Maggie began her career at the riding stables on Long Island, NY during a time when Dressage was a relatively unknown equestrian discipline to the local riders. The hunter jumper world was traditionally the way to go and riding to the hounds was a long standing tradition as were the polo games which attracted the wealthy to the North Shore mansions and playing fields. From a early age she knew horses would be in her future.Learning to understand and train them became a passion which has lasted over 45 years.
Not having the opportunity to ride many schooled horses she began to develop the ability to trouble shoot the problems which normally arrived together with horses saved from or purchased at the sales auctions often some which others had given up on. The experiences riding problem or green horses was an invaluable lesson for the future.
A move to Germany in 1984 was the beginning of a great opportunity. She was granted permission to study with German National riders who were becoming certified to teach and train riders and horses professionally. Jumping as well as Dressage was mandatory.
Being an ex-patriot in Germany with United Parcel Service, the largest sponsor of national and international riding competitions in Europe, was a intense course in marketing and the best lesson of the inner workings of the international horse show world. The opportunities to learn from some of the best trainers and riders in the world were endless.
Returning to the United States, settling in South Carolina, Maggie continued to compete in Dressage throughout South Carolina, North Carolina and Florida up to and through the FEI levels of Dressage. During the winter season in Wellington while riding and training her own horses the love for training the horses became paramount. While competing was necessary the training became her real passion.
Today Maggie travels and helps riders with fears, misunderstandings and training issues they are experiencing both in the saddle and on the ground. Although a dedicated Dressage rider Maggie has the unique ability to use her knowledge and experience to help a variety of riders and horses from many of the different disciplines ridden today.