Margo Hepner-Hart (USA)
Margo has been involved for over 35 years
as an owner and manager, training, instructing, showing, judging and managing horse shows. She rides,
trains and instructs in Western Dressage, Showmanship, Trail, Dressage, Equitation, Saddle Seat and Hunt Seat.
Margo with Johnie Regal
She holds Judges cards for: ABRA, ADMS, AMA, AMHA, AMHR, ASPC, NASMA, OHA, POA, PtHA and USEF in
Arab/half-Arab & Andalusian divisions, Friesian, Saddlebred, Saddle Seat, Equitation, Shetland, and has judged
nationally and internationally.
After obtaining a grant through the United States Equestrian Team to further her studies abroad,
Margo trained with some of the top trainers from Germany including Dietrich Von Hopffgarten and Gerhard Politz as
well as Peter Propfe, Hans and Thomas Urff, Hilda Gurney & Ernst Herman and was highly successful in the show
She studied in Germany with Gerhard Politz for several months, and a few years later he moved to
California where Margo joined him as his assistant trainer before eventually moving back to her own facility in
Margo has shown Arabs, Half-Arabs, Saddlebreds, Friesians and Pintos with National Championships
and won Highest Point earning Horse at the National and Regional levels; from her personal barn she shows
Saddlebreds in the 5-gaited, Park, English, Hunter and Western Pleasure Divisions, a Friesian stallion in Dressage,
Arabians/Half-Arabians in Dressage, Park, English and Country Pleasure.
For fun she has mini-donkeys, a mule and various other animals to keep things interesting and is
a professional Chef on the side !
for Western Horses,
& how to get started
in Western Dressage:
"Best of Both
Robert M Miller
by Holly Clanahan.
"New Horse Sport"
by Gavin Ehringer.
in South Africa"
by Izak Hofmeyr.