Beezie Madden’s show jumping partner Judgement ISF will retire this Sunday, Nov. 1, during the Animal Planet Sporthorse Cup at the National Horse Show. The 18-year-old stallion has won the Cup twice during his career as one of the most successful U.S.-bred stallions in show jumping history.
“It will be a bittersweet moment for me, riding Judgement into the ring for the last time,” commented Madden. “We thought it was appropriate to do in front of his Syracuse fans where he certainly loved to jump. I will miss competing with him, but it is the right thing to do for him, and I couldn’t ask for more from him than he has already given.”
Mary Alice Malone, his owner and breeder, plans to retire Judgement at her Iron Spring Farm in Pennsylvania.
Judgement competed on 10 Nations Cup Teams, where he and Madden earned a team gold medal in La Baule, France, and in two World Cup Finals. They also rode on the U.S. team at the World Equestrian Games in 2002. His notable wins included the prestigious CN International at Spruce Meadows (Canada) and the Spruce Meadows Derby.
Judgement was the first U.S.-bred stallion to be officially recognized by the Dutch Warmblood Association, KWPN and to earn more than $1,000,000 in prize money. Judgement earned the 2004 FEI Horse of the Year title and The Chronicle of the Horse Show Jumper of the Year in 2005.
Fans will be able to meet Judgement throughout the weekend at the National Horse Show’s Exhibition Hall in Syracuse, N.Y.