Awards & Nominations

 

Nicholas Award nominations due April 26.

All other nomination forms due September 1.

Scholarship Award

2017 WinnerJunior – Clara Bechtold

Sue Brainard Award

2017 Winner: John Bahret

This award is presented in recognition of those who have dedicated themselves to the continued success of the New England Equitation Championships and are not a member of the NEEC Committee.

Adult Sportsmanship Award

2017 Winners:

Adult Older - Anne Keesley

Adult Younger - Jackie Arakelian

Presented to an adult rider showing in any of the adult sections of the New England Equitation Finals whose character best exemplifies the definition of sportsmanship.

Their conduct and attitude considered as befitting participants in sports, especially fair play, courtesy, putting the horse’s welfare first, striving spirit and graciousness in victory or defeat.

Joe Medico Junior Grant

2017 Winners: Abigail Hopkins & Stephanie Johnson

Deadline - September 1

Joe Medico, was a driver for JR Hudson Horse Transportation for over twenty years and he passed away this April. 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.

Lifetime Achievement Award

2017 Winner: Brian Flynn

This award is presented to a professional horse person that has had a positive affect on the New England horse community.

This could be evident in their talent as a professional, unselfish giving, volunteer work, and or life long commitment to the horse industry.

Groom's Award

2017 Winner: Antonio Bustamonte

Awarded to an individual who has consistently demonstrated their dedication to the care and well being of the horses.

The grooms are the unsung heroes of the equestrian sport. This person must be at the NE Finals to receive his award.

Nicholas Award

2017 Winner: Metro

Deadline - April 26

Presented in honor of a horse that has demonstrated excellence in its career as an equitation horse.

The horse has to have been successful at the NE Finals. The horse needs to be present to receive this award at the Championships.

Junior Sportsmanship Award

2017 Winner: Nicole Lindquist & Raleigh Hiler

This award is presented to a junior rider in their last year whose character best exemplifies the definition of sportsmanship.

Their conduct and attitude considered as befitting participants in sports, especially fair play, courtesy, putting the horse’s welfare first, striving spirit and graciousness in victory or defeat.