Joining the UltrOZ team after her veterinarian husband Steve had success with the UltrOZ Elite system, Margie is one of the United States’ most successful show jumping riders of all time. Engle has over 198 Grand Prix wins under her belt, has been named AGA Rider of the Year ten times, has been on more than 20 winning Nations Cup teams and was the 1991 AHSA Equestrian of the Year.
In 1992, Engle was named the Rolex/National Grand Prix League Rider of the Year, a feat she repeated in 1993. In 1999, Engle rode Hidden Creek’s Alvaretto to the Team Silver medal at the Pan American Games in Winnipeg, Canada. At the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia, she was the highest placed woman and the highest placed U.S. rider in the individual.
She suffered a broken hip when a horse fell on her in 2004. Just three months later, riding her Olympic mount Hidden Creek’s Perin, Engle beat a field of 26 entries that included eight Olympians, to win the $100,000 Cosequin Invitational Grand Prix at the Cosequin U.S. Grand Prix League Invitational Finals in Culpepper, VA. She came back with a vengeance to successfully compete in 2005, and in 2006 she led the World Cup standings all year. She was a part of the U.S. Silver medal team at the 2006 FEI World Equestrian Games aboard Hidden Creek’s Quervo Gold.
In 2007, Margie and Hidden Creek’s Quervo Gold won the $75,000 RV Sales of Broward Grand Prix at HITS Saugerties in addition to winning two Grand Prix classes at the Traders’ Point Horse Show in Indianapolis in August with Hidden Creek’s Calippo 12 and Hidden Creek’s Wapino. The Hampton Classic brought more Grand Prix success with Hidden Creek’s Perin.
In 2010, Engle and Indigo jumped to top placings at competitions throughout the United States. In April, they won the $50,000 Grand Prix of Tampa which served as an FEI World Cup Qualifier. They then travelled to New York in the summer and topped the field in the $75,000 Hermes Grand Prix in Lake Placid and the $75,000 HITS-on-the-Hudson V Grand Prix. The pair finished their strong 2010 season by winning the $100,000 World Cup Qualifier of Syracuse.
Engle and Indigo placed third in the $78,000 Fidelity Investments Grand Prix to kick off their 2011 campaign. In March of 2011, Engle and Indigo were part of the winning U.S. team at the $75,000 FEI Nations Cup CSIO4* presented by G&C Farm. In October, they won the $75,000 Grand Prix de Penn National.
Engle has had a strong start to the 2012 season jumping at the FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival. She teamed up with Indigo to win the $125,000 FEI World Cup Qualifier presented by Spy Coast Farm. Aboard Indigo, Engle was a co-recipient of the 2012 USEF National Show Jumping Championship title with the help of a clear round in the first trial. This win allowed Engle to claim her third national title, finish second in the USEF Selection Trials for the U.S. Show Jumping Team and be named to the USEF Long List for the U.S. Show Jumping Team for the 2012 London Olympic Games.
Engle success continued in 2012 when she finished second with Pauly Du Breuil in the $50,000 FEI World Cup Qualifier CSI 2* at the Tampa Bay Classic. In April, she and Royce finished third in the $25,000 Spring 2 Grand Prix. At the Kentucky Spring Horse Show, Engle took second place honors with Indigo in the $50,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic. And most recently won the Purina $100,000 Grand Prix aboard Royce.