Monday, June 04, 2007

UPDATE JUNE 4, 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

28 Comments:

At Tue Jun 05, 10:24:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a Question for you maria How many days of school do vyou miss because i became homschooled so i can keep up with horses

 
At Tue Jun 05, 11:15:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maria - just wanted to say, I am a huge fan of yours. I watched Horse Power and while the spotlight was very focused on some other riders, I was impressed by your poise, maturity and your demeanor. You are a class act and it will be a pleasure to watch you continue on your riding career path. With your work ethic, you are sure continue to be a success in and out of the show ring. Keep it up, girl!

 
At Tue Jun 05, 02:27:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maria.
I Was wondering What are you going to do later in life like workwise

 
At Tue Jun 05, 05:04:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Maria!

What are your plans after your junior career is over?

 
At Tue Jun 05, 07:23:00 PM, Anonymous Hillary said...

Hi Maria! My name is Hillary, you probably don't know who I am but I recently saw you at Hits this past weekend and then at Old Salem Week II the weekend before and I just wanted to say that you are one of my inspirations for riding, you are so talented and I love watching you, I have learned a lot and this blog of yours is really informative and it's nice to know what all of you guys are up to! I wish I could show more at the bigger shows, but it's awesome when I go and see you there! Keep up the amazing work!!

 
At Wed Jun 06, 10:01:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

(: thank you for answering my question!!!
I hope your last juinor year is amazing and you win all the finals!
will you be riding whimsey?

 
At Wed Jun 06, 02:40:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

^ Maria sold Whimsey to Erica Polle

 
At Wed Jun 06, 07:26:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How do you know maria sold whimsey?

 
At Wed Jun 06, 08:19:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

look at results. erica polle is listed as whimsey's owner. this isn't recent news-it happened a while ago.

 
At Thu Jun 07, 11:13:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good luck juggling everything in the coming weeks Maria! You are a fantastic rider and I hope indoors goes very well for you.

 
At Fri Jun 08, 01:15:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

what is your opinion(or anyone else's) on crest release versus automatic release?

 
At Sat Jun 09, 09:32:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

who is sloane coles training with now? i know she's in canada for spruce right now but the rest of beacon hill seems to be at saugerties.

 
At Sat Jun 09, 06:15:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

could you give us an update about what the other riders from beacon hill are doing? sloane, brianne, clementine, chels, etc.?

 
At Sat Jun 09, 08:02:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maria! Hey, Please tell all of us what kind of saddle that you would recommend for eq riders...
ur awesome, thanks

 
At Sun Jun 10, 11:20:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

opinions by readers on automatic release??

 
At Sun Jun 10, 01:33:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

maria,

i would also love an update on what all the other riders are doing-also, the ones from heritage like maggie mcalary and addie phillips. any info would be amazing!

 
At Sun Jun 10, 04:07:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My trainer told me that an automatic release is simply when you give your horse enough rein to clear the fence. Like, lets say your riding a fast horse over a small verticle. You need to hold him to the base of the fence and give just enough release when your horse takes off, to let him stretch over the jump, but not so much release that you land the jump and have to get him back together before he gallops off. But for a slow pony jumping an oxer, you might have to push to the base of the fence and give a larger release so you don't catch him in the mouth and he can clear the fence. The other types of releases are short and long releases basicly. The long release is taught to beginers troting xrails so that no matter what, they do not catch their horse in the mouth even if they are unbalenced or get left behind. The short release is taught to a little bit more advanced riders, but riders that are still jumping around 2' or so. The short release is used so that the rider can supprt his/herself over the fence but still give a release as to not bump the horse in the mouth. Again, the rider can supprt his/her upper body and improve his/her two-point before moving on to larger fences. So you where asking about the automatic release and, like I said, It's for more advanced riders who have independant hands and it helps to adjust your horse before, over and after fences. I hope I was of some help. My biggest advice would be to ask your trainer and she will probably explain it better. Good luck!

a.a.e

p.s. some of you might not agree w/ everything I said and that's good because everyone learns a little differntly. If you think I was wrong about something, please post so we can learn your versions too!!

 
At Sun Jun 10, 09:27:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is a discussion about maria schaub's blog. not a place to debate releases. seriously, there are plenty of online forums that will be happy to have a conversation with you, but this is not the place. maria has not mentioned releases, and there is no need for you to bring this up out of the blue.

 
At Sun Jun 10, 09:43:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

while I agree that this is Maria Schaub's blog, people should feel welcome to ask any general riding questions they have. there is nothing wrong with using the comments area for your own developement as a rider as well as contacting Maria Schaub.

 
At Sun Jun 10, 10:35:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with the post above mine. This blog should be used to talk to maria, and to other riders about horse related questions. maria dosn't have the time to answer ALL our questions, so we should be free to discuss things like releases with other horse people.

 
At Mon Jun 11, 03:47:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

how are sloane and chelsea and brianne and clementine doing?

 
At Mon Jun 11, 04:55:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

are you going to be competing in the USEf show jumping talent search this year?

 
At Mon Jun 11, 05:09:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just wanted to post a sweet story that I witnessed at Medal Finals last fall.

I was competing in the finals, and I stood near the ingate to watch Sloane Coles do her round. I was standing near Frank and Maria. When Sloane finished, they both went to meet her (at Harrisburg, the outgate is dif. than the ingate, so trainers would meet their rider "backstage". Curious and with nothing better to do, I lagged behind Maria and Frank to see what he would say to Sloane, who'd had a beautiful trip. I was touched when I saw Maria run over to Sloane and give her a huge hug. Nevermind the fact that Maria was competing in the finals, too. Never mind the fact that she obviously wanted to win (who doesn't?). Maria was so supportive of Sloane, and I imagine that Sloane would do the same for Maria.

 
At Mon Jun 11, 07:44:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just to let you know, Clemintine left Beacon Hill.

Maria-
I just want to tell you that you are an inspiration to me and my friends! You help me want to succeed and not give up when I think I am a horrible rider. You rock!

I heard you helping a girl and giving her tips once. I know I do not know you, but I think you would be a good horse trainer!!!

 
At Mon Jun 11, 08:38:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

^why? and she's with chris kappler now?

 
At Tue Jun 12, 06:48:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

For a "Jumpers only" instrution

 
At Wed Jun 13, 05:10:00 PM, Anonymous Chloe said...

Hi Maria - I was able to see you ride recently at HITS - you were watching a sale horse my 14 year old sister was showing in the high children's for a FNT/Grand Prix rider - it was great to see you - I had my first catch ride this week in the small ponies - boy is it fun! Katherine, my sister, usually has all the fun, but it was my turn. Do you ever get jealous of other riders/I try not to but it is hard, especially when it's your own sister! (I happen to think she rides great!) Since I'm only 11 I hope I have many more opportunities! Hope to see you soon!

 
At Wed Jun 13, 07:52:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

maria,

hope you are getting through the hectic month alright! When you have the chance I hope you can answer some of these questions-

Since you have ridden so many of the best show horses in america, I want to know which is your favorite Hunter horse, Jumper horse, and equitation horse that you have ridden.

And one more question- I have been jumping and showing 2'6'' for a couple years now (been riding for 6) and I want to move up to the 3' divisions soon, and I know my horse is great and very reliable, but I am just really worried that I dont have a good enough eye for distances yet, and I'm afraid if I come up to a fence and I dont see a distance to it, something bad could happen (nasty chips, refusal, crashing through...) So is there a way that i can work on jumping 3' more comfortably, or is this just a confidence issue?

thanks!
Caroline

 

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