this horse has picked up two wins already this year and it feels great,” said Beezie Madden.

Madden, who hails from Cazenovia, NY, bested a field of 48 horses for the win over a course designed by Ken Krome of Westminster, MD. Riding Breitling LS, an 11-year old Dutch Warmblood stallion (Quintero x Accord II) owned by Abigail Wexner, Madden was third to return in a ten-horse jump-off and crossed the timers clear in 37.34 seconds, which eventually stood for the win.

"It is difficult to build a two-star when you have these top riders here, but Ken had ten clear, which was excellent. We are usually coming off a break this time of year with a lot of these horses, and it is nice to come here where there is a two-star this week and a three-star next week. You can gradually build them up,” Madden concluded.

 


Source: Press release from Old Salem Farm / Picture © The Book



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