OVER THE HILL FARM
Horses and ponies have made Bill Schaub's business soar. Famous ponies, such as Time To Talk, Heart's Desire, Disco Duck, Rainbow Connection, Sundowner, Crystal Blue, Arabesque, All That Glitters, Miss Australia and One More Time have marched into history under his tutelage. Famous horses include Lyrik, Grand Duel, Out Of Sight, Missouri, Clyde Barrow, Mind Games and EL Raymond, to name just a few.
A Championship Record
Bill Schaub has proven himself as trainer throughout the years, leading a long list of horses to AHSA/USEF National Championships, multiple Winter Equestrian Festival circuit championships, and more than 50 championship and reserve championship titles at the Devon Horse Show (PA) and the East Coast fall indoor circuit of Capital Challenge (MD), the Pennsylvania National, the Washington International and the National Horse Show. In addition, he trained Jessica Karp, the USET Talent Search Finals winner, and Ariat National Adult Medal Finals winner, Molly Sewell. Schaub has also trained top riders, such as Pat Vogtle, Ashley and Courtney Kennedy, Liza Towell, Lauren Bass, Caroline Willard and Evan Coluccio.
A Lifetime of Achievements
Bill Schaub has had four Grand Champion Pony Hunter Champions at the Capital Challenge Horse Show. The USHJA/WCHR has awarded three of his horses the "Heard A Rumor" Perpetual Trophy, a lifetime achievement award for horses that exemplify exceptional ability in the show hunter ring and whose lifelong show career epitomizes the important partnership of show hunter and hunter rider. Missouri won this special award in 2003, Clyde Barrow was honored in 2001, and Lyrik was given the award in 1995.
An Emphasis on Horsemanship
After more than 25 years as a professional, Bill Schaub realized that he didn't have the same outlook on his horses and clients that he had when he first opened his business. Like many in the industry, Schaub traveled to shows constantly and was very focused on the end result.
"I decided to start over at the ground level. I went back to the feeling I had 20 years ago when I started teaching," he said. "I focused on providing my clients a base of knowledge for riding, and I wanted them to focus on the horsemanship, not the ribbons I'll teach anyone if they want to learn."
Over the years, Schaub has found wonderfully supportive clients, such as ex-wife Lee Avera, Courtney Rodrigue, Laura and Caroline Van den Berg, Roberta Previ, Sophie Read, Lee Cesery and Lauren and Katie Hogan.. "I'm lucky to have a wonderful group of people with quality horses. We try to suit people with horses that will fit their goals. I have ladies that come and take one lesson a month and are thrilled to be there, and I have riders that can go to the major horse shows and are capable of winning," he said.
A Realistic Outlook
"I'm constantly learning from my clients and other professionals," said Bill Schaub. "We set realistic goals, we're honest, and we work within everyone's budget. Everyone should know that you don't have to be rich. If you love the sport, you can succeed."