Sunday, April 06, 2008

THE END OF MY FIRST WINTER CIRCUIT AS A PROFESSIONAL

I was really happy with how my first winter circuit as a new professional ended.
Just like my days as a junior catch rider, many mornings started before six a.m. and ended quite late in the evening. Yet, the days had a new and an additional aspect to them, I was responsible for helping other riders and customers, and assisting my superiors, in and out of the show ring as part of a management team.

The last four weeks of the the circuit, I was privileged to show a young gelding, named Countdown, in the six year old young jumper division. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the owners and professionals who asked me to ride their horses during the circuit. Looking back on my first WEF as a young professional, I was very lucky to have supportive family, friends, coworkers, trainers and superiors.

I will be staying in Wellington for three more weeks, working at the Equestrian Sport Productions, 2008 Spring Circuit (formerly Littlewood). Then, I will return to the Northeast, and the Garden State Horse Show, Sussex, NJ, will be our first show back at home.

Recently, someone asked when I was planning to start college. I will begin attending Rutgers University this fall and will continue to work while in school.

Thank you for all your comments and continued support.
Talk to you soon!
Maria Schaub

13 Comments:

At Thu Apr 10, 05:20:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congradulations in the success of your first winter circuit as a Pro! I'm glad it went well for you. I love reading your blog, thank you for posting despite your busy schedule! It is very appreciated.

 
At Mon Apr 14, 09:26:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maria,
I'm glad that your first winter circuit turned out to be a success. I hope your career can contiue to remain active as you enter into the college world. Good luck in all that you do, and thank you for all of your continued updates....

 
At Thu Apr 17, 06:52:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi maria...do you know of any places to buy top quality horses because i am looking to buy my first horse and all the places like centralequine.com and equine.com and bigeq.com and exchangehunterjumper.com never have any good horses like the ones you see at devon and harrisburg...where can i find one of those horses?

 
At Thu Apr 17, 07:49:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

through a trainer!

 
At Fri Apr 18, 11:32:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

well i train myself so i dont hav a trainer LOL :D

 
At Sun Apr 20, 06:19:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

what exactly is the difference between amateur adult and proffessional? what are the perks and downfalls of each?

 
At Sun Apr 20, 09:22:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

do you realize what the price tag on a horse that shows- let alone WINS at devon or indoors would be... I'd get a trainer first

 
At Mon Apr 21, 11:00:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We have lots of for horses sale all the time like the ones that win!
I am currently showing an Imported Dutch. That has qualified for indoors this season and placed in WIHS and Devon last year. He is super sweet and has such a loving personality. He is priced at around $250,000...im not bragging I jsut want you guys to realize that people dont want to advertise this kinds of horses to the public.
Therefor you should have a trainer that has references and has a good cliental list. I am very, very
gratefull to be always showing amazing horses and training ponies.
I do not mean to offend anyone so dont be rude to me or others!

 
At Tue Apr 22, 05:49:00 PM, Blogger LN- Nickers and Ink said...

Sounds like you are off to a super start!

Blessings,
Linda
The Mane Point - on blogspot

SADDLE UP, on THE MANE POINT

 
At Tue Apr 22, 06:45:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey maria i'm also a young pro, just wanted to know if you know how to get sponsors

 
At Wed Apr 23, 12:08:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

yes, maria, if you could do a topic on sponsers it'd be great! like what exact expenses they typically finance, how to get them (or what they look for in your experience), if they are any downsides, etc. thanks:)

 
At Thu Apr 24, 10:55:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hiiiiii update soon?

 
At Sat Apr 26, 09:17:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

to the people who want sponsors...
it all starts through a trainer, with a good trainer who recognizes your hard work and talent, they will help you get sponsors. call tack shops and feed stores in your area, and ask if they would be willing to sponsor. first though you have to be at a pretty high level of competition

 

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