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    Default Beezie Madden

    I've heard that she was found through IHSA riding. Is this true? Which college did she go to?

    Thank you!



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    I think Beezie went to Southern Sem, and was coached on the IHSA team by Russ Walther...



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    I don't know if I would say she was "found" through IHSA. I believe she was already a pretty good rider when she got there.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Equsrider View Post
    I think Beezie went to Southern Sem, and was coached on the IHSA team by Russ Walther...
    That's correct! I was a year behind her at Sem and she was a fantastic in college!!! She was also working with Katie Monahan during college and showing some with her at that time.

    Beezie was in a league of her own at Sem. She was by far the best rider in a school full of riders.
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    She showed ponies in Wi as a little girl. After HS I worked in a tack store and one evening we got a call asking if we could stay a little longer because someone needed a pair of gloves. I stayed and the little girl was very sweet and polite, the little girl was Beezie.



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    I only remember that Beezie went to Sem because I beat her at Ihsa Nationals. They use to have an Exhibition Jumper class set at 4', one rider from each zone was selected to ride. I had know Russ for years before as he use to train in my area....Beezie was the clear favorite to win, and I comming from a small community college was not even considered to be in the ribbons....I always kid that, that was the one and only time I beat Beezie Patton Madden!!



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    Life is Good 2, I grew up in Wisconsin and also remember Beezie as a very sweet and polite pony rider. Even back then, she struck me as being more thoughtful and self-possessed than the other kids her age. I have distinct memories of her sitting quietly by herself and watching the 14-17 equitation divisions. It seemed that she wanted to learn as much as possible from everything going on at the show. When I returned to the sport after a 20 year break, I wasn't surprised to find out that she'd grown into a superstar.

    Ponyjumper525, Beezie was a very accomplished junior rider and I believe she had high placings in both the medal and Maclay finals. She trained with Mike Henaghan during her junior career.



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    Beezie's parents owned a lesson barn in Wisconsin and I grew up riding there. She was a very accomplished junior rider who worked for everything she had. Always a class act, always kind to the littlest girls (me!) at the barn who hero-worshipped her when she was home teaching special lessons...
    Can you stress-fracture your brain?



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    Beezie was a well known and successful rider prior to college, as others have said.
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    Beezie is always so kind and patient when my younger students bombard her with questions and ask for autographs.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Heineken View Post
    Beezie's parents owned a lesson barn in Wisconsin.
    I was sitting right near them at Syracuse. They were very cute every time she came in the ring, and obviously very happy with Beezie's success.



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    Kathy and Joe Patton are awesome. Kathy used to teach occasionally when someone called out last minute and some of the BEST things I ever learned came from her. Joe used to drive the big rig They were very involved in the day to day and are great!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heineken View Post
    Kathy and Joe Patton are awesome. Kathy used to teach occasionally when someone called out last minute and some of the BEST things I ever learned came from her. Joe used to drive the big rig They were very involved in the day to day and are great!
    Agreed, 100% on the awesomeness of Joe and Kathy!



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    I rode at their barn in Wisconsin my whole life until I went to college. I bought several ponies from/with Mrs. Patton and I wish I had appreciated all of the invaluable advice she had to offer as much as I should have! Their house was always filled with incredible pictures of Beezie and her horses I just can't say enough good things about them.
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