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May 25

New On-Line Entry Platform

By admin | News & Updates

The 2017 New England Equitation Championship Horse Show will use the Show Management System On-Line Entry Platform to accept electronic entries for this year’s competition. This service is billed as part of your office fee and we encourage you to use the Show Management System platform. Exhibitors will be able to enter the show electronically as well as view their bills online. To submit entries or learn more about the electronic entry process, please visit

May 03

New Adult Age Groups

By admin | News & Updates

As previously announced, the adult division will have 4 age groups this year instead of 3. The age groups will be broken down as the following:

Class 1: 46+
Class 2: 28-45
Class 3: 22-27
Class 4: 18-21

Class 1 and Class 2 will be held on Wednesday, October 18th and Class 3 and Class 4 will be held on Thursday, October 19th. Riders may only move up in age group eligibility. If you have any questions regarding previous winners’ eligibility please contact Cookie DeSimone or Amy Eidson.

Apr 23

Book Your Hotel Today!

By admin | News & Updates

It may only be April but it’s never too early to book your room for this year’s New England Finals! You can now book your hotel room at the Springfield Marriott with our special group rate. Make sure to make your reservation before September 25th to receive the NEEC discount. Visit our accommodations page on our website for more info and additional hotel recommendations.

List of Additional Accommodations
Springfield Marriott Group Rate
Mar 13

Grants For Horsemanship Educational Clinics!

By admin | News & Updates

This year NEEC is offering funding for a limited number of horsemanship clinics! NEEC is committed to the education of young riders as they grow with their horses. For that purpose, NEEC will grant a percentage of funding to assist organizations in putting on Horsemanship clinics, at their farm, event, or school. If you are interested in hosting a clinic please fill out the horsemanship clinic form, accessible by the below link, to apply for funding. Please send all application forms to Cookie DeSimone

Horsemanship Clinic Form

Mar 01

New Adult Divisions

By admin | News & Updates


This year, we will splitting the adult divisions into four age groups. There will be 2 younger groups who will show on Wednesday, and 2 older groups who will show on Thursday. In addition, we are adding an overall Grand Adult Championship class, which will be held on Thursday and will consist of the champion and reserve champion of each of the 4 divisions. The official age brackets for each group will be announced later this spring.


Mar 01

Welcome To NEEC News & Updates

By admin | News & Updates

Welcome to the New England Equitation Championships’ News & Updates blog! Here, you can find all announcements for the upcoming 42nd New England Finals. Make sure to check back to stay up-to-date with all of this years’ exciting changes.

As our first big announcement, we are proud to let everyone know that we are now categorized as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Stay tuned for more updates to come!

Jan 25

2017 Horsemanship Preparation

By admin | Horsemanship

We are excited to announce that this year we will be helping all the junior riders prepare for the horsemanship test by providing 5 practice questions each month leading up to the finals. These questions will not necessarily all be on the 2017 test, but are a combination of questions that have been on past years’ tests and could show up again on this year’s test. Each month we will list 5 questions and the following month we will provide the answers.The questions and answers will remain posted on our website for 2 months and then will be taken down. So make sure to check back each month and start your studying! Good luck!