Wednesday, April 01, 2009

End of FTI/WEF Circuit 2009 And some more of your questions

Hi, everyone, thank you for your continued support and questions about riding and horses.

The FTI/WEF Winter Circuit ended yesterday and Frank Madden Show Stables and Hunters Moon Farm were quite busy throughout the last six weeks of the circuit. Recently, the barn added several new clients and horses into the mix and it was rewarding to see the progress made by the new horse and rider combinations. Watching riders develop and acquire the necessary skills to accomplish their riding goals is very rewarding and, of course, is an ongoing process. By the end of this week, the majority of the horses, customers and barn employees will be on their way back home to New York. I will be staying in Wellington for two additional weeks to help one of our Florida based junior riders during the spring circuit in Wellington. Additionally, I will be finishing all of my college course work excluding the two final exams scheduled for the early part of May.

For this blog, I will be using the blog format started in December of 2008 which answers several of your recent questions. Your continued feedback is greatly appreciated and I look forward to reading your comments and any suggestions you may have about the content of future blogs.

DO YOU ENJOY JUMPERS, HUNTERS, OR EQUITATION THE BEST?

I believe in the American System of riding. The principles and skills sets learned in the equitation division are the foundation for all of the other hunter/jumper divisions. I truly enjoyed doing the equitation division and felt quite fortunate to have been able to participate in it. I was also fortunate to compete in the hunters and the jumpers and was truly grateful for all of those experiences. At this moment, I would have to say the jumpers are my favorite, but first and foremost, I love to ride! The love of riding is a driving force in my life and a compelling passion, and I am grateful for the opportunity to continue.

COULD YOU LEASE A HORSE FOR THE MACLAY AND STILL BE FINE? IF SO, WHERE COULD I GET ONE?

With the financial and emotional support of your parents and the help of an experienced professional trainer who can help you find a horse that best suits you and your family's budget, leasing for the Maclay is certainly a workable option. For any junior who has the aspiration to participate in the Maclay, the most important first step is to discuss your goals with your parents. Participation in equestrian sports requires a huge cooperative effort in the family and with your school system. Good luck with your goal!

I'M THIRTEEN AND THE TRAINER THAT I WORKED WITH RECENTLY DIED FROM CANCER. I'M REALLY STUCK NOW AND DON'T KNOW WHAT TO.

I'm so sorry to hear about your trainer's illness and death and can only imagine how difficult it must be for you to deal with such a big loss. Please accept my sincerest sympathy. In a situation like this one, it is best for you to look for emotional support from your parents, family and good friends. When you are ready to start riding again, and with your parents support, you can try to locate another trainer in your area by contacting the United States Equestrian Federation and by asking some of your riding friends about other professionals in your area. Again, please accept my condolences for your loss.


Talk to you later,

Maria Schaub

13 Comments:

At Wed Apr 01, 09:34:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

who has been your all time favorite horse to ride?

 
At Sat Apr 04, 02:32:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you have any advice for riders that still need to get their names out there, but can't afford to show a lot and own a really nice horse?

 
At Sat Apr 04, 04:08:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are there any barns or facilities in Connecticut that you enjoy competing at?

 
At Sun Apr 05, 12:39:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What advice do you give your students on finding distances?

 
At Sun Apr 26, 01:38:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What saddle do you ride in? Do you believe they make a difference in your position?

 
At Sun Apr 26, 10:15:00 PM, Anonymous mia said...

hey maria, my name is mia i am a 14 year old junior rider currently doing jumpers. you are my hero and role model:] RIGHT NOW I AM DOING 2'6 JUMPS AND I LOVE IT BUT I GET NERVOUS DOING ANY BIGGER, DO YOU HAVE ANY TIPS ON HOW TO GET OVER THAT FEAR?

 
At Mon Apr 27, 10:41:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey maria, my horse Bella has old scars on her back ankles that still give her alot of pain when she hits them together. My dad is insisting that we look for a horse or two to lease out, because her injury is getting worse which may mean she can't compete. This is my first year going for the big eq finals, do you think i'm making the right decision horse wise?
Thanks! (:

 
At Sun May 03, 03:58:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

is it true that you are dating Ramerio Q?

 
At Wed May 13, 10:54:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

who cares who she is dating...


PLEASE UPDATE!

 
At Sun May 24, 12:53:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE

please?

 
At Sat May 30, 10:49:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Maria,
Since Horse Power aired in '06, I've been a huge fan of you and your riding. You really are a true inspiration! I'd love to see an answer to the question about advice for riders that still need to get their names out there, but can't afford to show a lot and own a really nice horse, since I am basically in the same boat as the poster. Thanks so much :)

 
At Sat Aug 01, 02:48:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Becoming a professional has and always will be a lifelong goal, but I don't have the resources to really pursue my goals. I'm fifteen and I'm feeling really stuck on how to get where I really want to be. All the oppurtunities available seem to be for kids with parents that can support their equestrian habits. HELP PLEASE!

 
At Sun Nov 28, 08:21:00 AM, Blogger elmethalysqoor said...

يعد تنظيف المنازل شيء ضروري وأساسي في حياة الجميع، ولا يمكننا إهماله أبداً، حيث أنّ ذلك يؤدي إلى تراكم الأوساخ وانتقال الأمراض. تحتاج العديد من أعمال التنظيف المنزلية إلى مختصين في هذا المجال، فالمواد والوسائل التي تستخدمها شركات تنظيف المنازل بالدمام فائقة الجودة، وتقدم هذه الشركات مجموعة خدمات مميزة وشاملة باحترافية عالية، مثل خدمات التعقيم الخارجية والداخلية،
شركة تنظيف بجازان
يتسخ أثاث غرفة المعيشة بسرعة ، ومن وقت لآخر قد تلاحظ بقعة لونية تركها طفلك على الأريكة ، أو بقايا الطعام ، أو بقعة قهوة أو شاي تحتاج إلى معرفة كيفية تنظيف الأريكة من البقع الصعبة دون أن تفقد لمعانها خاصة أنه لا توجد طريقة موحدة لتنظيف جميع أنواع الأرائك ، أو بالأحرى يجب تنظيف كل نوع حسب مادته ، لأن الجلد يتطلب طريقة تنظيف غير الأقمشة ، حتى الأقمشة تختلف في طرق التنظيف حسب نوعها ، فهناك هي الكتان والشامواه والقطيفة وغيرها
شركة تنظيف كنب بالدمام
من افضل واكبر الشركات المتخصصه فى مجال كشف تسربات المياه نعتبر من الشركات الرائده بمجال كشف تسربات المياه نستخدم افضل واحدث الوسائل والادوات المستخدمه للكشف عن الاسباب الرئيسيه فى تسربات المياه دون الحاجه للقيام باى اعمال تكسيرات او احداث اى خسائر ماديه نقوم بتقديم افضل الخدمات خدمات على اعلى مستوى
شركة كشف تسربات المياه بالدمام

 

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