Taylor Griffiths-Madden, trainer Frank Madden's step-daughter, wins the Medal Finals
- By SARA CAVANAGH
MILL SPRING, N.C. –Frank Madden, who has trained his now step-daughter Taylor Griffiths-Madden, since she was 5, trained his eighth Medal National Championship winner when Taylor emerged victorious from a starting field of over 200 juniors.
Moved to the Tryon showgrounds in Mill Spring from it's usually venue at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show in Harrisburg, the Medal also changed its format, having the first round on Saturday and the final top 25 and the ride-off on Sunday.
Griffiths-Madden, 18 of Wellington, Fla., rode Mac One III, an 11-year-old warmblood gelding owned by the Maddens, to secure the gold medal..
“This is my last medal final, and we drove here from Ohio (where the Capital Challenge Horse Show as held) with my horse Mac One III," said Griffiths-Madden. "I was just hoping to have a solid last medal finals, and, of course, hoped to win. I’m really happy it turned out the way it did.”