Wednesday, December 10, 2008

GETTING READY FOR THE WINTER CIRCUIT IN FLORIDA

Hi, everyone, hope you had a great Thanksgiving and are ready for the up and coming holidays. My work as a young professional and as a college student has kept me quite busy. Once the fall semester ends, I will be traveling to Florida with Frank Madden Show Stable and Hunter's Moon Farm to work at the winter circuit in Wellington, Florida. For the spring semester, I will be registered for online classes which will offer the flexibility to do school work when time allows and to continue working as an equestrian professional.

This entry will be somewhat different than some of the others and the goal is to answer several of your questions in one blog. Your feedback, as always, is greatly appreciated and I look forward to reading your comments and responses.

I DON'T HAVE MY OWN HORSE BUT IT SEEMS LIKE THE MOUNTS I RIDE AT MY BARN ARE ALWAYS GETTING SOLD, ANY TIPS?

Getting a chance to ride horses owned by the customers at your barn sounds like a great opportunity! Since each horse is different, the challenges of riding several mounts can help enhance and/or improve your riding skills. Each horse that you ride will provide enjoyment as well as a chance to have some new learning experiences. You did not share how much time you spend with each horse or if the horses you rode were all sale horses, but when a horse does sell, you may want to think about how you had a small part in that sale and how that is an achievement you can be proud of!

WOULD YOU EVER CONSIDER OWNING ANOTHER HORSE IN THE FUTURE OR DO YOU WANT TO BRING ALONG FUTURE PROSPECTS TO SHOW AND SELL?

Yes, owning horses and bringing along future prospects, certainly, are a integral part of what I would like to achieve as a young professional. In addition, developing necessary resources and enhancing and continuing to develop my riding skills are equally important to me.

WHAT DO YOU PLAN TO PICK AS YOUR COLLEGE MAJOR?

Sports Management, which combines business and exercise science, seems very interesting to me but I will wait until I have completed additional courses before I make a final decision. I have looked at the Equine Science minor as a possible option as well.

Thank you for your continued support and confidence!

Talk to you later,
Maria Schaub

13 Comments:

At Sat Dec 20, 07:28:00 PM, Anonymous Mia C said...

Hey Maria!
Are you thinking about opening your own barn?
xoxo
Mia

 
At Wed Dec 24, 10:20:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was wondering what your opinion is on getting an equestrian related degree as opossed to a general "real world" degree. You mentioned you were thinking about the "real world" degree, but had considered the equestrian science option. Pros/Cons? What do the professionals you work with have? What seems to be the consensus on it? Thanks so much! And good luck in Florida with everything!

 
At Thu Dec 25, 10:37:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

^
I too would like to know your opinion on getting equestrian vs. real world degrees.
Thank you for continuing this blog, and best of luck with your future!!

 
At Sat Dec 27, 09:09:00 PM, Anonymous laura ware said...

Hi!

Your blog is great - really insightful, inspiring, and fun to read! I read a post previously about how you managed to juggle riding with high school, and now I'm eager to know how you are managing to do so in college. Do you have time to do any college activities besides riding? Does your school have an IHSA team, and if so, are you on it?

Thanks for a great blog, and good luck with all your endeavors!

-Laura

 
At Sun Dec 28, 12:39:00 AM, Blogger Nicole said...

I love your blog and I've been an avid reader since it was stsrated. You have the good fortune to have been tagged in a 6 Horsey Things About Me tag/link/ring. There's more about it, along with the rules at http://hopelesslyhorseless.blogspot.com/2008/12/six-horsey-things-about-me.html.

 
At Mon Dec 29, 08:34:00 PM, Anonymous Molly Willson said...

Maria thanks for the great blogs!
How old were you when you started riding at the maclay level?
-Molly

 
At Mon Jan 05, 03:25:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Professionals can not show on IHSA teams.

 
At Sun Jan 11, 09:18:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i ride in the big eq, but train ponies at a localbarn as well. im not payed because im not old enough FYI, but i hav a question. if a pony scares itself at a jump, and refuses to jump it no matter how many times u try, wat should i do? i cant stop, but im usually alone.

 
At Mon Jan 12, 06:31:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wah sounds like you should not be training Ponies...

 
At Wed Jan 14, 10:35:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually Pros CAN show on IHSA teams, just not NCAA

 
At Fri Jan 16, 07:51:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i doubt Maria would have time to be a pro and hang out with Ramiro and be on a lame IHSA team...

 
At Mon Jan 19, 05:30:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

who is ramiro?

 
At Fri Aug 21, 11:26:00 AM, Anonymous Kerry McCahill said...

Hey Maria!,

I am huge fan of horse power! I am 12 years old and I do the childeres hunter and equtationon my horse. I also have a large pony that I show in childerens hntr pony classes. I also hope to be in the Maclay finals some day.You inspire me as a rider and I hope to be like you some day!

xoxo,
Kerry :)

 

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