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Aug 21

August Horsemanship Questions

By neec | Horsemanship

  1. What does bad breath in horses indicate?
  2. Name some diseases that affect the nervous system.
  3. Name a NSAID.
  4. When and why will the USEF implement the necessity for horse microchipping?
  5. Name 5 parts of a bridle.
Aug 21

July Answers

By neec | Horsemanship

1.) Name some diseases that affect the respiratory system.

  • Equine Herpes Virus
  • Influenza
  • Strangles

2.) Name a bit that would be used for leverage.

  • Pelhams
  • Gag
  • Hackamore

3.) What are scratches?

  • Scratches is the common name for dermatitis and is also known as mud fever, greasy heels, cracked heels, white pastern disease and dew poisoning. It is generally present on the lower legs and white leg markings are predisposed to it. The skin swells and chaps followed by weeping red skin at the back of the pasterns.
  • Scratches may be caused by:• Caked-on manure or mud • Sandy or abrasive soil • Grit of training surfaces • Rough stubble in fields • Urine soaked and filthy bedding, causing chemical and bacterial irritation • Sand and dirt caught between boots or leg wraps and the horse’s legs • Failing to thoroughly dry the horse’s legs after bathing

4.) Name some types of parasites.

  • Ascarids
  • Bots
  • Pinworms
  • Large strongyles
  • Small strongyles
  • Tapeworm
  • Lungworm,
  • Flies and gnats
  • Ticks
Jun 29

Joe Medico Grant Application

By neec | Uncategorized

The Joe Medico 2017

New England Equitation Championship Grant

Sponsored by JR Hudson Horse Transportation

Joe Medico, was a driver for JR Hudson Horse Transportation for over twenty years and he passed away this April.   Joe always had a smile on his face and was the first to lend a helping hand.  To commemorate his dedication to the NE horse world JR Hudson Horse Transportation is sponsoring two grants of $1250 each. These grants will go to qualified NE Junior Medal riders who demonstrate a financial need in order to participate in the NEHC Championships.

Guidelines:

  • This grant would provide financial assistance to two (2) NEHC Junior Medal qualifiers.  A.) $535. for entries and one stall. B.) Stipend of $715. to cover horse transportation and other related expenses to compete in the NEHC Championships.
  • Riders who are qualified to compete in the NEHC Championships must apply by September 1.  Go to newenglandequitation.com
  • After thorough review, the Joe Medico Grant Committee will award riders based upon the required essay which will be comprised of two parts. The first part of the essay will ask the applicant to state why the NE Equitation Championships is important to them.  The second part will ask for a description of the applicant’s basis for financial need.
  • Riders who receive grant cannot apply in future years.

Application:

Phone:

Phone of Trainer:

Please provide 3 references below:

Reference 1

Phone:

Reference 2

Phone:

Reference 3

Phone:

Essay – Part 1: State why the New England Equitation Championships is important to you. (250 words or less). (required):

Essay – Part 2: Provide a description of your basis for financial need. (250 words or less). (required):

Jun 27

The Joe Medico NEEC Grant

By neec | News & Updates

The Joe Medico 2017

New England Equitation Championship Grant

Sponsored by JR Hudson Horse Transportation

Joe Medico, was a driver for JR Hudson Horse Transportation for over twenty years and he passed away this April.   Joe always had a smile on his face and was the first to lend a helping hand.  To commemorate his dedication to the NE horse world JR Hudson Horse Transportation is sponsoring two grants of $1250 each. These grants will go to qualified NE Junior Medal riders who demonstrate a financial need in order to participate in the NEHC Championships.

Guidelines:

  • This grant would provide financial assistance to two (2) NEHC Junior Medal qualifiers.  A.) $535. for entries and one stall. B.) Stipend of $715. to cover horse transportation and other related expenses to compete in the NEHC Championships.
  • Riders who are qualified to compete in the NEHC Championships must apply by September 1.  Go to newenglandequitation.com
  • After thorough review, the Joe Medico Grant Committee will award riders based upon the required essay which will be comprised of two parts. The first part of the essay will ask the applicant to state why the NE Equitation Championships is important to them.  The second part will ask for a description of the applicant’s basis for financial need.
  • Riders who receive grant cannot apply in future years.

Submit your application here

 

Jun 26

June Answers

By neec | Horsemanship

1.) List artificial aids.

  • Stick/Crop
  • Spur

2.) What is ring bone?

  • Ringbone is arthritis of the pastern joint and/or the coffin joint. New bone growth builds up around either of these two joints due to degenerative joint disease (DJD). Pigeon-toed horses or those with short, upright pasterns are pre-disposed to this condition, especially if they are used for jumping. High ringbone is characterized by a ring of bone around the pastern joint. In some cases it can be seen as a firm swelling approximately one inch above the coronet band. Low ringbone occurs between the pastern and the coffin bone and cannot be seen without an X-ray.

3.) What is weaving?

  • A weaving horse stands in one spot, but sways rhythmically and swings his head from side to side. Weaving is a boredom-related behavior.

4.) Label the parts of the hoof.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jun 22

Become a Challenge of the States Title Sponsor

By neec | News & Updates

This year we are celebrating the 20th year of the The Challenge of the States Competition!! COS is unique to the New England Equitation Championships and is truly the highlight of the weekend! We are looking for a new title sponsor for the competition. Please contact Jacquie or Tobi for more info!

THE CHALLENGE OF THE STATES COMPETITION IS OPEN TO JUNIOR RIDERS, WHO WILL REPRESENT THEIR STATES, WITH THE TOP SIX SCORES FROM THE OPEN EQUITATION CLASSES. THE TOP FIVE RIDERS WITH THE HIGHEST SCORES WILL RIDE AND THE SIXTH HIGHEST SCORE WILL BE THE CHEF D’EQUIPE. TEAMS MAY DRESS UP THEIR RIDERS AND HORSES IN COSTUME. TRAINERS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE IN ANY ASPECT OF THE COMPETITION. THIS UNIQUE AND FUN PORTION OF NEEC IS THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEKEND FOR JUNIORS AND SPECTATORS ALIKE.

 

Sponsorship Cost: 4,000

  • Naming rights to the Challenge of the States Competition which will be continuously announced throughout the entire event
  • Corporate banner displayed in arena
  • Sponsorship recognition in the NEEC Official Program
  • Full page advertisement in Official Program
  • Recognition on the NE Equitation Website Sponsor Page
Jun 14

Available 2017 Sponsorships

By neec | News & Updates

There’s still time to be a 2017 New England Finals sponsor! Below is a list of our remaining available sponsorships. Make sure to contact Jacquie Maggiore or Tobi Stall if you are interested in becoming a NEEC sponsor!

Available Sponsorships

  • Maine COS Team Gift – $250
  • Challenge of the States Flowers- $300
  • Open Equitation 18-21 – $300
  • Open Equitation 22-27 – $300
  • Open Equitation 28-45 – $300
  • Adult 18-21 Medal Cooler – $350
  • Sun Spot Curtin – $500
  • Maine COS Team Sponsor – $650
  • Warm Up Ring #2 Sponsor – $1000
  • Talent Platform Commentators – $2000
  • Challenge of the States – $4000
Jun 14

May Answers

By neec | Horsemanship

1.) What is a common use for ivermectin?

  • De-worming

2.) What is the purpose of a bar shoe?

  • Constructed to strategically alter the pressure on a particular area of the foot. Bar shoes are so named because a solid bar connects the branches to each other. Egg bars may be used to help with heel soreness.

3.) Why does your horse receive a West Nile Vaccine?

  • West Nile infects the central nervous system of animals and people. West Nile virus is the leading cause of arbovirus encephalitis in horses and humans. It is transmitted through infected mosquitoes.

4.) What are the natural aids?

  • Legs, weight/seat, hands, voice.

5.) What is a splint?

  • Hard, visible bumps that are generally located along the inside of the cannon bone. The splint bones are attached to the cannon bone by a small ligament and add structural strength to the cannon bones. Splints may be caused by injury, creating inflammation or tearing of the interosseous ligament joining the splint bone to the cannon bone.