Friday, July 14, 2006

Someone asked how long I had been showing at big shows, and if I had ridden in the ponies. At eight and a half, I started at a riding summer camp. It was love at first sight! The first big show was in Ocala the following year in February, where I showed my friend Whitney's pony in the short stirrup hunter and equitation classes. Until age ten, showing at big shows was not the focus, I went to approximately ten a year; it was lessons and learning everything possible about horses and horse care. For about one year I did show in the children's hunter large pony, and then the next year I showed in the green small/mediums and the medium pony divisions. By the time I was almost twelve years old, I was getting too big for my pony, so my father took me for a lesson with Frank Madden. To tell you the truth, at the time, I was upset because I loved the ponies also. Then, I fell in love with horses and Beacon Hill, too!


At Fri Jul 14, 09:33:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you going to the Vermont Summer Festivals?

At Mon Jul 17, 08:37:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maria I think it's awesome you're based in Colts Neck. I moved to CA not long ago but I worked with racehorses at Colts Neck Stables (the huge farm on the corner of 537 and Swimming River Rd) for three years.


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