Two-time Longines FEI World Cup champion Beezie Madden rode Jiva to victory in the $36,000 Horseflight 1.45m CSI3*-W FEI Speed Cup at the Split Rock Jumping Tour’s (SRJT) Longines FEI Jumping World Cup Columbus CSI3*-W at Brave Horse Show Park in Johnstown, Ohio.

SRJT’s two-week stay at Brave Horse culminates Sunday with the prestigious $135,000 Longines FEI Jumping World Cup Columbus CSI3*-W Presented by CaptiveOne. Some of the sport’s biggest names – including Olympic veterans and contenders – are on hand looking to qualify for the 2020 Longines FEI World Cup™ Finals in Las Vegas next April.

Madden earned the win in Thursday’s $36,000 Horseflight 1.45m CS13*-W FEI Speed Cup with the fastest clean round over the 14-effort, one-round course designed by Olaf Petersen, Jr. of Germany. She finished in 56.400 seconds on her 10-year-old, Belgian-bred mare who won three classes in the event’s National division last year. Placing second was Daniel Coyle of Ireland who had held the lead for most of the class with a clean round in 56.900 seconds on Cita. Third went to Andrew Kocher and Squirt Gun with a clean round in 57.140 seconds. Canada’s Erynn Ballard was 7th with Charming Force B.

“Jiva is naturally fast and she gets around the course quickly,” said Madden, a four-time Olympic medalist. “I think my turn inside the bush between fences 3 and 4 was probably what made the difference, though.”

Since 2015, the SRJT has been revolutionizing the sport of show jumping in the United States, creating an “Unparalleled Show Jumping Experience” for competitors, sponsors and spectators alike. SRJT competitions offer top prize money, extravagant awards, special entry packages, and numerous first-class amenities not typically found at any other horse show. It’s no surprise that world-class riders from approximately 20 countries compete at the SRJT shows!

SRJT’s event at Brave Horse was selected by the FEI as one of just 14 events in the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ North American League that will help determine which North American riders will qualify to go to the 2020 Longines FEI World Cup™ Finals in Las Vegas, Nevada next April.

The week’s schedule includes divisions from .85m and up with three FEI rated classes. Upcoming highlights include the $40,000 CS13*-W 1.50m Welcome Class on Friday and the $135,000 Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Columbus CS13*-W Presented by CaptiveOne on Sunday.

Results here.