Awards & Nominations

 

Nicholas Award nominations due April 26.

All other nomination forms due August 1.

Scholarship Award

2016 WinnerJunior – Natalie Benson

Sue Brainard Award

2016 Winner: Joan Violin

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

2016 Winners:

Adult Older -

Steve Violin

Adult Younger -

Rebekah Chenelle & Rebecca Zimble

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.

Lifetime Achievement Award

2016 Winner: Ray Francis

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

2016 Winner: Julio Lozano

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

2016 Winner: Scholar

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

2016 Winners:

Katherine Bundy

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.