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Southern New England Horsemen’s Association Provides 2013 Show Season Details Submitted by Cynthia Anne Bowen

The Southern New England Horsemen’s Association (SNEHA) has implemented two rule changes for 2013. Membership requirements will no longer include a birth certificate for junior members. If there is a question of age, then a birth certificate must be shown. The second rule change is that members must show in four shows instead of three to be eligible for yearend awards.

Here are our show dates for 2013. •April 21 – Falls Creek Farm, Oneco, CT, with judge, Kelli Wainscott •May 5 – Falls Creek Farm, Oneco, CT, with judge, Jeremy Minitz •June 16 – Woodstock Fairgrounds, Woodstock, CT, with judge, Karol Bennett •June 30 – Falls Creek Farm, Oneco, CT, with judge, Natalie McGowan •July 28 – Woodstock Fairgrounds, Woodstock, CT, with judge, Ed Golembeski •August 18 – Colchester Lions Club, Hebron Fair Grounds, Hebron, CT, with judge, JoAnn Hamson •September 15 – Woodstock Fairgrounds, Woodstock, CT, with

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continued from page 87 of the USEF National Horse Show at Madison Square Garden, a position he held for over 40 years.

Permanent Home at the Steeplechase Course In 1969, the show moved to the expansive Norfolk Hunt Steeplechase Course in Medfield, MA, a 60-acre open area that was acquired in 1927 for the Norfolk Hunt Club, initially for hound training and steeplechase races. The show—renamed the Norfolk Hunt Horse Show—has been held in this location continuously for the last 44 years. Over the years, well-known equestrians have competed at the event 88

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judge, Melissa Proulx We will have the same class list, but we have reversed the class schedule as usual. Divisions that ran in the morning in 2012 will be in the afternoon and vice versa. All in-hand classes and the Leadline and Miniature Horse divisions will still be in the morning. We will retain the high point horse award but not at individual shows. High point will be awarded only at our year-end awards banquet. Points from the six club shows will be tallied, and the member with the highest number accumulated during the season will receive the award. We are eliminating the SNEHA Therapeutic Horsemanship class due to lack of entries in 2012. Our 2013 class schedule includes the following in-hand classes: Model Horse, Miniature Halter In-Hand, Registered Color Halter, Registered Quarter Horse Halter, Adult Open Fitting & Showing, and Junior Open Fitting & Showing. After the in-hand classes will be Miniature Hunter In-Hand, followed by the Leadline division (seven years and under), consisting of Equitation, Pleasure, and Trail. Miniature Trail In-Hand will complete that division. The morning divisions following

including: Olympian Jim Powers (Munich 1972); Louisa Lenehan; Olympian Dottie Morkis (Montreal, 1976 – Bronze Medal Dressage); Sue Ashe; Brian Flynn; Frank Madden; Bill Cooney; Olympic Gold Medalist (Athens 2004) and Maclay National Championship Finalist (Madison Square Garden 1982) Peter Wylde; Norman Hall; and Olympic Gold and Silver Medalist Karen Stives (Los Angeles 1984). NHHS attracts competitors of all ages and abilities, from many local and regional stables, and from throughout New England. Competitors, spectators, and volunteers alike value the friendly, family-oriented setting. The show has also served a crucial role in preserving thousands of acres of open-space and hundreds of miles of trails, thus

Miniature Trail are: Beginner Walk/ Trot (5-11 years), Green Horse, Adult Western, Open Adult Walk/Trot (18 years and over), Pre-Junior (14 years and under), and Open Western. Classes in these divisions are: Horsemanship/ Equitation, Pleasure and Open Discipline On The Rail, except for Green Horse that had Pleasure Walk/ Trot and Pleasure Walk/Trot/Canter, and Open Discipline On The Rail that is Walk/Trot only. Afternoon individual classes will be: SNEHA Open Pleasure, SNEHA Open Walk/Trot Pleasure (open to Walk/Trot riders only), SNEHA Team Classic Pleasure, and the Midge O’Neil Perpetual Junior English Equitation Classic. Afternoon divisions are: Saddle Seat, Adult English, Open Junior (17 years and under), Hunt Seat, and Walk/Trot Junior Open (12-17 years). The Open Junior divisions and the adult English division classes are Equitation/ Horsemanship, Pleasure, and Open Discipline On The Rail. Saddle seat classes are Equitation, Pleasure, and Road Hack. Hunt seat classes are Equitation, Pleasure, and Bridle Path Hank. Remember, you can add a subscription to the Equine Journal to your membership for a reasonable rate. Please keep saving Nutrena® tags for us. This has been a real moneymaker for the club. For more information on the Southern New England Horsemen’s Association, visit our website,

sustaining the rural and natural environment of the surrounding community.

NHHS Today Following tradition, the 103rd annual NHHS show will be held on Memorial Day weekend, May 25-26, 2013. Over 100 classes—hunter, jumper, short-stirrup, leadline and equitation—offer opportunities for riders and horses. Ribbons, prize monies, perpetual trophies, and candy goodie bags for juniors will be awarded throughout the weekend. The Norfolk Hunt Club welcomes riders, trainers, families, sponsors, vendors, and spectators to participate in this traditional event, now designated a USEF Heritage Competition. For information, contact Catherine Kennedy, co-chair, at 617-817-2702 or visit

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