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 the first Sunday of October of the current show season.

  • All contestants will be required to perform over approximately ten fences set at a height from 2'9" to 3'0" with a combination and two changes of direction after the first obstacle.
  • A minimum of 25% or the top ten riders, whichever is greater, from the first round will be required to return for a second round.
  • Further testing will be at the discretion of the judges (tests 1-17)
  • 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 the first Sunday of October of the current show season.

  • All contestants will be required to perform over approximately ten fences set at a height from 2'9" to 3'0" with a combination and two changes of direction after the first obstacle.
  • A minimum of 25% or the top ten riders, whichever is greater, from the first round will be required to return for a second round.
  • Further testing will be at the discretion of the judges (tests 1-17)
  • Entry fee: $200.00
  • Trophy, cooler and ten ribbons
  • All contestants will be required to perform over approximately ten fences set at a height from 2'9" to 3'0" with a combination and two changes of direction after the first obstacle.
  • A minimum of 25% or the top ten riders, whichever is greater, from the first round will be required to return for a second round.
  • Further testing will be at the discretion of the judges (tests 1-17)
  • 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 the first Sunday of October of the current show season.

  • All contestants will be required to perform over approximately ten fences set at a height from 2'9" to 3'0" with a combination and two changes of direction after the first obstacle.
  • A minimum of 25% or the top ten riders, whichever is greater, from the first round will be required to return for a second round.
  • Further testing will be at the discretion of the judges (tests 1-17)
  • 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 set at a height from 2'9" to 3'0" with a combination and two changes of direction after the first obstacle.
  • A minimum of 25% or the top ten riders, whichever is greater, from the first round will be required to return for a second round.
  • Further testing will be at the discretion of the judges (tests 1-17)
  • 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. 

  • 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 & 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

14 and Under

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

Class 11

Challenge Cup Award

age - under 18

(Formally “Top 3’ Junior Rider Award)

This award is for Juniors who have never jumped higher than 3’3” (Hunters/Equitation) or 1.00 meter (Jumpers.)  Riders also are not eligible for this award if they have competed in any class or Derby with option fences over 3’3” (even if they don’t jump the option fence) or any Jumper class (including Low Children’s Jumper Classic when set over 1.00 meter) that has specs higher than 1.00 meter.

Riders must be entered by Friday at noon the week of the NE Championships.  All trainers must sign off that rider is eligible.  If trainer does not sign off on it, rider isn’t eligible for this award.

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 should dress in appropriate show or groom attire.
  • Helmets are optional.
  • All practicum finalists are required to provide a normal size groom box/bag that they would take to the ring.
  • The written test will be on Friday from 10:30 am - 3:00 pm at the coliseum.
  • 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 may not compete in any of the following within the same competition year (Dec. 1 - Nov. 30):

  • ASPCA Maclay Finals
  • USEF Hunter Seat Medal Finals
  • USEF Show Jumping Talent Search Finals (East or West)
  • USHJA Gladstone Cup Equitation Classic
  • WIHS Equitation Classic Finals
  • Jump Canada Medal Finals
  • North American Junior Equitation Championship

Riders who have competed at 1.30m or higher will not be eligible to compete in a USHJA 3'3" Hunter Seat Medal Class or Finals.

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

Riders accumulating a minimum of ten points (10) in any USHJA 3’3” Hunter Seat Medal classes between August 2 of the previous competition year and August 1 of the current competition year will be eligible to compete in the Finals. The USHJA, at its discretion, can open up qualifying procedures to allow for additional entries should insufficient entries be received by the deadline to fill this championship. Additional riders will be invited based on their points earned.

  • 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’)
  • For the Finals, all obstacles must be numbered.
  • 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 top 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.
  • Open numeric scoring will be used for Rounds I and II. 
  • Round I scores may be duplicated with the exception of the riders called back for Round II. 
  • Each Round shall be weighted equally. 
  • Riders who qualify for Round II will return in reverse order of scores from Round I. 
  • Two or more tests of a minimum of the top four competitors are required using USEF tests 1-17.
  • Testing scores will not be announced. 
  • 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 riders, who will represent their state, with the top six scores from the open equitation classes. The top four riders with the highest scores will ride and the riders with the fifth and sixth highest scores will be the chef d’equips.

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 one of its Chefs.

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 six highest scores of juniors in their last year will be added as the Graduates Team. 

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.

Teams work together, without the help of trainers, walking the course and working out their strategies. Only the Chefs and one rider from the team will be allowed in the schooling area to help their 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

Teams may dress up their riders and horses in costume. Costumes must be safe in manner. Costumes may not obstruct the vision of either horse or rider and must not impede movement on course. No objects may be placed in horse's tail or on or around horse's face that could potentially spook or distract the horse. Competition management will be the deciding factor should a. team's costume be in question. Horses must be unbraided.

There will be 8-10 jumps, not to exceed 3’0”. Two tests (1-17) 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.

Riders must be NEHC Medal qualified riders or past New England Finals winners to qualify for this class.


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've qualified at a member show after the first Sunday of October of the past show season, through midnight of the first Sunday of October of the current show season.

  • All contestants will be required to perform over approximately ten fences set to a height from 3’ to 3’3” with a combination and two changes of direction after the first obstacle.
  • A minimum of 25 riders will be asked to return for a second round.
  • After the completion of the second round, if the difference between first and second place score is two points or less,  judges must test a minimum of the top 2 riders (maximum of eight.)  
  • If the difference is more than two points, testing is at the judge’s discretion.  
  • USEF tests 1-17.
  • Trophy, cooler and ribbons 1-10 will be awarded
  • Entry Fee: $200.00

Back numbers must be visible during course walk.