A spirited and adventurous rider as a young girl in England, Margaret Korda
describes herself as a "holy terror."With no formal riding education, she
had joy and desire combined with natural talent and was a fearless, happy kid on horseback.
After a modeling career, Margaret
love of riding.She
husband Michael, who was also on horseback, while hacking in Central Park.They moved to a farm near Millbrook, New York.
A lovely horse named Missouri gave Margaret her
first taste of competition at horse shows, hunter trials and hunter paces.While enjoying the thrill of running and jumping cross-country, Margaret
discovered the challenges of eventing.With her
trademark determination, she
embraced all aspects of the sport, including the part that interested her
least--the dressage.Thus, the flatwork was tackled and strengthened.She
was hooked and her
success with Missouri spread throughout the northeast. Her
next star came in the form of an appaloosa mare named Nebraska.Margaret
was nearly unbeatable on this horse and was named Master Novice Rider Champion nationally a remarkable four years in a row, from 1996 to 1999.She
dominance with her
new mount, the Irish-bred Dundee, earning several wins this year.
It comes as no surprise that Margaret
gives back to the sport she
loves, including generous sponsorship of several events in Area 1.She
husband also open their extensive cross-country training facilities at their Stone Gate Farm several times a year for clinics and schoolings.
Margaret's horses live the good life and once they join her
family, they have a home for life.At the competitions, her
attention to detail, immaculate presentation and record of success have made her
a force to be reckoned with.
...Not satisfied with her own 330-student program, Marge went on to establish the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association in 1969.
A cancer survivor, Marge
has never allowed herself the luxury or time to worry about her
active career as a large-R dressage and eventing judge, and as a member of the USEA Safety Committee.
Courage and fortitude are the foundations of Marge's life.She
has "kicked on" no matter what the challenge.Her
accomplishments are proof that she
personifies the motto she
often quotes, "Anyone can do more than they think they can."