FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 11, 2016
Contact: Shannon Coakley,, 203-259-1550
EQUUS Foundation
Madden returns as Team Ariat Captain on February 26th to defend "Best Performance" Title

Beezie Madden will be competing as captain of Team Ariat in the Best Performance Team Invitational at the EQUUS Foundation's fête cheval étoile on Friday, February 26 at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, Florida.

Judged this year by Tim Kees and Frank Madden, with live commentary by Don Stewart and Jimmy Torano, the Best Performance Team Invitational tests the abilities of the teams of show jumping riders to effectively compete over a 1.35m course based on style, function and execution.

Beezie Madden

Madden rose to the top in 2015 claiming the title of Best Individual Performance with a score of 99 out of 100 on Lilly Higgins' Zinnia.

"The EQUUS Foundation is a great organization not only for the horses but also for how horses can help people. We all do this sport because we love the horse." Madden said. 100% of event proceeds directly benefit horse welfare in the United States.

Team Ariat
Team Ariat
Beezie Madden, Captain
Kaitlin Campbell
Hannah Selleck

Team Fairfield Equine
Team Fairfield Equine
Peter Wylde, Captain
Hayley Barnhill
Kelli Cruciotti

Team Split Rock
Team Split Rock
Derek Braun, Captain
Darragh Kenny
Hardin Towell

Team Animal Planet
Team Animal Planet
Candice King, Captain
McKayla Langmeier
Richard Spooner

Root on your favorite team!

RSVP online here

Team Hagyard
Team Hagyard
Alison Robitaille, Captain
Victoria Colvin
Sydney Shulman

Join us at 6pm in PBIEC's International Club for cocktails, an auction and dinner followed by the tribute to the 2016 Horse Stars Hall of Fame Inductees and the 2nd annual Best Performance Team Invitational.

The EQUUS Foundation is the only national charitable foundation dedicated solely to ensuring the quality of life of horses and fostering the horse-human bond.

Don't miss out on your chance to support the event of the season that gives back to horses! For more information, contact Shannon Coakley at or 203-259-1550. RSVP here to reserve your spot.
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About EQUUS Foundation: The EQUUS Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity established in 2002, also known as Horse Charities of America, is dedicated to improving the quality of life of horses, enabling the therapeutic use of horses for those in need, fostering the horse-human bond, and educating the public about the horse's unique ability to empower, teach and heal. Donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Contact the EQUUS Foundation, Inc., at 168 Long Lots Road, Westport, CT 06880, Tele: (203) 259-1550, E-Mail:, Website:
About USEF: Established in 1917, the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF), is dedicated to raising the level of access to and participation in equestrian sport at all levels by ensuring its continuing creativity, growth, and excellence. The USEF's vision is to continue to lead equestrian sport in the United States while ensuring fairness, safety and enjoyment for an ever growing number of people. Learn more about the USEF at
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