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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 your event: Started as a groom.

Favorite Ariat Product: My cowboy boots.

Proudest career moment: Beezie on the podium at the Olympics

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 idol growing up: Brother Sullivan and Dr. John Steele

Favorite place to travel: Cazenovia, NY

Name one fun 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