Thursday, September 20, 2007


Hi, everyone!
Recently, someone asked which riders have qualified for the ASPCA Maclay Horsemanship Finals in Syracuse, New York on November 3, 2007. Although six of the Regional qualifiers have taken place - Region 2 - East, Region 3 - Southeast, Region 5 - Central, Region 6 - Mountain, Region 7 - Northwest, and, Region 8 - West, the final two Regional qualifiers, Region 1 - Northeast and Region 4 - Midwest, are scheduled to take place the last weekend in September. Currently, you can access the top ten results for the completed Regional qualifiers on the National Horse Show website, After the last two Regional competitions are finished, the National Horse Show will publish a list of the finalists which will specify the number of qualified riders per Region.

This week Beacon Hill Show Stables is gearing up for the Monarch International Equitation Championship Weekend, September 29 and 30, 2007, at the Capital Challenge Horse Show in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. The equitation segment of the Capital Challenge horse show features indoor and outdoor classes for the age groups on Saturday and the Monarch International Show Circuit Magazine North American Equitation Championship on Sunday.

Catch up with me after the show for a wrap-up.
Talk to you later!
Maria Schaub

Wednesday, September 12, 2007


Hi, everyone!
On September 9, 2007, the Beacon Hill junior equitation riders participated in the Maclay East Regional Championship at Old Salem Farm in North Salem, New York. This year, I had the special privilege of riding a young horse, I Toon, owned by JT Farm at the regional competition. We have been working together since late January and we competed in our first major competition this past weekend. Frank and Stacia have been assisting me in preparing I Toon thoroughly for the challenging questions asked in the courses that are typically seen during indoors. By constructing courses at home with tight turns, steady lines and skinny jumps prior to our arrival, I Toon and I were prepared to meet the challenges of a tough weekend. The competitive courses at the Hampton Classic the weekend before the Maclay Regional competition were an additional beneficial experience for both of us and aided in our preparation for the Maclay Regional competiton.
Attaining the championship at the Maclay East Regional qualifier was another goal realized for 2007.
Catch up with me later this week when I will answer another one of your questions.
Thank you for all of your support and comments.
Talk to you later!
Maria Schaub

Monday, September 03, 2007


Above: blogger Maria Schaub won the Junior Jumper Style Award at the Hampton Classic.
© 2007 by Nancy Jaffer

Hi, everyone!
This past weekend, Beacon Hill Show Stables traveled to Bridgehampton, Long Island to the Hampton Classic. The artful ringside landscaping, the wonderful shopping and booths, the grass fields with natural obstacles and the auspicious Grand Prix Arena set the show apart from most.
One of my goals for 2007 was to participate in the Calvin Klein Show Jumping Derby held on Sunday, September 2ND. A Junior Jumper rider or Amateur Owner rider is required to place in the top thirty in a qualifying class, and Marga and I made the cut. The challenging derby course with sixteen fences included natural obstacles, an open water jump, a bank and double Liverpool. Marga and I finished the derby in fourth place and I received the Shalanno Style of Riding Award.
This week, all the equitation riders will lesson and prepare for the ASPCA East Regional Championship scheduled for Sunday, September 9, 2007, at Old Salem Farm in North Salem, New York.
Catch up with me later this week after the regional qualifier for an update.
Thanks for your continued support!
Talk to you later.
Maria Schaub