Saturday, April 22, 2006

Life has been a little hectic with a lot of school work and riding so I didn't get a chance to start writing untill now. Since the show, HORSE POWER, first aired in February, Beacon Hill has had a lot of visitors coming to meet the trainers, the riders, and the horses. It felt really wierd to see all of us on television and, yet it was a terrific experience being in the cast! The show seems to have made a good impression on some young children and hopefully inspired them to ride which truly brings a smile to my face. Many of the visitors that came to the barn were excited to meet Frank, Stacia, Max, and Krista, as well as the riders and many asked for autographs. At Tampa, I showed two young girls around the barn and the show grounds, introduced them to Beezie and asked her to sign their posters, and brought them up to the Covered Arena where they met the rest of the Beacon Hill crew. Brianne, Chelsea, and I signed their posters and talked for a little bit about the show.

The Invitational at Tampa is one of my favorite events during the circuit. The main highlight for me is getting to walk the course prior to watching the riders execute it. It's fun to test yourself and see if the course winds up riding the way you walked, and on top of it, your watching some of the best riders in the world!

3 Comments:

At Fri May 05, 06:00:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Maria!
I just want to say that you're an amazing rider! I loved watching you and everyone else on Horse Power. I watched it every week and never missed an episode :) You are so lucky to be able to go to all the big shows like the WEF, Syracuse, and the Penn National! I hope you do great this year at the Maclay Finals. I'm sure you will. Good Luck!

 
At Mon May 08, 02:59:00 PM, Blogger CaraSusanetta said...

As an adult newbie rider, I loved watching the Horse Power show to see what the best of the best do. I really appreciated the example you set of grace under pressure and good sportsmanship. Congratulations on being #1 this year and good luck in the Maclay Finals. How fun to have another rider's blog to read!

 
At Tue Jun 06, 05:36:00 PM, Anonymous hl302 said...

Hey Maria,

I know what you mean when you said your life is little hectic. I have 5 sisters and 3 brothers. I ride when I can and when my parents have the money. I didn't ride last week because my sis.,dad,brother Logan,and me went to help build a church.(It was kind of fun).I have finaly got to talk to Stacia. I would love to talk but I have to finish getting ready to ride. Blog you later on......Abigail Cathcart

 

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