Born in Florida, Margie Engle has had a passion for horses since she was a child. As her career progressed, she has become one of the winningest American show jumpers in history. Margie is a 10-time American Grandprix Association Rider of the Year, a distinction she alone holds, thanks to her consistent performances throughout decades in the sport. Aboard some of her flagship mounts such as Royce, Dicas, Alvaretto, Quervo Gold and others, Margie has competed at the highest level of equestrian competition, including the Olympic Games, Pan American Games, World Equestrian Games, World Cup Finals and Nations Cups for her home country of the United States, during which she has won four medals. In 1987, she recorded a world-record high jump of 7 feet 8.75 inches
Margie was also the first rider to place six horses in the ribbons in a single grand prix, and the first rider to ever place first, second, third, fourth and fifth in a single grand prix class.The veteran rider has accumulated millions of dollars in prize money from grand prix victories, and over the course of her career has logged more than 200 grand prix wins. As of October 2011, she was the all-time career leader in grand prix wins and she set a record with most grand prix wins in a single season with 11 aboard Saluut II. Noteworthy wins include in 2018, when Margie capped the Winter Equestrian Festival with a victory on her birthday in the finale $500,000 Rolex CSI5* Grand Prix, the most prestigious class of the entire 12-week series, the victory in the $205,000 Holidays & Horses Grand Prix CSI4* and €93,450 Speed Class CSI 5* at Global Champions League of Hamburg, among a multitude of other accomplishments.