Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Washington Wrap-Up

Just came out from under the pile of homework, reports and packing for Syracuse and the Maclay, to give you a few of my impressions of the jumper phase and final work-off.

The jumper phase course included a skinny oxer, roll back to a vertical, and a liver pool oxer. The time allowed got adjusted and extended but some riders still had time faults. In the evening, the work-off course was the same as the jumper phase without the time allowed.

Whimsey was really good and we were 8th!

Just wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has supported my riding efforts; my parents, my high school and it's teacher's, my trainers, the EquiSearch.com contingent, the owners and trainers who have provided catch rides and, my friends. Without your help and support, I wouldn't be doing this! But most of all, I want to thank, Whimsey, because he has taught me soooo much and I love him with all my heart!

Talk to you soon!
Maria Schaub


At Wed Nov 01, 06:59:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good job MS! You are such a good rider! Your last sentance was so deep! Whimsey is so cute!!!

At Wed Nov 01, 08:27:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i know excacly what you meen when you want to thank your horse! i know you don't rember me, but i sent you an email a while ago about general tips to help me ride. that simple advice has helped me sooo much and i play your words over in my head every time i ride. i don't have the money or the horse to do any of the big shows like you, but i always dream of being just like you. you are the perfect rolemodel and you've inspired many young riders. thank you for everything and i hope you win the maclay!

At Thu Nov 02, 06:06:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

your soo lucky i wiss i was like you. i could never afford waht you do
make sure you count your blessings
o wait you already did your the b

At Thu Nov 16, 01:14:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations on placing 8th AND being able to use Whimsey!
I don't know how the other girls in the barn that were featured on Horse Power feal about it, but could you give us a quick roundup of their new horses, and how their 2006 show season went?


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