Ilse Marx
Horse Owner, South Africa

How long have you been a member of Equitopia?

I don’t know….! 2 years maybe?

Why did you join Equitopia?

I had a very troubled horse with MANY issues

What do you enjoy most about Equitopia?

The wonderful range of information that is so needed in this sport!

What do you love most about horsemanship?

CONNECTING with my horses.

How do you define success in horsemanship?

It is all about connecting with the horse on so many levels.

Who inspires you – and why?

People like my instructor, Linda Parelli, and Warwick Schiller who combines a sport like dressage with horsemanship. These two ‘disciplines’ used to be miles apart….

If you could choose anyone as a mentor, who would you choose?

Linda Parelli

What’s one thing – either horse-related or not – you learned in the last month?


What’s something about you (a fun fact) that not many people know?

No fun facts that no one knows…, I am an open book!

What’s your favorite book?

The Boy, the mole, the fox and the horse by Charlie Mackesy

What’s your favorite movie of all time?

Pretty Woman

If you had to eat one meal every day for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Phad Thai

If you were told you could say 1 thing that the entire horse world would act on, what would that be?