Lexington, Ky. – The NetJets U.S. Show Jumping Team’s Chef d’Equipe Robert Ridland will rely on his depth of experience depth in the $150,000 FEI Nations Cup CSIO4* Wellington presented by U.S. Trust and Bank of America Merrill Lynch on Saturday. U25 athletes Lillie Keenan, Catherine Tyree and Adrienne Sternlicht will team up with four-time Olympian Beezie Madden as they work for a podium finish at home against eight teams. The U.S. has drawn sixth in the order, with Keenan leading the team out of the gate when competition gets underway at 7:00 p.m. EST.
Meet the Team
Lillie Keenan from New York, N.Y., riding Fibonacci 17, Chansonette Farm, LLC’s 12-year-old Swedish Warmblood gelding. Follow Keenan on Facebook (@Lillie.C.Keenan), Twitter (@LillieKeenan), and Instagram (@lillieckeenan).
Beezie Madden from Cazenovia, N.Y., riding Breitling LS, Abigail Wexner’s 11-year-old Dutch Warmblood stallion. Follow Madden on Facebook (@beeziemadden), Twitter (@JohnMaddenSales), and Instagram (@johnmaddensales).
Catherine Tyree from Chicago, Ill., riding Bokai, Mary Tyree’s 11-year-old KWPN gelding.
Adrienne Sternlicht from Greenwich, Conn., riding Cristalline, Starlight Farms, LLC’s nine-year-old Bavarian Warmblood mare. Follow Sternlicht on Instagram (@adriennesternlicht).
Last Time Out
The U.S. team of Georgina Bloomberg, Chloe Reid, Catherine Tyree and Ali Wolf placed second in the 2017 $150,000 FEI Nations Cup CSIO4* Wellington.
Keenan and Fibonacci 17 last competed in week five of the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) earlier in the month. They placed fourth in the 1.55m class at the 2017 Longines Global Champions Tour of Doha, Qatar, in November.
Madden and Breitling LS recently placed second in the $100,000 Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Thermal and first in the Longines FEI World Cup Jumping $35,000 Desert Welcome Stake during week four of the HITS Coachella Desert Circuit earlier in the month.
Tyree and Bokai placed fourth in the $35,000 Bainbridge 1.45m Classic during week five of the WEF.
Sternlicht and Cristalline placed sixth in the $132,000 WEF Challenge Cup during week seven of the WEF.
Keenan: Member of the silver medal-winning team at the 2017 FEI Nations Cup CSIO4* Ocala, member of the gold medal-winning team at the 2017 Spruce Meadows’ BMO Nations Cup, member of the first all-women’s gold medal-winning team and recipient of the Aga Kahn Trophy at the FEI Nations Cup CSIO5* Dublin in 2017, member of the bronze medal-winning team at the 2016 Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Jumping Final, 2014 Talent Search gold medalist and runner-up a the Platinum Performance/USEF Show Jumping Talent Search Finals – East, Zone 2 team and individual gold medalist at the 2013 Adequan®/FEI North American Junior and Young Rider Championships presented by Gotham North, 2013 Pessoa/US Hunter Seat Medal Final Champion, 2011 United States Hunter Jumper Association International Hunter Finals Champion
Madden: Four-time Olympian, including team gold medals at the 2004 Athens and 2008 Beijing Games and a team silver medal at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games, member of the silver medal-winning 2017 Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup Final team, member of the first all-women’s gold medal-winning team and recipient of the Aga Kahn Trophy at the FEI Nations Cup CSIO5* Dublin in 2017
Tyree: Member of the silver medal-winning team at the 2017 $150,000 FEI Nations Cup CSIO4* Wellington, placed third in the $380,000 Fidelity Investments® Grand Prix CSI5* at the 2017 Winter Equestrian Festival, placed second in the 2016 HITS Saugerties $1 Million Grand Prix CSI5*
Sternlicht: Member of the silver medal team at the 2017 FEI Nations Cup CSIO4* Coapexpan, runner-up in the 2017 Mercer Cup CSI5* at the Spruce Meadows ‘Pan American’ Tournament
Competition begins Saturday, March 3, at 7:00 p.m. EST at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, Fla. Watch the livestream on Chronicle TV.
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