Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Final thoughts on last weekend and the Week with the Maddens Contest

Maria Schaub on MargaPhoto at right: Maria Schaub on Marga in the $50,000 Budweiser Grand Prix June 24 at Beacon Hill, where she finished 18th with only two rails down. © 2007 by Nancy Jaffer. Read more about the Wachovia Jumper Classic on

Hi, everyone!
Thanks for your continued support.

The local record crowd, the superb booths and shops, the great food and the professional riders from as far south as Florida, helped make the Wachovia Jumper Classic at Beacon Hill a great success!
The weekend marked the beginning of a new chapter in my riding life, my first Grand Prix on a Dutch Warm blood mare, Marga, owned by Beacon Hill Partners. All in all we had a good respectable round with two down near the end of the course. The experience was awesome and I am grateful to all of the people who helped make it happen!

Week With The Maddens is a Bates' Saddles sponsored contest with a closing date of August 1, 2007. Entrants must be eighteen years or older, and you can enter here on The winner can choose to spend a week with either John and Beezie Madden or Frank and Stacia Madden. So, check it out and enter if you are eligible!

Beacon Hill Show Stables has already traveled and started showing in Lake Placid, New York. For a wrap-up from the first of two weeks showing, and an answer to one of your recent questions, check back with me after this weekend.

Talk to you soon!
Maria Schaub

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Update from the Wachovia Jumper Classic at Beacon Hill sponsored by Mackensie Keck, Inc.

Hi, everyone!
Just wanted to let you know that I will be at the Bates booth, near the front gate of the Beacon Hill property, for a meet and great on Sunday between the Children and Adult Jumper Classics.

If you can come to the show, please stop by and say hello!

Check back with me later this weekend for an update.

In my next blog, I will also provide some information about the MEET THE MADDENS SWEEPSTAKES sponsored by Bates.

Talk to you soon!
Maria Schaub

Thursday, June 14, 2007

WACHOVIA CLASSIC AT BEACON HILL presented by Mackensie Keck, Inc.

Hi, everyone!
Today, after finishing another final exam (only one more exam on Tuesday, hooray!), I will travel to the HITS III horse show in Saugerties, New York, to compete.
Next week, Beacon Hill Show Stables, will host the Wachovia Jumper Classic presented by Mackensie Keck, Inc., on Friday, June 22ND, Saturday, June 23RD, and Sunday, June 24Th.
Please come to the show if you live close by! I will be at the Bates booth on the Vendor Midway for a meet and greet some time during the weekend. Check back with me next week for a time and date.
On Friday, June 22ND classes will begin at 8:00am and include the Washington Equitation, Hunter and Jumper Phases, the USEF Showjumping Talent Search and the Children, Adult, Junior/Amateur Owner and Open Jumper divisions.
On Saturday, June 23rd, beginning at 8:00am, classes will include the Children and Adult Jumpers, and Junior/Amateur Owner Jumper Qualifiers for Sunday as well as the the 10,000 NAL Beacon Hill Speed Derby. Additional attractions featured on Saturday and Sunday include a petting zoo and pony rides.
On Sunday, June 24Th, beginning at 8:00am, classes will include Jumper Classics for the Children and Adult Divisions, a Junior/Amateur Owner Grand Prix, a Leadline class and the $50,000 Budweiser Beacon Hill Grand Prix.
Catch up with me later this week about the Bates Sweepstakes and some more information about the horse show at Beacon Hill.
Talk to you later!
Maria Schaub

Monday, June 04, 2007


Hi, everyone!
Thanks for your continued support and comments.
The next few weeks are going to be rather hectic. Final exams will begin the week of June 11Th and Holmdel High School graduation will be on June 20Th. Beacon Hill will be showing at Hits II in Saugerties, June 6Th to June 10Th and the Wachovia Jumper at Beacon Hill will be June 22Nd to June 24Th. Fit Father's day, studying and riding in the mix and you can see what I mean about being busy. Wouldn't change it for anything though, because I really enjoy it all!
Recently someone asked how I plan to blend riding with college. I will be attending Rutgers University, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
In July, when I return from Lake Placid and with my parents support, I plan to meet with an admissions counselor at Rutgers to discuss deferring the first semester. I want to focus exclusively on the finals and indoors since it is my last junior year. After meeting with a University representative, I will be happy to let you know more about my plans.
Catch up with me soon when I will discuss the Bates Horsemastership Sweepstakes and the Wachovia Jumper Classic at Beacon Hill.
Talk to you later!
Maria Schaub