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Authentic (horse)


Authentic, ridden by Beezie Madden, at the 2008 Olympics

Breed Dutch Warmblood (KWPN)
Sire Guidam (Selle Français)
Dam Gerlinda (KWPN)
Damsire Katell (TB)
Gender Gelding
Foaled 1995
Country 22x20px United States
Color Bay
Owner Abigail Wexner

Medal record
FEI World Equestrian Games
Silver 2006 Aachen Individual Show Jumping
Silver 2006 Aachen Team Show Jumping
Summer Olympics
Bronze 2008 Beijing Individual Show Jumping
Gold 2008 Beijing Team Show jumping
Gold 2004 Athens Team Show Jumping

Authentic, nicknamed "Bud", foaled 1995, is a Dutch Warmblood gelding that competes in show jumping. He has won three Olympic medals and two World Equestrian Games medals. He is owned by Abigail Wexner and Iron Spring Farm, and is ridden by Olympic medalist Beezie Madden. Authentic is a bay with a star and snip and stands 16.1 hands (65 inches, 165 cm) high.



Jalisco B
(Selle Français)
Quidam de Revel
(Selle Français)
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(Selle Français)
Guillaume Tell
Gerlinda (KWPN)
Lucky Boy

Competitive career

In 2004, Authentic and Madden made double-clear rounds at the Athens Olympic Games which helped the U.S team win the gold medal.[1] The team also won the $25,000 PDP WEP Challenge Cup Series Round V that same year. [2]

In 2005 the pair were part of the American team that won its first ever Samsung Super League Nations' Cup. In 2006, at the FEI World Equestrian Games, Authentic and Madden won the Individual and Team Silver medal, in doing so, Authentic jumped nine rounds without dropping a rail.[3] Recognizing these accomplishments, Authentic was named USEF Show Jumping Horse of the Year in both 2005 and 2006,[4] and was named the 2006 Farnam®/Platform™ United States Equestrian Federation Horse of the Year.[5] In both 2006 and 2007, Authentic and Madden won the Budweiser American Invitational.[1] In 2007, they won the Rolex Grand Prix of Aachen. [6]

In 2008, Authentic and Madden won the $30,000 WEF Challenge Cup Round VIII, and the $200,000 CN Worldwide Grand Prix.[4] The team next received the team show jumping gold medal and an individual bronze medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.[1] Of particular note was the jump-off for the individual bronze, where Authentic jumped clean and with a fast time of 35.25 seconds on a shortened course where the time allowed was 40 seconds.[7]


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