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Margaret McIntosh

Hometown: Reading, PA
Discipline: Para-Dressage 

• Team Gold medalist at the Wellington CPEDI3* during week two of the Adequan® Global Dressage Festival with Rio Rio; won the Grade Ia Freestyle
• Individual Grade Ia Champion at the Wellington CPEDI3* during the first week of the 2016 Adequan® Global Dressage Festival with Rio Rio

Kim Herslow

Margaret “Gigi” McIntosh had a successful able-bodied equestrian career before a fall during the cross-country phase of an eventing competition in 1999 left her with a broken neck. This resulted in incomplete quadriplegia. However, her love of equestrian sport would not keep her down. After working hard to regain her mobility, she made a comeback through para-equestrian dressage as a Grade Ia competitor.

She and her mare, Rio Rio, earned the Reserve National Champion title at the USEF 2014 Para-Equestrian Dressage National Championships.

McIntosh is married to her husband, Brian, and they have two children, Charlotte and Cameron.

Major Accomplishments:


• Won the Grade Ia Individual Test at the USEF Para-Equestrian Dressage National Championship and HDS Deep in the Heart of Texas Show I CPEDI3* with Rio Rio
• Placed second in the Grade Ia Team Test, Grade Ia Individual Test, and Grade Ia Freestyle at the Waregem, Belgium CPEDI3* with Rio Rio

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