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


At Thu Jun 28, 05:56:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

great job at the last show! why do you have to be 18 or older to enter the contest? wouldn't it be better if a junior rider got this amazing opportunity? anyway, could you tell us how you moved up in the shows over the years? Like when you where 8 you might have done xrails on a barn pony at local shows, then short stirrup when you where 9 and 10 on your first pony at some local and A shows all the way to the present! Like describe what divisions you did each year and what your trainers wanted you to accomplish before you moved up. I think a lot of riders, like me, that are just starting in the lower divisions at schooling shows would like some advice on this subject too. Please, reply and good luck at ur future shows! your #1 FAN,


At Thu Jun 28, 07:31:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Maria great job at the show! I was watching on the online camera and I really thought you were going to go clear! You did really awesome though! I was wondering why we have to be 18 to enter the contest. I know most of the riders who want to go ride with Frank and Stacia are junior riders so I just don't think making an age limit of 18 makes sense. Let us all know why. Thanks.

At Fri Jun 29, 10:03:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Maria, may I just say that you seem to be an outstanding individual and I wish you luck in all your future endeavors. Now I too would like to hear what you have to say in regards to a.a.e's question. But also, doing your first Grand Prix, how was it different. Did the height of the jumps have an affect on you? Coming from the Juniors at 3'6 to a Level 7 I'm guessing Grand Prix. Would love to hear from you.

At Fri Jun 29, 11:46:00 AM, Blogger said...

Hi Becca--
Our legal department requires us to use "over 18" as one of the criteria so guardian permission isn't necessary.

At Sat Jun 30, 02:48:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have heard about the webcast for the show, but I tried really hard to find it during those three days but couldn't. where was it? and aill there be webcasts for upcoming shows??

At Mon Jul 02, 06:23:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

juniors arent 3'6 childrens are that height, low juniors are like levels 5 &6 and high juniors are like 7&8 , and grand prix are usually above level 8

At Mon Jul 02, 06:24:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The webcast was and I think there will be other shows broadcasted on it., will you open the contest for teens if we have our parents permission?

At Mon Jul 02, 06:26:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

^yeah but i think that person was talking about the juniors as in the junior equitation, which IS 3'6"

At Tue Jul 03, 10:18:00 AM, Blogger said...

We can't change the rules now that the contest is live. Sorry!

At Wed Jul 11, 06:28:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You did a great job at the Grand Prix! I was watching from the sidelines :)

At Sun Jul 15, 06:10:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Maria Great Job on your first Grand Prix! Do you think you'll be doing Grand Pres during WEF in 08'? Can't wait to see you guys there!

At Thu Jul 19, 07:44:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Since you ride so many different horses, i REALLY want to know... What has been your favorite hunter horse, jumper horse, and equitation horse to ride?

At Fri Jul 27, 06:24:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, Maria. I was recently checking the USEF recordings, and it says that you own I Toon, and that you don't own a horse named Whimsey. DId you sell Whimsey and buy I Toon?


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