Frank I. Madden - Head Trainer & Owner Capital Hill Show Stables

Frank I. Madden - Head Trainer & Owner Capital Hill Show Stables

Frank Madden, head trainer and Owner of Capital Hill Show Stables is widely recognized as one of the most successful and dedicated trainers of young and developing equestrian talent in the United States. He has trained several of the most promising junior equitation and junior amateur jumper riders - riders who have the potential to represent the United States at the highest levels of international competition. Frank coached Jenno Topping to the USEF Medal win in 1985 and Stacia Klein to the ASPCA Maclay Championship in 1987. Frank was also the chef d'équipe of two Young Rider jumper teams, at Monterrey in 1997 and at the North American Young Rider Championships in 1998. In addition to his training, Frank is also a top "R" judge and a published author.


Frank Madden and several of his top riders were featured in the 2005 Animal Planet television series "Horse Power: The Road to the Maclay." Animal Planet filmed Brianne Goutal making history as the first junior rider to win all the major equitation finals with her 2005 wins in both the USEF Medal Finals and the ASPCA Maclay Finals. More recently, Frank coached Taylor Griffiths to a 3rd place finish in the 2017 USEF Show Jumping Talent Search Finals – East.

Frank’s riders have also earned many coveted "Style of Riding" awards at events such as the Washington International and the Devon Horse Shows, as well as winning top honors in all of this country's major finals and championships year after year.

The training ring, however, is just one area in which Frank Madden contributes to the development of American equestrian talent. In addition to Frank's previous work producing the "Wachovia Jumper Classic at Beacon Hill," Frank serves on several national committees, was on the Board of Directors for the internationally recognized Syracuse Invitational Sporthorse Tournament, assisted Old Salem Farm in the management elements of the American Gold Cup, CSI4*W World Cup Qualifier. Frank also frequently contributes his time and expertise by judging, giving clinics, and developing potential sponsors for the sport. Frank's efforts have been recognized in various awards and honors such as the prestigious "Developmental Coach of the Year" award from the United States Olympic Committee and as a member of the Beacon Hill Team awarded the 2005 "Show Hunter Horseman of the Year" by The Chronicle of the Horse.



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