Alex Matz (son of former Olympian turned top racehorse trainer Michael Matz) and Jillz win the class at beautiful Black Watch Farm.
A split field of 105 entries took on the two $6,000 classes; Canadian David Arcand and Malle Babbe Van’t Kieveld place 6th in Sec. B.
The victory at the World Cup Festival in Auckland makes her one of the youngest to ever win NZ’s highest-ranked international series.
Sunday's feature event at WEF 1 was clinched by Hilary McNerney and Singuletto with Foster and Vienna hot on their heels.
The first international grand prix of the 2021 WEF circuit ended in a win for Madden, with two Canadians in the top ten.
Molly Ashe Cawley (USA) and Berdien captured the win in the 1.50m class at WEF; Canada's Vanessa Mannix was 6th aboard Catinka 25.
The US rider soared to the top in the $37,000 Adequan CSI3* aboard Agana Van Het Gerendal Z; Canada's Eric Lamaze was 5th with Fine Lady 5.
“The horses are fresh ... They feel like they got a year younger with a year off," said the Olympic gold medalist following his win.
CAS judges upheld Pan American Sports request to disqualify Canada for the failed dope test; can now send just one jumping athlete to Tokyo.
Hippomundo releases its latest list of top young jumpers, this time the seven-year-olds, which include Canadian Kara Chad's ride Irinka Lady.