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John Madden

 Event in which you compete: Trainer for International Hunter/Jumpers

 
Hometown: Cazenovia, NY, USA
 
Number of years riding: Scared to ride. Training thirty years.
 
Career accomplishments to date: Training students to compete in both the Barcelona and Seoul Olympics.
 
How you got started in event: Started as a groom.
 
Length of time sponsored by Ariat: Three years
 
Favorite Ariat Product: My cowboy boots.
 
What was your proudest career moment? Beezie on the podium at the Olympics
 
Tell us about your first horse: N/A.
 
You ride because: I train because I love horses.
 
If you weren’t a professional trainer, you would be a: Crew Chief on a Formula I race car or a road manager for a Rock ‘n’ Roll Band.
 
Favorite mentor or ideal growing up: Brother Sullivan and Dr. John Steele.
 
Favorite place to travel: Cazenovia, NY
 
One fact that people don’t know about you: Scared to ride.
 
Favorite way to unwind outside the barn: Messing around on the farm.
 
Good luck charm: Beezie.