Robert Ridland

Hometown: Irvine, Calif. Birthday: 11/7/1950 Sport/Disciplines: Jumping

The show jumping community always knew Robert Ridland as a great rider, but now they also see him as the brilliant, strategic mind guiding the NetJets Show Jumping team to unprecedented success. Ridland brings several decades of international experience to the U.S. Show Jumping. As an athlete he competed in the Montreal 1976 Olympic Games and won several grand prix competitions throughout his riding career. Ridland has been extensively involved in the governance of the sport, including several terms as a board member of US Equestrian and the United States Equestrian Team Foundation.


Margie Engle

Hometown: Wellington, Fla. Sport/Disciplines: Jumping

Margie Engle has been a strong force on the NetJets U.S. Jumping Team. She competed in the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games, claimed the team silver medal at the FEI World Equestrian Games™ (WEG) Aachen 2006, and is a three-time Pan American Games medalist, including a team gold medal and individual bronze at the Santo Domingo 2003 Games and team silver medal at the Winnipeg 1999 Games. In recent years, Engle was a member of the third-place team at the 2018 Sopot CSIO5*.


Laura Kraut

Hometown: Royal Palm Beach, Fla. Birthday: 11/14/1965 Sport/Disciplines: Jumping Olympic Years: 1992 (alternate), 2000, 2008, 2020, 2024

Laura Kraut is a four-time Olympian, including a team gold medalist at the 2008 Beijing Games and a team silver medalist at the 2020 Tokyo Games. She was a member of the gold-medal winning NetJets® U.S. Jumping Team for the FEI World Equestrian Games Tryon 2018, as well as a WEG Lexington 2010 team member, and WEG Aachen 2006 team silver medalist. Kraut has been a member of numerous medal-winning FEI Nations Cup teams, including a member of the historic first all-women’s FEI Nations Cup CSIO5* Dublin gold-medal winning team and recipient of the Aga Khan Trophy in 2017. More recently, Kraut helped the team earn gold at the 2023 Santiago Pan American Games, where she finished fourth individually with Dorado 212. She was selected to represent the U.S. Jumping Team at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, France, with Baloutinue.


Beezie Madden

Hometown: Cazenovia, N.Y. Birthday: 11/20/1963 Sport/Disciplines: Jumping

Beezie Madden is a four-time Olympian and a team silver medalist from the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, a team gold and individual bronze medalist at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, and a team gold medalist from the Athens 2004 Olympic Games. She was a 2014 Alltech/FEI World Equestrian Games™ individual and team bronze medalist. Madden won the 2018 and 2013 FEI World Cup™ Jumping Final and is a three-time Pan American Games athlete, winning the Lima 2019 team and individual bronze; Guadalajara 2011 team gold and individual silver; and Santo Domingo 2003 team gold. Madden is a valuable member of several medal winning FEI Nations Cup teams for the U.S. Jumping Team, including her most recent appearance on the gold-medal winning team at the 2020 FEI Jumping Nations Cup USA and the gold-medal winning team at the 2019 FEI Jumping Nations Cup Wellington CSIO4*.


Jessica Springsteen

Hometown: Colts Neck, N.J. Birthday: 12/30/1991 Sport/Disciplines: Jumping Olympic Years: 2020

Jessica Springsteen was a member of the silver medal-winning U.S. Jumping Team at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. She amassed numerous top results in her successful youth career, capturing the young rider team silver medal and the young rider individual bronze medal at the 2010 North American Youth Championships, along with a win at the 2008 ASPCA Maclay Finals. In recent years, she has been selected to several Nations Cup teams, including the FEI Jumping Nations Cup Wellington CSIO4* and CHIO Aachen teams in 2021 and the FEI Jumping Nations Cup of Knokke Hippique in 2022.