Two nights, two wins for Beezie...
Friday the 13th turned out to be a lucky day for Elizabeth “Beezie” Madden of the United States, as she took first place for the second day in a row at the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Finals in Paris.
Madden, who won the speed class on Thursday, outrode nine competitors in a tight Table A jump off for the top spot on Day 2 of the three-day event.
Once again giving the audience and her opponents a textbook ride to learn by, Madden managed her horse Breitling LS beautifully in both the first round and the final jump off, in which she finished in a mere 33.22 seconds.
No stranger to the pressure of a World Cup event, Madden won the championship in 2013 and is poised to take another title when competition resumes on Sunday for the Grand Prix.
Finishing in just fractions of a second behind Madden were Harrie Smolders of the Netherlands, who completed the jump off in 33.44 seconds for second place, and Sweden’s Henrik Von Eckermann, who took third with a jump off time of 33.92 seconds.