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Margo Hepner-Hart

Margo Hepner-Hart

Director Zone 1
Hillsboro, OR

NASMA Director

Margo Hepner-Hart has been a trainer for over 30 years for Arabians, half Arabians, Saddlebreds, Friesians, and many other breeds. Training in driving, English pleasure, western pleasure, dressage, saddle seat, equitation, and showmanship.
As a youth she showed hunter/jumper and eventing in Canada at big shows with 30-40 horses in each class.
As time went on she decided that dressage was her true calling and went head on into the dressage field. Took from the best trainers from Germany, and was very successful in the show ring.
After she finished school she kept on with her education for dressage and started her own training facility. She was given a grant thru the USET to further her studies abroad. She then studied in Germany with Gerhard Politz for several months and then a couple of years later, Mr. Politz moved to California and she then moved there and worked for him as his assistant trainer.  Then moved back to her own facility.
Since back home she has been in the successful business of training, instructing and judging horse shows nationally and internationally.
In her own barn she shows 5 gaited Saddlebreds, Dressage, Park, and English Pleasure, with half Arabs. And for the fun of it has mini donkeys and a mule and various other animals to keep things interesting.


*The American Saddlebred Association honored Margo and her horse Captain Jack Twigg for two years consecutively for the Versatility of the Saddlebred Award.
*Horse Affair Battle of the Breed Oregon, placed third out of 30 horses.
*Many High Point Awards and Honor Roll Awards have been presented to Margo and her horses and the others that she has trained through all the years.
*In 1999, at the US Pinto Nationals, she won High Point Saddlebred Saddle and over 1000 horses and ponies entered at the show Margo and her Horse Johnie Regal won High Point Horse of the Show. Margo and this horse are undefeated Nationally in many divisions.
*Margo and her three gaited mare Dancing the Dream was unanimously with all three Judge’s National Champion Three Gaited Horse.
*In 1999 Canadian Nationals Margo and Johnie won the High Point Saddlebred Saddle and Reserve High Point Sr. Horse of the show.
*These are just a few of the Achievements that she has done.  She has taken several Arab/Half Arabians to National titles in Dressage, and Regional titles for dressage, park horse, English Pleasure and Costume.

Approved/Carded with:

American Buckskin Horse Registry
American Donkey and Mule Association
American Horse Show Association
American Miniature Horse Association
American Miniature Horse Registry
American Shetland Pony Club
International Buckskin Horse Association
North American Saddle Mule Association
National Miniature Donkey Association
Oregon Horsemen’s Association
Pinto Horse of America
Pony of America
USEF in the Arab/half Arab and Andalusian divisions


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