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


At Sat Jun 16, 09:19:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know a whole lot about any of the big equitation finals, but Maria, you said that the WIHS equitation final will be held on Friday the 22nd. Is that the actuall compition or is that a...fake compition that riders still compete in to prepare for it and other equitation finals? I really want to start learning more about the equitation finals, how you qualify and what Frank and your other trainers do to help you prepare. Thanx and I hope you take home another victory!!


At Sat Jun 16, 03:24:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

what are you riding in and who are you riding? good luck!!!
i wish i could come and watch you ride but i live too far away

At Sat Jun 16, 08:05:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

to answer the person two posts above me: the wihs class is made up of two phases- the jumper phase and the hunter phase. Then they add the two scores up that the competitiors recieve in each class and that is the final results. There is often a class called wihs final so that they can submit the final results under a heading that explains what the results are.

At Sun Jun 17, 02:21:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


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?


At Sun Jun 17, 05:46:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I Love your blog and just want to wish you good luck at the Beacon Hill Jumper Classic. I also want to congratulate your barn mate Brianne Goutal on her team's amazing win in the Nation's Cup at Finland. It's so exciting that they beat out all of those other more experienced teams! It certainly boosts our hope for the U.S.'s future success in international competition!

At Sun Jun 17, 05:50:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really admire your riding and hope you do well in this year's equitation finals. But beyond that, do you have any aspirations to join the Developing Young Riders Tour or something that would take you to Europe and experience international competition? Good Luck With All of Your Future Riding!:)

At Mon Jun 18, 02:09:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Maria!

What is your opinion on trial? Do you/would you ever buy a horse without having it on trial? I am looking for a horse now and I found one that I really liked, but it could not come on trial, so it would be nice to know what you thought about the topic.


At Mon Jun 18, 09:01:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

good luck, i hope all went well. i just moved up and ride in the high jr jumpers here in illinois(a shows) and i can only wish i could ride at some of the shows you do. this is my first year that i will get to go to indoors. my horse got hurt so i will be riding a new horse for the summer that has been to the finals and won but im still nervous. your such a good rider and i keep reading in magazines how well you do and i just want to let you no that i look up to you. hah, this is really weird tha tim telling you this.

have a good rest of the summer!:]

At Mon Jun 18, 09:51:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

can you give us an update on what the other riders from horse power are doing? like brianne, clementine, addie, maggie, chelsea, and sloane?

good luck!

At Tue Jun 19, 09:53:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

HI: You are a GREAT role model for all young women on the circuit. Just read your article in the June 2007 Instride/USHJA magazine. My 14 yr old daughter is entering High School. Always been in private competitive school. Thinking about making a change. Public school here is not keen on the tutoring thing. (Mainly WEF). She's a good student, but suffered a bit this last year due to absences. Can you please tell me how you balanced this???? Greatly appreciated

At Tue Jun 19, 11:06:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

how are sloane, chelsea, and brianne doing?

At Tue Jun 19, 12:50:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just read your article in the Instride Magazine and you are very well spoken. It was very interesting to read!

At Fri Jun 22, 05:04:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey! I'm not sure if you remember me but i am one of the two girls from Tampa (06-07) That you showed around. Remember? You signed my Poster? Your quote was:"Dear Rebecca, I hope you enjoyed the show! Good luck with your new pony and all of your future riding!" Well, thank you for everything! I have a thouroghbred named Aladin now, and i ran into Frank a couple times at horse shows, but i haven't seen you around. I wanted to catch up with you, so please reply! P.S. If you are going to that Chicago horse show in August, (I forgot the name, i think its Equifest or something, i'll get back to you on that) Then i'll see you there! PLEASE REPLY!
-Neighs&kisses, Rebecca W.

At Fri Jun 22, 05:08:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes it's me again. I forgot to add something else, it might sound gind of like i'm a suck-up but i'm not, and i really just wanted to say thank-you for everything! You have truley inspired me with my riding. You're a great person to look up to, and thanks to you i have acomplished many of my riding goals: i'm training with Alex Jayne and Charlie Jayne, I got a new horse that i will be taking to "A" shows, and i have defenatley learned alot form you. Thank you for everything Maria, i barely know you, but you have made a great impression on my life.
-Once again, Rebecca W.


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