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Growing up riding Western (we're talking Western saddle on a pony, not any kind of serious discipline here...), Margo was introduced to dressage in 1984 by Chuck Grant and Mari Monda-Zdunic in Michigan.
Margo riding Echo, Selle-Franšais, at the Volte-Face Equestrian Center in the French Alps.
Margot riding Batman, a SWB, in Sweden
- University of Michigan Bachelors of Science Degree in Zoology and Biological Anthropology
- University of Minnesota Masters Degree Studies in Animal Physiology and Neuroscience
- Colorado State University certifications in stallion collection, semen processing, and artificial insemination
- Currently enrolled in graduate program at NDSU in Zoology - Equine Reproductive Physiology
- Assistant professor at North Dakota State College of Science teaching Anatomy/Physiology, Pathology, General Zoology, and Intro to Equine Studies
- Breeder of Swedish Warmbloods and Thoroughbreds
- 2011 United States Dressage Federation (USDF) Participating Instructor
What do you want to be when you grow up? A horse breeder!
In 1986, she began studying under Anne Mouen-Stahl, Grand Prix rider and Apprentice to Carole Grant (double Gold Medalist 1983 Pan Am Games) and Jan Macafee from Australia.
She has ridden with Bo Jenå, Head Riding Master and Director of the dressage program at Flyinge, the National Stud for the Swedish Warmblood in Sweden, and with Denis Robet, Head Trainer at the Volte-Face Equestrian Center in the French Alps.
Lessons in Sweden!
She rode for several years with USDF Associate Instructor Lisbeth Bengtsson who is now back in Sweden, and even travelled to Sweden for riding lessons! She currently rides with Anne Clemedtson, former Dressage Judge in Sweden, who lives half time in Minnesota and half time in Sweden.
She has also ridden in clinics with International Gran Prix competitor and 'R' dressage judge, Ulf Wadeborn, formerly of the Stromsholm Riding Academy of Sweden and USDF Faculty member, Kate Fleming-Kuhn.
Margo on Aquaria, SWB Diploma mare by Babar-Chirac-Stanford
Her introduction to the Norwegian Fjords began in 1989 as trainer of Torden, the Fjord stallion owned by the Minnesota Zoo. After falling in love with the breed, Margo and her family have enjoyed driving, camping, and packing with their Fjords.
In addition to being a full time professor at NDSCS, Margo and the Brady Equestrian Center host regular field trips for NDSU senior classes in Equine Production and Equine Evaluation. Margo has also been frequently invited to be a Guest Lecturer at the University of Minnesota - Crookston in Dressage Concepts and Equine Reproduction.
Margo is presenting a lecture to students in Brooke Leninger's Dressage Concepts class at the U-MN Crookston. The success of the use of the BLUP breeding index in the Swedish Warmblood breeding program are apparent. The first photo is of Bernstein, Elite SWB stallion, sire of Premium A stallion Bayron 885 shown in the second photo. "Like father, like son!"
In 2011, Margo was a Participating Instructor in the Region 4 USDF Workshops (Riding, Lunging, and Instructor Training).
From Left to Right: Lisbeth Bengtsson, Becca Leatherdale, Margo Brady, Megan McIssac, Sara Miller, Heather Salden, and Lisa Williams