Beezie Madden Wins $200,000 FTI Rider Challenge


Beezie Madden won the $200,000 FTI Rider Challenge Saturday night to take home $100,000. Madden of Cazenovia, N.Y. rode Authentic in the $75,000 Penta Water Grand Prix and had four faults but it was enough to hold on to first place in the FTI Rider Challenge that is a highlight of the CN Winter Equestrian Festival presented by Zimmerman Advertising.

Canada’s Eric Lamaze finished second to win $50,000. Riding Hickstead, he also had four points.

Hillary Dobbs, of Sussex, N.J. finished third for $30,000 while Chris Kappler of Pittstown, N.J. was fourth and collected $20,000.

Beezie Madden (top center) topped the FTI Rider Challenge following the final event, the $75,000 Penta Water Grand Prix, on Saturday, March 29, during Week 11 of the CN Winter Equestrian Festival.
Eric Lamaze was second, Hillary Dobbs was third and Chris Kappler finished fourth."
Photo: Ken Braddick, Horse Sport USA


Beezie Madden held on to her lead in the FTI Rider Challenge standings after the 4th round
of the WEF Challenge Cup at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center Thursday.
Madden rode Play On
Photo: Ken Braddick-HorseSport USA


The 2008 CN Winter Equestrian Festival attracts the best horses and riders from around the world to Wellington and offers more than $5 million in prize money. For more information, visit


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