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Jun 27

The Joe Medico NEEC Grant

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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.


  • 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
  • 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


May 25

New On-Line Entry Platform

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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

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The adult divisions will remain the same for 2018 as they were for 2017. The age groups are broken down as such:

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 17th and Class 3 and Class 4 will be held on Thursday, October 18th. 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.

Mar 13

Grants For Horsemanship Educational Clinics!

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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

Welcome To NEEC News & Updates

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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!