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Sep 19

Official NEEC Swag

By neec | Uncategorized

Creative Touch Designs, LLC is the Official Monogram Company for this year’s New England Equitation Championships!

Make sure to pre-order your NEEC swag ~ Jackets, Sweatshirts, Vests, Baseball Cap, Tote bags, Backpacks, etc. and easily pick your order up when you arrive at the show.

Items must be ordered by September 30, 2021

Aug 05

The Mason Phelps “Spirit of the Sport” Grant

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The Mason Phelps “Spirit of the Sport” Grant

Presented by The New England Equitation Committee and The National Horse Show

BACKGROUND

Mason Phelps (1948-2021) was involved in our sport in every way possible: from groom to Olympian to governing leader and more. He launched dozens of ingenious events that raised money and interest in Equestrian sports over his career including the AA rated Christmas show in San Antonio, the American Jumping Derby (later the International Jumping Derby), the New England Hunt Seat Medal (in 1977), and numerous inventive classes in the early days of WEF. Phelps served and left his mark on numerous boards and committees including the AHSA (now the USEF), USET, Show Jumping Hall of Fame, NEHC, RIHA, The National Horse Show, and as a show judge and trainer. Phelps was an integral part of the creation of the Equestrian Aid Foundation and served at the Athletes Equity Resource Center. His “Denim and Diamonds” gala was the event of the season for many years at WEF and raised millions for the sport. Friends joked he could exceed an unlimited budget!  He also gave a lot of his own money to equestrian causes without a lot of recognition.

 In his early days at the Aquidneck Island Pony Club, every Saturday Phelps taught numerous children how to ride, muck, and groom for free.  Phelps loved people who loved our sport, and it is said he propped up and pushed forward many of his fellow horsemen.

In 2001, after retiring from riding and teaching, Phelps launched Phelps Media Group which despite his lack of experience in PR became “America’s most progressive and successful Equestrian PR firm.”

A longtime president of the NHS, Phelps was instrumental in The National Horse Show finding its “forever home” at the Kentucky Horse Park and served on the board until recently. He created the New England Hunt Seat Medal class as a stepping-stone for riders to make it through Regionals and on to The National Horse Show. It was important to him that financials should not prevent a qualified rider from attending a National Final.

GRANT

The grant will be awarded to the Junior Rider whose essay is voted among the top three by the Grant Committee (announced on Friday night at NEEC), achieves the highest first round NEEC score among the Grant finalists, and has qualified to compete at the NHS 3’3” Medal or Maclay finals at The National Horse Show and will be attending. Applications must be received by October 1. Past winners may not reapply.

The winner will be awarded complementary stall, entries,  and entry blank fees  at both the New England Equitation Championships and The National Horse Show plus a stipend from each organization.

    Application:

    Phone:

    Phone of Trainer:

    Essay – Part 1: Mason Phelps was known for his tenacious and generous spirit in accomplishing a variety of activities aimed at the greater good of Equestrian Sports. How has the generosity of others affected your experience of the sport? (250 words or less). (required):

    Essay – Part 2: Explain the basis or your need for financial assistance to attend NEEC and NHS Finals and what it would mean to you. (250 words or less). (required):

    Mar 03

    Fred Hunt Adult Grant

    By neec | Uncategorized

    The Fred Hunt Adult Grant 2021

    Sponsored by The New England Equitation Committee

    APPLICATION DEADLINE – September 1, 2021

    Fred Hunt was a member of the New England Equitation Committee for over 40 years. He was a very well respected horseman and judge in the Hunter/Jumper/Equitation community. He trained many horses and students to regional and National Championships. He will be remembered for his fierce friendship and quiet wit. To Commemorate his dedication to the NE horse world The NEEC is sponsoring an Adult Grant of $1,000. This grant will go to a qualified NE Adult Medal rider who demonstrates a financial need in order to participate in the NEHC Championships.

    Guidelines:

    • This grant would provide financial assistance to one NEHC Adult Medal qualifier. A.) For entries and one stall. B.) A stipend 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.
    • After thorough review, the Adult Grant Committee will award a rider based upon the required essay.
    • Riders who receive the grant cannot apply in future years. However, if the rider wins as a Junior they may still apply as an adult.

      Application:

      Phone:

      Phone of Trainer:

      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):

      Sep 10

      Scholarship Application

      By neec | Uncategorized

      Please submit scholarship applications by October 1, 2021.

        Your Name (required)

        Your Email (required)

        Your Phone (required)

        Junior or Adult (required)
        JuniorAdult

        Date of Birth (required)

        Name of Trainer (required)

        Trainer Address (required)

        Trainer Email (required)

        Trainer Phone (required)

        Name of School Attending Now (required)

        Address of School Attending Now (required)

        Date of Graduation From High School (required)

        Name of College/School You Will Be/Are Attending (required)

        Address of College/School You Will Be/Are Attending (required)

        Date of Entrance to Above College/School (required)

        Date of Show Qualified for NEEC Finals (required)

        Name of Show that You Qualified for NEEC Finals (required)

        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 judgement 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).

        Jun 29

        Joe Medico Grant Application

        By neec | Uncategorized

        The Joe Medico 2021

        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 October 1.
        • 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):