Dec 06, 2019

USEA Horse of the Month: Madoc Mari

By Claire Kelley - USEA Staff
USEA/Leslie Mintz Photo.

She’s added nothing to her dressage score all season, she has a 100 percent clear cross-country rate on her USEA record, and she finished with the best finishing score out of everyone in the 2019 USEA competition season: Madoc Mari is the USEA December Horse of the Month! Madoc Mari (Lidgett Meredith x Madoc Gwyneth) is an 11-year-old Welsh mare bred by Carol A. Sewell and owned and ridden by Kalie Beckers.

Confirmed by our friends at EquiRatings, Beckers and Madoc Mari’s score of 15.3 in the Open Beginner Novice division at Midsouth Pony Club Horse Trials has set the record for the lowest score of 2019.

USEA/Leslie Mintz Photo.

A super pony that smiles every time she gets a cookie, learn more about the December Horse of the Month from owner/rider, Kalie Beckers.

About Madoc Mari:

  • Barn Name?

“Mari aka Super Pony”

  • Favorite treat?

“Dimples Molasses cookies, she loves her cookies!”

  • Favorite phase in eventing?

“Cross-country.”

  • Personality traits?

“Extrovert, most of the time. Anytime feed or treats are involved she will be your BFF.”

  • Likes? And dislikes?

“She loves cookies! It's her favorite thing about the day. She works for the cookies!”

  • Any other fun facts that you’d like to add about Madoc Mari?

“Mari is super happy she smiles every single time she gets a cookie! She also has other jobs. She competes Third and Fourth Level dressage, competes Intro levels with little kids, and has tried some western dressage as well. Her favorite of her jobs is probably packing around the kids.”

Photo courtesy of Kalie Beckers.


EquiRatings statistics on Madoc Mari in 2019:

  • Competed six times
  • 100% cross country clear rate
  • Averaged 24.3 dressage
  • Added nothing to her dressage score all season
  • Won five of six competitions and was second in the last
  • Won the Area V Beginner Novice Championships at Holly Hill Horse Trials
USEA/Leslie Mintz Photo.

Miss any of the previous horses? Follow the links to read about the February Horse of the Month, March Horse of the Month, April Horse of the Month, May Horse of the Month, June Horse of the Month, July Horse of the Month, August Horse of the Month, September Horse of the Month, October Horse of the Month, and November Horse of the Month.

About the USEA Horse of the Month

New in 2019, the USEA is recognizing an event horse each month on the USEA website and social media. The USEA Horse of the Month is determined based on statistics and event results and announced at the beginning of every month. The December Horse of the Month was selected based on the performance of the 2019 USEA Competition season.

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