The Olympic Long List Welcomes Laura Kraut and Beezie Madden

Fans of show jumping will be pleased to hear that two more familiar names will join the long list before the Selection trials set to run from March 21st until March 24th at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, FL. Joining previously announced competition McLain Ward, Beezie Madden and Laura Kraut will join the hopeful contenders to represent the United States in London this coming summer. Joining these ladies on the list will be their respective mounts: Kraut aboard Cherry Knoll Farm’s Cedric, and Madden aboard Coral Reef Ranch’s Coral Reef Via Volo.

From Left to Right:Will Simpson, Laura Kraut, Beezie Madden and McLain Ward
who won the Gold Medal at the 2008 Olympic Games. Image courtesy of Zimbio.

In the past, both women have represented the United States with great success: Beezie Madden has won two gold medals and a bronze, while Laura Kraut won a gold medal in her first olympics in Beijing.

Both boast extremely impressive equestrian resumes: Madden is famed for winning the Animal Planet Sport Horse Cup in 2008 and Kraut was even featured in a documentary called ‘A Rider’s Story‘ alongside McLain Ward on Horse Racing Tv.

Laura Kraut aboard Cedric. Image courtesy of Walsh Harness.

It will be interesting to see what other names will join the long list, as the season continues.

Beezie Madden on Via Volo. Image courtesy of Sideline News.

Who do you think will make the long list? Sound off in the comments below!

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