Class List

 

Class 1

Open Adult Amateur Equitation

ages 46 & over

  • Minimum of eight fences not to exceed 3’0″
  • Entry Fee: $85.00
  • Trophy and ten ribbons

Class 2

The New England Horseman's Council Adult Amateur Medal Finals

ages 46 & over

For adult NEHC members who've qualified at a member show after the first Sunday of October of the past show season, through midnight of August 31, 2020.

  • All contestants will be required to perform over approximately ten fences not to exceed 3’0”
  • A minimum of 25% of the riders from the first round will be required to return for a second round
  • Further testing will be at the discretion of the judges (tests 1-19)
  • Entry fee: $200.00
  • Trophy, cooler and ten ribbons

Class 3

Open Amateur Adult Equitation

ages 28-45

  • Minimum of eight fences not to exceed 3' 0"
  • Entry fee: $85.00
  • Trophy and ten ribbons

Class 4

The New England Horseman's Council Adult Amateur Medal Finals

ages 28-45

For adult NEHC members who've qualified at a member show after the first Sunday of October of the past show season, through midnight of August 31, 2020.

  • All contestants will be required to perform over approximately ten fences not to exceed 3’0”
  • A minimum of 25% of the riders from the first round will be required to return for a second round
  • Further testing will be at the discretion of the judges (tests 1-19)
  • Entry fee: $200.00
  • Trophy, cooler and ten ribbons

Class 5

Open Amateur Adult Equitation

ages 22-27

  • Minimum of eight fences not to exceed 3’0”
  • Entry Fee: $85.00
  • Trophy and ten ribbons

Class 6

The New England Horseman's Council Adult Amateur Medal Finals

ages 22-27

For adult NEHC members who've qualified at a member show after the first Sunday of October of the past show season, through midnight of August 31, 2020.

  • All contestants will be required to perform over approximately ten fences not to exceed 3’0”
  • A minimum of 25% of the riders from the first round will be required to return for a second round
  • Further testing will be at the discretion of the judges (tests 1-19)
  • Entry fee: $200.00
  • Trophy, cooler and ten ribbons

Class 7

Open Amateur Adult Equitation

ages 18-21

  • Minimum of eight fences not to exceed 3’0”
  • Entry Fee: $85.00
  • Trophy and ten ribbons

Class 8

The New England Horseman's Council Adult Amateur Medal Finals

ages 18-21

For adult NEHC members who've qualified at a member show after the first Sunday of October of the past show season, through midnight of August 31, 2020.

  • All contestants will be required to perform over approximately ten fences not to exceed 3’0”
  • A minimum of 25% of the riders from the first round will be required to return for a second round
  • Further testing will be at the discretion of the judges (tests 1-19)
  • Entry fee: $200.00
  • Trophy, cooler and ten ribbons

Award

The New England Horseman's Council Adult Amateur Grand Championship

ages - 18 and over 

Open to Champion Adult Riders from each of the NEHC Adult Medal Finals 2020. 

  • This award is given to the Adult NEHC Medal Finals Champion with the highest cumulative scores from their NEHC Adult Medal Finals Age Division. Champion and Reserve Champion Ribbons, trophy, and coolerette.

Class 9

Open Equitation

ages 15-17

  • Minimum of eight fences not to exceed 3’3”
  • Entry Fee: $85.00
  • Trophy and ten ribbons in each section

Class 10

Open Equitation

Under 15

  • Minimum of eight fences not to exceed 3’
  • Entry Fee: $85.00
  • Trophy and ten ribbons in each section

Class 11

3' Junior Rider

age - under 18

 

For juniors who have not done a 3’6” state, regional, zone or national final in hunters or equitation, or who have not competed in any class over 1.10 m in jumpers. Must be entered by Saturday September 19 at noon. All trainers must go to the office and sign-off that their rider is eligible. If trainer does not sign off on it, rider isn’t eligible for Top 3’ Junior Rider class.

Class 12

The NEEC Junior Horsemanship Class

Open to all junior exhibitors competing in the New England Horsemen’s Council Hunt Seat Medal Finals. This award is intended to identify from among our many competitors the all-around horseperson; those who can “do it all" and are young horsemen who not only ride well, but understand the great importance of quality horse care.

The top ribbon winners will be determined by adding together scores in the three competition areas; a written test, followed by a “hands on” practicum in the stable area officiated by three judges and the average first round in the New England Finals.

  • All practicum finalists are required to provide a grooming box
  • Practicum finalist can dress in show or grooming attire
  • The written test will be on Friday, September 18 starting at 2:00 pm at the show.
  • Participants will rotate through 15 people at a time, to stay compliant, until 5:00 pm
  • First place awards will be given to the highest score for: written test, practicum and first round NE Finals.
  • Entry Fee: $50.00
  • Trophy and eight ribbons for overall

Class 13

USHJA 3'3" Hunter Seat Medal Finals


Open to Junior Active Members of the USEF and USHJA. Foreign residents who are also members of USEF and USHJA will be eligible to compete.

Eligible riders are those who have not ever competed in any of the following National Equitation Finals with fences at 3’6”: ASPCA Maclay Finals, USEF Hunter Seat Medal Finals, USEF Show Jumping Talent Search Finals (East or West), WIHS Equitation Classic Finals, Jump Canada Medal Finals or the North American Equitation Championship.

Once a rider has won the USHJA 3’3” Hunter Seat Medal Finals, she/he is not eligible to compete again.

For 2020 only, any rider who meets the above eligibility requirements will be automatically accepted to the finals. No points needed.

  • Minimum of eight fences not to exceed 3’3”
  • Spreads not to exceed 3’6” (exception: triple bar obstacles may have a maximum spread of 4’)
  • One third of the obstacles must be oxers.
  • Courses must include at least two changes of direction after the first obstacle.
  • All courses must include at least three of the following: bending line, narrow jump (5’6”-8’), roll back turn, fence at the end of the ring, long approach to a single jump.
  • Liverpools, water jumps or water used as decoration are prohibited.
  • A minimum of 25 riders (if available) will return for a second round of the event. More riders may be asked to return at the judge’s discretion.
  • Two or more tests of a minimum of the top four competitors are required using USEF tests 1-17 H.
  • Fences are required to be numbered.
  • Entry Fee: $200.00
  • Trophy and twelve ribbons

Class 14

Challenge Of The States Invitational

Philanthropy is an important part of the mission of the New England Equitation Championships. Thus, the Challenge of the States winners will work together to choose an organization that they feel will benefit from a donation, made possible by an anonymous donor.

This component was developed to encourage our young people to learn the importance of giving back. The Medal winning teams will each donate a minimum of $1,500 (Gold Team $750, Silver Team $500 and Bronze Team $250) to the top three charities that will be chosen by the riders before the start of the class. There will be additional opportunities to donate to these charities during the horse show.

Open to Junior and Adult riders, who will represent their state, with the top five scores from the open equitation classes. The top four riders with the highest scores will ride and the five highest score will be the chef d’equip.

If a junior in their last year is a Chef d'equip but has a score high enough to ride on the Graduate Team, that junior will be moved to the Graduate Team as a rider. The rider with the next highest score will move up to be the Chef d'equip on the team that just lost its Chef.

It will be the chef’s responsibility to give the events in-gate starter the teams order of go. Riders must have a minimum score of 55 to make a team. The top three scores will count for the team total. Number of teams for each state will be determined as follows, with management reserving the right to change:

  • 3-25 riders will be one team
  • 26 - 50 riders will be two teams
  • 51 - 75 riders will be three teams
  • 76 and more riders will be four teams
  • An additional team of the next five highest scores of juniors in their last year will be added, score must be a minimum of 50

States with fewer than four riders will be combined, as the All American Team where the top six scores from these states will become the Team. If there are not four of these riders they may then compete as individuals.

There will be one adult team, which will include adult riders from all age groups with the top five scores from the open equitation classes. The top four riders with the highest scores will ride, and the fifth highest score will be the chef d’equip.

Teams work together, without the help of trainers, walking the course and working out their strategies. Only the Chef and one rider from the team will be allowed in the schooling area to help its rider school. Once a horse has gone it can go back to the barn, there is no further testing.

Riders must be NEHC Medal qualified riders or past winners of the New England Finals in order to qualify for this class. Horse must be unbraided.

Costume Rules

Due to COVID-19, this year there will be no costumes allowed during the Challenge of the States class.

There will be 8-10 jumps, not to exceed 3’0”. Two tests (1-19) will be built into the course. The Steward will supervise the schooling area. Jumps cannot be higher than 3’ and they will be flagged. Trainers are not allowed in the schooling area.

Rider's USEF address will determine the state they will represent.


No Entry Fee.

Class 15

The New England Horsemen's Council Hunt Seat Medal Finals

For Junior members of the New England Horsemen's Council who have won one New England Medal Class at a member show after the first Sunday of October in the past show season through midnight on August 31, 2020.

  • All contestants will be required to perform over a course of approximately ten fences not to exceed 3’3”
  • A minimum of 25 riders will be asked to return for a second round after a preparation time
  • At least two individual tests of the top contestants will also be required (tests 1-19)
  • Further testing is at the option of the judges
  • If the difference between between first and second place score is two points or less, judges must test. If the difference between first and second place is more than two points, testing is at the judge’s discretion.
  • Trophy, cooler and ribbons 1-10 will be awarded
  • Entry Fee: $200.00
  • Trophy, cooler and ten ribbons; 3' rider 1-10 ribbons

Back numbers must be visible during course walk.