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Apr 09

2018 Horsemanship Questions: Round 1

By neec | Horsemanship

The horsemanship questions are back by popular demand! These questions are provided by the NEEC Committee to help junior riders study and prepare for the horsemanship exam at this year’s New England Finals. The questions and answers will remain on the website for a month and a new set of questions and answers will then go up. Some of the questions/topics posted here on the site are taken from the USHJA Horsemanship Study Guide, which is another excellent study source. First round of questions below:

  1. 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
  2. Name several signs a horse may be colicing
    • Depression, lying down at unusual times, restlessness, general discomfort, pawing, kicking or biting at the belly, flehmen (curling of the upper lip), sweating, increased pulse and respiration, disinterest in eating, yawning and grinding of teeth
  3. What is a normal temperature for a horse?
    • 99 – 101 degrees
  4. Name a NSAID
    • Bute
    • Banamine
  5. Why does your horse receive a west nile vaccine?
    • Vaccines work by getting the horse’s body to produce antibodies for a particular disease. Vaccines do not give a horse 100 percent immunity, but a horse that is immunized will have a milder case of the disease.
  6. Name some diseases that affect the respiratory system.
    • Equine Herpes Virus (EHV)
    • Heaves
    • Roaring
    • Influenza
    • Strangles
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 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 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 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