Scholarship Awards




   Dedicated to the Memory of Mr. & Mrs. Frederick Reeve 

The New England Equitation Committee is pleased to announce that one annual scholarship award in the amount of $2,000 will be presented at the NEEC Finals at the Eastern States Exposition Center. The Scholarship has been made possible by the contributions and support of members, parents, patrons and friends of the NEEC to encourage junior and adult riders to seriously pursue education beyond the high school level. Candidates must have qualified for and compete in the current year's NEHC Junior or Adult Medal Finals. 

A panel of three will designate the recipient of the award, which is to be used solely for educational expenses. Applicants will have nine months from the Finals to tell  Amy Eidson ( or Cookie DeSimone ( where they will be attending college, professional school, or other continuing education program.

Application deadline is October 1.


New England Horsemen’s Council encourages junior and adult riders to pursue education beyond the high school level and awards a $500 educational scholarship in the following disciplines: Hunter Seat Equitation, Hunter Seat Pleasure Equitation, Saddle Seat Equitation, and Western/Reining Seat. 

Candidates for the Hunter Seat Equitation scholarship must be a NEHC member in good standing and have qualified for the Medal in the year of the final. Candidates must also be attending school as a high school senior or full-time college student.

Selection will be based on the ability and aptitude for pursuing education beyond the high school level, community service, leadership and achievement with horses; less on financial need. Previous applicants who were not awarded the scholarship may reapply. 

If in the opinion of the Scholarship Committee no applicant meets the standards as set by the Committee, the scholarship funds will be held within the NEHC scholarship account. NEHC furnishes the NEEC medal committee with a certificate to be awarded to the scholarship winner. Scholarship winners must present their transcript with a minimum 3.0 grade point average after a semester in post-secondary school to the administration office to receive the payment. The scholarship will expire in five years unless a letter of intent is received by the NEHC office.  

Application deadline is October 1.


New England Horsemen’s Council also offers the Marilyn Child’s $1000 Scholarship which is open to all NEHC members. For more information visit NEHC’s website or contact Camille Pepin at