Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Hi, everyone!

When approaching the Lake Placid Showgrounds, the Adirondack mountains surround the pleasant scenery creating a majestic visual background for the exhibitors, and their families and, for the spectators as well. Although significant rainfall negatively effected the second week of the show, the usual horse show attractions were added such as the dog show, the Animal Planet booth and the shopping, of course!

Overall, the Beacon Hill riders had a great show!
This week, we will be in Colts Neck and the horses will rest.
Catch up with me soon for the Beacon Hill Show schedule for the remainder of July and the month of August and for an answer to one of your questions.

Talk to you later!
Maria Schaub


At Tue Jul 17, 10:59:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Maria,
I was just wondering if you need to have a certain sized horse to do well in the hunter/jumper and equitation areas of riding (as in height). I have heard that many riders at your top level like to have horses that are atleast 17 hands but I never knew if this was true or not. I am supposed to be getting a horse that is about 15.3 hands and I didn't know if he would be tall enough to do hunter/jumper competitions. Any input from you (or other blog readers) would be great. Thanks!

At Wed Jul 18, 02:56:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

there was a pony (stroller) who competed in olympic show jumping.
also, teddy at the rolex.

At Wed Jul 18, 03:29:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

teddy is the wonder pony!! i love him he's awesome

At Wed Jul 18, 08:05:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

heyy maria,

its natalie again. i just wanted to say hi and say great job at all the shows you have been going to. i havent been to many big shows this year because i switched barns earlier this year. i would love to see you sometime. when is your next show? also i was wondering about your horse. how old he is and stuff like that. one more thing... from what i have seen and heard of you, you are and amazing equitation star. how do you do it? talk to you later.


ps. im not sure if im doing this blog thing right?

pps. at my past show out of 4 classes i got all blues, champ and rider of the day!!!!!!!!!!

At Thu Jul 19, 03:32:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

heyy... again. i'm just wondering how do u read what you wright back? and if you cant answer will someone else? i really dont no so someone please tell me!!!


At Thu Jul 19, 07:43:00 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 Thu Jul 19, 08:29:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

natalie- she doesnt write back in comments. she only posts the blog so she may/may not answer your question

At Fri Jul 20, 01:26:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


At Fri Jul 20, 07:38:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

thank you for writing back!!!! i have no idea what i am doing. i would have never known. so thank you anonymous!!!!!!!!!!! i mean it.


At Mon Aug 06, 01:39:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Size Wonderer,

When you ask about the necessary height of the horse, the answer is "it depends." If you are going to do the hunters, 15.3 is a perfect height for the Small Juniors (3'6".) If you are going to do the jumpers, size just doesn't matter much. If you are going to do the equitation, the fit between horse and rider is more important than the horse's size. But the thing that really matters is the size of the horse's stride. If you get a line that gives you a four or five stride option, can he leave one out? If so, he's plenty big! Does all that make sense?


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