No Hurdle Too High:The Story of Show Jumper Margie Goldstein Engle

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No Hurdle Too High is an inspiring story of a young girl's struggle for success against the odds.

Margie Goldstein's love of animals introduced her to the world of show jumping, even without her own horse. Gradually, she overcame her parents' objections: safety, finances, time. To gain extra rides, she worked at the horse barn and in the pet kennels. Grateful horse owners gave her equipment, such as saddles, bridles, and boots, in exchange for her help. As a teenager, she taught...

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Overview

No Hurdle Too High is an inspiring story of a young girl's struggle for success against the odds.

Margie Goldstein's love of animals introduced her to the world of show jumping, even without her own horse. Gradually, she overcame her parents' objections: safety, finances, time. To gain extra rides, she worked at the horse barn and in the pet kennels. Grateful horse owners gave her equipment, such as saddles, bridles, and boots, in exchange for her help. As a teenager, she taught younger children, broke in the most difficult ponies and horses, and drove a huge truck and trailer to horse shows.

Margie's love of athletic challenges spurred her toward Grand Prix competition, but professionals discouraged her. "You're too small," they told her. "You'll never control these large animals." So she rode horses that most riders wouldn't even consider. All too often, these efforts brought only broken bones.

She persisted. The laughter at her mounts-the "moose in horse skin" or "carousel pony"-gave way to setting show jumping records: American Grand Prix Association (AGA) Rider of the Year for an unprecedented six times; most Grand Prix wins (93) in U.S. rider history; all-time money winner; and, finally, the Olympics!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780595183371
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • Publication date: 5/29/2001
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 172
  • Sales rank: 798,348
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Dedication v
Epigraph vii
Foreword xv
Acknowledgements xix
List of Illustrations xiii
Chapter 1 Introduction to the Show Jumping World 1
Chapter 2 Enter Smiling 8
Chapter 3 Home Is Where The Animals Are 11
Chapter 4 Love and Friendships 15
Chapter 5 Elementary, My Dear Watson 24
Chapter 6 Meanwhile Back at the Ranch 31
Chapter 7 Lessons Learned 38
Chapter 8 The Turbulent Teens 57
Chapter 9 Juggling 101 63
Chapter 10 The Road to Success Isn't Always Paved 73
Chapter 11 Daydream 83
Chapter 12 The Big Push 94
Chapter 13 Living Life to the Fullest 105
Chapter 14 Glory Days 116
Chapter 15 Going for the Gold 127
Afterword 140
Appendix Margie's Milestones, Short History of Show Jumping, Show Jumping Divisions and Difficulties 141
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  • Posted July 1, 2011

    Awesome

    Anyone who loves horse jumping woud b very imterested in this. ENJOY!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2004

    AMAZING

    Definetly one of the most amazing books I have ever read!!! I love how the mother discribes her worries for her daughter. I know now that my mother must feel the same way when I am jumping. Grand prix has always been a dream for me and now I truly would like to turn that into a reality!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2003

    Margie Goldstein-Engle is brilliant!!

    WOW!! That is all I can simply say for this book. This book is written by her mother, Mona Pastroff Goldstein, so it is all truth and no lie. I LOVE Margie!! She has brought wonders to the world of Equine riding and fantasy. She is different from any other rider because she has experienced great and suffering struggles. It amazes how much we have in common. She is my hero and I would do anything to meet her!! MARGIE GOLSTEIN IS THE COOLEST AND WICKED AWESOME!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 24, 2001

    This is an AWESOME book!

    This book really shows you that equestrians need talent and courage. Margie is definitely living proof that anything is possible if you try. Margie is definitely number 1!! This is a great book.

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