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Apr 22

Horsemanship Questions Round 2

By neec | Horsemanship

1.) Name four common bandaging styles for wrapping injuries.

2.) What are some signs of colic?

3.) What is meant by proud flesh?

4.) Describe the condition commonly referred to as scratches.

5.) What is a normal temperature range for a horse?

Mar 25

Horsemanship Questions Round 1

By neec | Horsemanship

Round 1 of our horsemanship questions are taken directly from last year’s test. Make sure to check back in for the answers in a few weeks! Each round of questions will stay up for 2 months so be sure to save them for future studying!

1.) USEF rule GR845 states that horses entering the show grounds must be accompanied by what documentation?

At Federation licensed competitions, horses entering the grounds must be accompanied by documentation of Equine Influenza Virus and Equine Herpes Virus (Rhinopneumonitis) vaccinations within six months prior to entering the stables. Horses not in compliance with this rule may be required to leave the competition grounds upon request by Competition Management. Documentation should consist of one of the following methods mentioned below. The frequency of vaccine administration should be per the vaccine manufacturers’ or veterinarian’s recommendations. It is recommended that vaccines are administered by or under the direction of a veterinarian

2.) What is the minimum time a horse must sleep laying down (REM sleep) a day?

30 minutes a day.


3.) The drug Omeprazole is used to prevent and treat what condition a horse may present?

Horses suffering from gastric ulcers benefit from the administration of Omeprazole, a drug that decreases the production of stomach acid.


4.) How long should a 6 stride line be set in a typical 3′ course?

84 feet.


5.) What body part does white line disease affect?

The hoof.

Dec 10

2018-2019 New NEHC Rules

By neec | News & Updates

Show Managers Please Read:

As of 12/1/18 NEHC has a new rule to split and combine entries:

If entries warrant minimum 16, management must split class into two sections. For every eight entries after 16 entries management must continue to split into additional sections. i.e. 24 entries would split into 3 sections, 32 entries into 4 sections and so on. California split may be used.

If there is not a minimum of riders of either or both the junior or adult medal qualifying class, the show can combine to meet the rider requirement. Riders will show at their respective heights. Junior riders will still need a win to qualify. Point system for adult riders will remain the same.

Oct 23

2018 New England Equitation Championships

By neec | News & Updates

THE BIG E – WEST SPRINGFIELD, MA

Photos: Anne Gittins Photography www.annegittins.com

The New England Equitation Championships (NEEC) celebrated its 43rd anniversary this year. The five-day event is one of the longest running and most prestigious equitation finals in the country. All five days were produced by ShowNet and livestreamed on USEF Network. Emma Fletcher, Ellie Raidt and McKayla Langmeier gave excellent commentary on Sunday’s Junior final.

The renowned judging panel included Ken Krome (course designer), Hope Glynn, Jenny Fischer, Lynn Forgione, Brian Lenehan and Jean Marie Dunford-Miller.

The 46+ Adult Medal kicked off the week on Wednesday, October 17. Jeanine Cash was Champion, Reserve: Sarah Cabot. The 28-45 Medal scores required testing the top two. 2007 Junior Champion, Jenny Walters, reclaimed her Champion title, Reserve: Carolyn Lavin. On Thursday in the 22-27 group, Melissa Groher was Champion and Hannah Brown was Reserve for the second year in a row. In the 18-21 group Emelie Burgess was Champion. Reserve: Clara Bechtold.

The Adult Amateur Grand Championship Class on Thursday invited back Champion and Reserve riders from the four adult age groups to compete. Hannah Brown emerged as Grand Champion.

Junior Open sections ran Friday and Saturday. On Friday evening, 76 Juniors took the written phase of the Horsemanship Class. Originating at the NEEC, the Horsemanship Class combines a rider’s written test score, practicum, and first round Finals score to determine the overall top Junior Horseperson.

425 family and friends then gathered for a fun-filled dinner and commemorative video celebrating Juniors in their last year. McKayla Langmeier won the Junior Sportsmanship Award. Kelley Small received the esteemed Sue Brainard award in recognition of her years of dedication to the NEEC.

The world-famous Challenge of the States team costume class ran on Saturday and participants celebrated with as much gusto as ever. Juniors with top scores in the Open competed on teams of six to represent their home states – NO help from trainers allowed! Connecticut 1 won Gold. Thanks to an anonymous donor, teams competed for money to donate to a charity of their choice. Gold donated to Danny & Ron’s Rescue.

Cookie DeSimone won the Lifetime Achievement Award. Cookie is beloved by generations of students and has been a cornerstone of the NEEC as a member and co-chair of the show committee.

Sunday’s Junior Medal Final featured 175 riders. Between rounds, Frances McGivern was named winner of the Katie Battison Horsemanship Award.
Top scoring Juniors who never competed in a 3’6” final were eligible for a separate set of ribbons. First place went to Lila Ouellette.

Ellie Ferrigno earned the High Point Junior Rider Award.
After two rounds and a test of the top three, Katrina Tiktinsky’s beautifully consistent trips made her NEHC Junior Medal Champion. Trainer: Jenny Martin-Rudaz. Reserve: Ava Stearns, Trainers: Missy Clark, John Brennan, Linda Langmeier.

Adult Sportsmanship: Wynatte Chu and Lindsey Davitt

Groom’s Award: Juan Carlos Migueles Guzman

Adult Judge’s Choice: Casino Royale

Junior Judge’s Choice: Quantico

 

Sep 10

Scholarship Application

By neec | Uncategorized

Phone of Trainer:

Question 1: Tell us about your career goals. What plans are you making for continuing your education beyond the high school level and what is your time schedule for doing so? (i.e. college, business school, vocational school, etc.) (required):

Question 2: We are well aware of the demands on your “time” required by the
care, training and showing of your horse. Have you been able to
participate in other sports or extra-curricular activities at school,
church or in your community? Are you gainfully employed anywhere?
Perhaps you work at the barn to help pay for lessons, board and
show expenses. Please tell us your story. (required):

Question 3: Describe a situation in which you exercised leadership, responsibility and/or judgment indicating its impact on your personal development.
(required):

Question 4: This scholarship may partially be based on need. Please write a paragraph about how the scholarship money would be helpful to you and your family.
(required):

Mar 07

Exciting Announcement for NY Riders!

By neec | News & Updates

March 1, 2018

Attention: Show Managers

At the request of the New England Equitation Championship Committee (NEEC) the New England Horsemen’s Council (NEHC) has approved to allow USEF Horse Shows from New York to offer our NEHC Hunter Seat Medals. Going beyond that NEHC also approved New York shows to hold our other medals as well (Saddle Seat, Western and Hunter Seat Pleasure). This is exclusive to USEF Horse shows in the State of New York effective May 1, 2018.

We have received many requests from NY riders who have wanted to qualify for our Medal Finals by doing so in their home state. We have also had New England members ask about shows in NY hosting the medals as another venue for them to compete and qualify.

In addition to the Medals your show will also include our NEHC Pleasure classes or choose not to for an additional fee. Show management may decide to affiliate the entire show too as many of our classes align with USEF rules. Our rules governing the medals and horse shows are on our website. Nehc.info If you would like a printed rule book let Cindy know at cindy@nehc.info

When applying for a show date let us know if you would like to run just the NEHC Medal Classes and NEHC Pleasure or the entire show.

To affiliate and allow exhibitors ample time please send your forms to the NEHC Administrator at least 45 days in advance. All affiliated shows are posted on our website with their link to all of our members.

We look forward to working with you and your horse show. Do not hesitate to contact Cindy our Administrator for any questions.
Cindy Travers
cindy@nehc.info
603-887-6342

Jun 29

Joe Medico Grant Application

By neec | Uncategorized

The Joe Medico 2018

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 in April, 2017. 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 2018

NEEC 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 in April, 2017. 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