Margie Goldstein-Engle Notches 250 Career Wins with JackOfHearts and 2* Grand Prix Victory in Traverse City

Photos by Andrew Ryback Photography

Another high-point in an already storied career, USA’s Margie Goldstein-Engle won the $75,000 Molon Excavating CSI2* Grand Prix on Sunday at Traverse City Horse Shows to claim her 250th career victory.

The 66-year-old Show Jumping Hall Of Fame rider concluded FEI action for the Traverse City Spring Series, presented by Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel, taking the win in the irons of 12-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding, JackOfHearts. 

Margie Goldstein-Engle and JackOfHearts are presented as winners of the $75,000 Molon Excavating CSI2* Grand Prix by Ashly and Olivia Grubb with Brian and Vivian Dreves.© Andrew Ryback Photography

USA’s Hilary McNerney and Brava (Balou Du Rouet x Graf Top), who won Spring II’s National Grand Prix, gave Engle a tight time to beat across the Anderson Lima (BRA) designed short track, keeping all the rails up in 37.81 seconds.

Delaney Flynn (USA) and Namamia (Fantomas De Muze x Berlin) closed out the all-American podium on a clean time of 39.01 seconds. Engle bested McNerney by less that a tenth of a second with JackofHearts (Heartbeat x Baloubet Du Rouet), emerging victorious after conquering the short course in a clear 37.73 seconds.

“Every win out here is special,” said Engle after her momentous win. “It’s always exciting [to win]. I don’t care whether it’s your first grand prix or your last grand prix, it’s special.”