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Olympics, World Equestrian Games, World Cup Finals…If it has to do with top-flight jumping, the diminutive rider has done it and in the biggest way possible. She had one of her first of many World Cup league wins in 1984 and, 35 years later, was a fixture in the U.S. top 10 rankings throughout the summer of 2019. Based in Wellington, Florida, she and her veterinarian husband, Steve Engle, DVM, are a show jumper power couple. Margie is a fan favorite wherever in the world she competes and is known for her toughness through injuries and her finesse in the saddle. Her life story is told in the book “No Hurdle Too High: the Story of Margie Goldstein Engle.”
- World Equestrian Games Team Silver in 2006
- Pan Am Games Team Gold & Individual Bronze in 2003
- Olympics in 2000
- World High Jump Record of 7’ 8¾” in 1987
When one of Margie’s top horses was determined to be “allergic to everything” last summer, Margie and her well-known veterinarian husband Steve Engle, DVM, discovered steamed hay. The horse they started steaming hay for attained optimal breathing and no longer had trouble getting enough air for show jumping’s rigorous demands. Margie gained peace of mind knowing her horses are getting the cleanest hay possible. “It’s so good for getting rid of toxins, dust, bacteria, and the different weeds that can be in hay but you don’t always see.” She notes that hay steaming is a good way to reduce the risk of unknown substances in hay, which can come from weeds and other environmental sources. “Because we can’t always bring our own hay in, this is a good way to get rid of as many things as we can.” “It has so many benefits for horses with allergies,” Margie explains. Along with better breathing, that horse’s allergy-related skin conditions cleared up, too. Soon, Dr. Engle suggested that all Margie’s horses start getting steamed hay as an all-around preventative measure for their respiratory health.