Nov. 28, 2012
ATHENS, Ga. – Madison Beasley has signed a National Letter of Intent to ride for the University of Georgia equestrian team, it was announced today by head coach Meghan Boenig. Beasley will compete as a member of Georgia’s Horsemanship squad.
A native of Alpharetta, Ga., Beasley is the daughter of Rick and Trina Beasley and trained under Rob Meneely. Her mother, Trina, is a Georgia alum, while her dad, Rick, played golf at Ole Miss.
“I am very excited to have Madison join the Horsemanship team at the University of Georgia,” assistant coach Mary Meneely said. “Madison brings a wealth of experience on different horses and, in a short period, has a stellar show record with AQHA and NSBA. Madison continually impresses me with her can do attitude, fabulous Horsemanship skills and hard work ethic.”
In 2012, Beasley was named a finalist at the All American Quarter Horse Congress in Novice Youth 14-18 Western Horsemanship and NYATT 14-18 Western Horsemanship. She finished fourth at the 2011 All American Quarter Horse Congress in Novice Youth 14-18 Western Horsemanship and in Novice Youth 14-18 Western Pleasure. Beasley also was named a semi-finalist at the 2012 AQYHA Youth World Show in 14-18 Youth Western Pleasure.
Beasley also earned a first-place finish at the NSBA World Show, won multiple High Point and Circuit Championships at prestigious shows, such as the Georgia Big A, March to the Arch and Southern Bell.
In addition to equestrian, Beasley has spent three seasons as the manager of the Marist School’s cross country team and is active in the National Charity League.
“I have been following Madison for several years and look forward to guiding her throughout her collegiate years,” added Meneely. “She and her mother (whom graduated from UGA) are avid Georgia supporters and I could not be more thrilled to see a lifelong dream of Madison’s come to fruition, as she becomes one of the next elite collegiate equestrian athletes for the University of Georgia.”