Beezie Madden has established herself as one of the most dominant athletes in equestrian show-jumping. But the key to her success, and a trip to London, isn't just in her hands.
espnW offers a snapshot of the top American female athletes competing at the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico.
Eric Lamaze of Canada rode Hickstead to the gold medal in Olympic equestrian individual jumping.
The American show jumping riders had a solid qualifying round Sunday, putting themselves in position for a medal.
Top-rated show jumper Beezie Madden finished first at the U.S. Olympic trials Sunday with two penalty-free performances on Authentic.