Margie Engle, the tiny titan of show jumping, won the biggest grand prix of the 2018 Winter Equestrian Festival on Saturday.
It was her birthday gift to herself, which everyone knows are always the best presents.
Riding veteran partner, Royce, Engle captured the $500,000 Rolex Grand Prix CSI 5* in the final “Saturday Night Lights” event of the Wellington, FL winter season. It also happened to be the day she was born precisely 60 years ago.
“Royce gave me a great birthday present today,” said Engle.
“It feels great. I saved him just for the five-star grand prixs. Unfortunately, I think it was week seven I got mono, so he got even a longer break. This is only his third week showing here, so he was plenty fresh. When everyone else is getting kind of tired, he was fresh.”