Monday, May 28, 2007


Since today is Memorial Day, I thought it would be important to acknowlege all of our soldiers who are fighting in Iraq and those who have been injured or lost their lives in the war. We need to remember these men and women today, and all of the soldiers who have fought for our country and pray for them and their families.

Becoming the Ronnie Mutch Champion at Devon was the realization of a dream! The support of my family, trainers, fellow Beacon Hill riders and staff, and the King- Kaplan family, helped make the dream a reality. I am very grateful to have finished my junior experience at Devon on such a positive note and want to extend my thanks to everyone who helped me to achieve my goal. I was priviledged to show two wonderful horses, Versace and Cobblestone, and they were really great!

This week and next week, Beacon Hill will travel to the Hits Saugerties' shows and then to the Beacon Hill Classic.

Catch up later this week when I will answer another one of your questions.
Talk to you later!
Maria Schaub

Wednesday, May 23, 2007


Today, the junior riders from Beacon Hill Show Stables arrived at the Devon Horse Show to school their horses in preparation for the equitation classes which begin tomorrow morning at 8:00 am. Unlike the junior hunters and the junior jumpers, showing in the Medal, Maclay, USEF Talent Search and the Washington Equitation classes at Devon is open to all that enter. The show is a big highlight of the spring horse show season because quite a few of the big name show barns from the northeast and southeast participate each year.

The show grounds are spread out over more than eight acres and the country fair includes speciality shoppes, tack stores, a Ferris wheel and a variety of places to eat good food. The show rings are decorated with attractive flowers and landscape plants and the stands provide ample seating for those wishing to enjoy the show.
The first time I showed in the equitation at Devon was in 2002, and I was one of the youngest juniors in the group from Beacon Hill. This will be my last time showing as a junior at Devon and I am grateful to have the opportunity to be able to show at such a great venue!

Catch up with me after the weekend for an update on the show!
Talk to you later.
Maria Schaub

Saturday, May 19, 2007


Thank you, again, for all of your responses to my blog!
Today, I will share some of my thoughts about the Garden State Horse Show.
Late Tuesday , I arrived at the show in order to ride and show on Wednesday in the schooling jumpers. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, I was fortunate to show in the hunter, jumper and equitation divisions. All of the horses I rode went really well and it was a good show for all of Beacon Hill! My friend, Brianne Goutal, won the Grand Prix for the second year in a row and it was really exciting to watch!
In the last few years, the Garden State show grounds have improved and expanded with many rings operating simultaneously. This year, the show office had an updated computer system which provided the trainers and riders with current class information.
Next, Beacon Hill will travel to Old Salem Farm in North Salem, New York, and, then, we will show at the Devon Horse Show, Hits Saguerties, and the Beacon Hill Classic.

Talk to you soon!
Maria Schaub

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Maria's Garden State Horse Show Results

Colts Neck, NJ - May 15, 2007 - Beacon Hill Show Stables triumphed for top honors this past week at the Garden State Horse Show in Augusta, NJ....Maria Schaub competed in the equitation classes with I Toon and won the blue ribbon in the Marshall & Sterling Junior Medal. She also took second in the PHA Medal and sixth in the USEF Show Jumping Talent Search. Schaub showed Cobblestone and captured first place overall for the Washington equitation and third in the NJPHA Gold Medal.

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Friday, May 11, 2007

How Has Beacon Hill Influenced Your Riding?

Recently, someone asked how Beacon Hill has influenced my riding. In December 2000, just after my twelve birthday, I had my first lesson with Frank Madden and started riding at Beacon Hill. It was a big step moving from the ponies to the horses!
My association with Beacon Hill has taught me to place a very high value on the horse's well-being, to develop and set yearly riding goals, to work hard in and out of the show ring, to value being a team player and to encourage other riders. This week, Beacon Hill will travel to Sussex, New Jersey, to the Garden State Horse Show.
Catch up with me later this week for an update on the show.
Talk to you later!
Maria Schaub