Madden rides Breitling to Longines Win in Washington

first_img Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. As the defending champion of the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Final, US Olympian Beezie Madden is prequalified for next year’s Final in Gothenburg. Saturday night in Washington, D.C. (USA), she reminded everyone why she’s earned such a distinction.Madden, aboard her World Cup Champion Breitling LS, put on an absolute clinic to win the $135,000 Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Washington. On a night that celebrated the 60th anniversary of the Washington International Horse Show, the duo topped a four-horse jump-off, crossing the timers of Olaf Petersen, Jr. (GER)’s shortened course in 30.74 seconds. It was an all-American female podium, as Katie Dinan (USA) and Dougie Douglas finished second (32.93 seconds), and Lucy Davis (USA) and Caracho were third (33.44).“This was Breitling’s first indoor this year…nice to see he’s in form. It just shows why he was so good at World Cup Finals!” ~ Beezie Madden (USA)“This was [Breitling’s] first indoor event of the year,” Madden said. “It’s nice to see that he’s in form. It just shows why he was so good at World Cup Finals. He walked right in here, and he’s clever, rideable, adjustable, careful, and he can handle tight spaces like this.”Coming back third in the jump-off, Madden and Breitling were able to shave more than two seconds off Dinan’s time thanks to their swift turns—particularly one taken to the penultimate vertical.“My horse has natural foot speed and is quite good at turning,” Madden said. “I think I made [the time] up on the turns at both ends [on the ring], particularly on the last turn.”A Closer Race in the EastWashington’s results made the World Cup standings tighter than ever. Molly Ashe Cawley (USA) remains at the top of the east coast sub league standings of the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ North American League with 29 points, but with her third-place finish, Davis is now tied with Georgina Bloomberg (USA) in second. They each have 28 points. A point behind them is Mattias Tromp (USA), and just four points separate the top five, with Madden (26 points) now sitting in fifth.The North American League continues in Lexington, KY (USA), on 3 November 2018.Results1. Breitling LS, Beezie Madden (USA) 0/0 30.742. Dougie Douglas, Katie Dinan (USA) 0/0 32.933. Caracho, Lucy Davis (USA) 0/0 33.44FULL RESULTS Tags: Beezie Madden, Breitling LS, Washington International Horse Show, Longines FEI Jumping World Cup, More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business. SIGN UP Horse Sport Enews Email*last_img read more