Madison Goetzmann Scores Second Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Victory

Madison Goetzmann and Wrigley

Madison Goetzmann and Wrigley

Despite it being her first time competing in the Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper division at the CP National Horse Show, Madison Goetzmann came into the year-end horse show with the confidence, and that confidence is paying off ten-fold. On Friday night, Goetzmann claimed her second consecutive win of the week, securing the victory in the $5,000 Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumpers, presented by the Nusz family.

"My horse, right when she walks in the ring, she's committed to getting the job done," Goetzmann said of her mare, Wrigley. "That just gives me all the confidence in the world to go in there and ride a smooth and efficient round. I definitely have all the confidence on this horse to go in and win now."

Adrienne Sternlicht and Quidam MB

Adrienne Sternlicht and Quidam MB

The importance of that confidence is something consistently instilled in her by her trainers, Stacia Madden in the equitation and John and Beezie Madden in the jumpers. "They tell me basically, you can get the job done if you believe in yourself and have confidence," Goetzmann said. "All three of them are amazing trainers, and they see eye to eye on things. I feel like I have the best trainers in both divisions. It's definitely very helpful, and I'm grateful for the opportunity."

From the field of 34 starters, Goetzmann and Wrigley were one of 13 combinations to advance to the jump-off round without fault, and they would pave the way to the lead from beginning to end. The duo returned first for the jump-off, finishing quick and clear in a time of 31.676. Two trips later, Hayley Waters and No Doubt, gave Goetzmann a run for her money, producing a double clear effort in 32.848 seconds - a time that would end up being good enough for fourth place.

Just two trips later Kelli Cruciotti and Zidante bested Waters and No Doubt's time, tripping the timers in 32.533 seconds and taking the eventual third place spot, while the very next duo in the ring, Adrienne Sternlicht and Quidam MB, would slide into second with a time of 31.778 seconds.

Jumper competition will continue on Saturday with the $15,000 Show Jumping Hall of Fame Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Championship and the $30,000 Under 25 Championship Final. Leading the way heading into the Under 25 Championship Final after two rounds is Lucy Deslauriers, carrying zero faults. Current rider penalties of the front-running group are as follows:
0 Lucy Deslauriers and Hester
1 Catherine Tyree and Enjoy Louis
2 Katherine Strauss and All In
2 Sima Morgello and Orientales
3 Ali Tritschler and Fantasy
4 Eugenio Garza and Bariano
5 Hunter Holloway and VDL Bravo S
7 Nicole Bellissimo and Harley David

8 Hayley Waters and Qurint
8 Jennifer Gates and Cadence
8 Kelli Cruciotti and Chamonix H

The main highlight of the week will be Sunday afternoon, when the best athletes in the world will compete in the $250,000 Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Lexington, presented by CP.

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Results: 5,000 Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumpers
1 964 WRIGLEY MADISON GOETZMANN 0 0 0 70.070 0 0 0 31.676
2 683 QUIDAM MB ADRIENNE STERNLICHT 0 0 0 75.554 0 0 0 31.778
3 623 ZIDANTE KELLI CRUCIOTTI 0 0 0 71.237 0 0 0 32.533
4 631 NO DOUBT HAYLEY WATERS 0 0 0 71.589 0 0 0 32.848
5 625 BETTY BOOP III AILISH CUNNIFFE 0 0 0 71.810 0 0 0 33.261
6 610 WILD CARD KATIE TYLER 0 0 0 75.280 0 0 0 35.289
7 834 SANDOR DE LA POMME EVE JOBS 0 0 0 73.310 4 0 4 31.087
8 990 BIGSHOT CALLIE SMITH 0 0 0 75.035 4 0 4 34.232
9 817 DON'T GO CATHERINE TYREE 0 0 0 72.896 4 3 7 45.262
10 647 VORNADO VAN DEN HOENDRIK VIVIAN YOWAN 0 0 0 72.177 8 0 8 33.291
11 624 WALLENBERG KELLI CRUCIOTTI 0 0 0 73.309 8 0 8 34.404
12 682 PROVIDENCE ADRIENNE STERNLICHT 0 0 0 72.030 8 0 8 37.532




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