Washington, D.C.—Oct. 27
Stacia Klein Madden has been coaching riders to equitation championships for years, but when Elizabeth Benson won this year’s Washington International Equitation Classic Finals she wiped away tears on her way to join Benson in the ring.
Madden started coaching Benson three years ago during a rough point in the young rider’s life. Benson’s father had fallen ill from cancer and asked Madden to take over coaching his daughter.