Sunday, September 28, 2008

CAPITAL CHALLENGE EQUITATION WEEKEND 2008

Hi, Everyone, wanted to catch up with you today after workng at the Capital Challenge Equitation weekend in Maryland. The last couple of weeks have been really busy with a new type of adjustment - juggling attending Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, full time and working for Frank Madden Show Stables at Hunters Moon Farm in East Norwich, New York. The number of traveling miles on my car has been significant and, the ongoing learning with a passion for everything equestrian continues to propel me everyday!

While watching and teaching this weekend, my thoughts were directed toward how constructive feedback between trainer and student during the indoor season, and all year round for that matter, is essential, yet difficult to achieve. The trainer's goal is to establish a receptive atmoshere for appropriate and helpful feedback so that the junior equestrian will hear the message and focus on improving rather than feeling criticized. So as you start your journey into the next few weeks of intense competition, or even if you are not doing indoors this year, listen and be open to what your trainer has been trying to tell you. Try to use the information received during the next show or while at indoors. Discuss the trainer's feedback with him or her because it can really help you and your horse to achieve your goals.

I would like to extend a sincere thank you to the management of the Capital Challenge Horse Show for asking me to participate in the award ceremeony for the winner of the Monarch International Equitation Championship. Congratulations to, Matt Metell, and to the other top ten finishers as well as all of the other riders who competed in the class.

Catch up with me next weekend during the USEF East Coast Show Jumping Talent Search, at the USET headquarters in Gladstone, NJ, for my next blog. Next weekend, I go back into competition mode at the finals.

Talk to you later,
Maria Schaub

8 Comments:

At Tue Sep 30, 12:15:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

yay maria!

 
At Tue Sep 30, 03:11:00 PM, Anonymous diederique said...

hey!!! I ride at Frank Madden Show stable, and have seen you there. I want to take a lesson with you. I am new, so you probably dont know who I am.

 
At Tue Sep 30, 04:46:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maria -
I am so glad you have this blog. I love coming on here and reading about all your experiences as a young proffesional. It is something I am so passionate about, and being able to hear the inside scoop from someone like you interests me a lot. Congrats on college, you seem to be balancing your time very well. Please continue to write in this blog, because me and all my barn friends continue to read it! Thanks Maria!

 
At Fri Oct 03, 03:56:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Last year during WEF(08') I had a lesson with Frank. He said there would be a website for FMSS. I was wondering if you knew anything about it?

 
At Fri Oct 03, 04:04:00 PM, Blogger EquiSearch.com said...

Here's the website for Frank's farm: http://huntersmoonfarm.com

 
At Mon Oct 06, 09:59:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow great websight....

 
At Fri Oct 10, 11:48:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Maria.
I was just wondering what kind of saddle do you ride in?

 
At Mon Oct 13, 07:10:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

^^ probably a bates cuz they sponsered the horsemanship clinic!!

 

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