Tuesday, November 07, 2006

ASPCA Maclay 11/4 & 11/5

Hi everyone!

Just wanted to give you my wrap up on the 2006 Maclay finals.

Saturday, the first round started at 6:30 a.m. The 148 juniors navigated a course that had several turns and two in-and-outs.

After round one, the judges called back 36 to flat. After the first two phases, Whimsey and I were sitting in 12th place coming into the second day.

Saturday afternoon, I showed Marga in a team class with other juniors, amateurs, and professionals. Marga was great! We had a very fast time but we had the last jump down.

Unfortunately on Sunday, when approaching the next to last fence, I did not collect enough and had a rail. It was an honor to be in the top 25 at the final!

So far, my junior riding career has been a great learning experience, and I look forward to more in 2007.

Talk to you soon!
Maria Schaub


At Tue Nov 07, 03:34:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good for you, and sincere congrats for you and Whimsey. It's so wonderful that you were able to show Whimsey this year!! :0)

At Wed Nov 08, 11:45:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

congrats on your Bates finish!

At Thu Nov 09, 07:24:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so happy for you and all my friends that did so well! I know 9 people out of the top 25!!!!!!!

At Fri Nov 10, 12:05:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOW that's so amazing! I am doing some pony stuff (large pony hunters) and I was wondering what your favorite divsion is (to show in).....you are such an amazing rider and I'm sure that I can speak for most people: WE ARE SO EXCITED TO SeE HOW YOUR NEXT SHOWS GO!!!!! GOOD LUCK!

At Fri Nov 10, 12:05:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will you be showing Whimsey next year, also? When is your next horse show? I look forward to more blogs!

At Tue Nov 14, 02:01:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

congrat maria on placing
is this your last year?
i saw brianne at syaruce doing the grand prix do you do that stuff too?

At Thu Nov 16, 01:08:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats Maria on such a great year - AND getting to ride your own horse through most of it. It seems like you were really solid at every competition. It was fun watching you and the rest of Beacon Hill on Animal Planet. I hope you'll keep up this blog and let us know all the latest goings on in your horsey life. Do you stop your show season in the fall, or do you travel to compete in any of the winter shows in Florida?


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