Class List

 

Class 1

Open Amateur Adult Equitation

ages 24-45

  • 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 24-45

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 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 Adult Amateur Equitation

ages 46 & over

  • 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 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 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 18-23

  • 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 18-23

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 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 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 8

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, October 21 starting at 5:00 pm at the Marriott Hotel in West Springfield
  • There will be no admittance after 5:30PM
  • Those taking the test will not be able to leave the testing room before 5:30PM
  • 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 9

Open Equitation

ages 14 and under

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

Class 10

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 five riders with the highest scores will ride and the sixth highest score will be the chef d’equipe.

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 four 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:

  • 4-25 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, score must be a minimum of 55

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 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

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 horses’ tail or on or around horses’ face that could potentially spook or distract the horse. Competition management will be the deciding factor should a team’s costume be in question.

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 11

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 the first Sunday of October for the current show season.

  • 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 less than two points, 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
  • In addition to ribbons 1-10, there will be Top Ten Ribbons awarded to riders who have not competed in a 3'6" state, regional or national finals as of the date of these New England finals
  • Entry Fee: $200.00
  • Trophy, cooler and ten ribbons; 3' rider 1-10 ribbons

Back numbers must be visible during course walk.