Margie Engle, long-time friend and endorser of Finish Line® Horse Products, is having a red hot year! She was recently featured in a Chronicle of the Horse article about her success at CHO-Aachen with her two horses, Royce and Dicas.
In this series, the Chronicle follows multiple riders as they seek to fulfill their World Equestrian Games dreams in Tryon, North Carolina, in 2018. We’ll check in with them in the coming months as they pursue a team spot to see how they’re getting their horses ready and preparing mentally.
Since competing at Sopot CSIO***** (Poland), Margie Engle conserved Royce’s jumps while they stayed in Chamant, France. She jumped two classes at Knokke Hippique CSI***** (Belgium) with the 14-year-old stallion and focused on giving her up-and-coming 9-year-old Dicas more mileage. The Rheinlander gelding won the£25,000 CSI***** ranking class.
The CHIO Aachen (Germany) was Engle’s second observation event for the 2018 World Equestrian Games. Royce jumped clear in the first round of the Mercedes-Benz Nations Cup there and had three down in the second. The U.S. team ended on a score of 16 to finish in fifth place. In Dicas’ first visit to the legendary facility, he ran away with the top prize in the 1.45-meter SAP-Prize class.
You can catch a video of their winning round in our Watch Why They Won.
Now settled back Stateside, Engle reflects on Aachen and her summer in Europe.
The article gives her first hand experience of events leading up and at CHIO-Aachen.
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