NEHC Junior Committee

NEHC Junior Committee

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The New England Horseman's Council (NEHC) is proud to announce a new leadership opportunity for rising and currently enrolled high-school sophomores, juniors and seniors for 2016 across all disciplines. The NEHC Junior Committee will be a junior board of active equestrian teenagers whom are interested in leading and teaching horsemanship, educating young riders in New England about the opportunities of showing at a higher level including the New England Equitation Championships, NEHC Saddle Seat Medal, Hunt Seat Pleasure Equitation Medal, and Western Seat Medal. Leading the NEHC Booth at the Equine Affair and bringing new ideas and creativity to the organization on how we can better help our next generation of riders.

Potential Activities and Responsibilities Include but are not limited to:

  • • Helping define through your creativity and ideas what the NEHC means to the middle and high-school riders in New England and what NEHC can do to help support our youth.
  • • Finding and participating in community service opportunities to give back to the equestrian community in the New England area (including ideas like running a horseless horse show at your barn to raise money for equestrian charities. However these charities must be approved by the NEHC Board).
  • • Leading the NEHC Booth at the Equine Affair. This includes coming up with ideas for our display, interaction opportunities, managing the social media for the equine affair.
  • • Use your creativity to understand how the NEHC can attract more youth members and what a membership means to our middle and high-schoolers.

The ideal candidate will bring the following:

  • • Creativity on how to involve our youth in the education of the equestrian sport; i.e. do you organize an NEHC Junior Committee viewing party at the Massachusetts Horsemen’s Council (MHC) Days of Champions, New England Equitation Championship Finals, New England Pleasure Finals, etc., about how the advanced finals works across multiple disciplines? Do you lead an online tutorial of how to put a college riding video together? Do you lead community service opportunities for the youth to be involved in?)
  • • Dependable and reliable as this is a leadership opportunity.
  • • Members do not need a car as no travel will be needed. All meetings will be had over Skype.
  • • Building on the creativity that the Junior Committee stands for and promoting it at the Equine Affair.
  • • You do not need to own a horse but you must be an active rider.
  • • You do not need to be an NEHC member to apply (as some may not need to be per their showing) but if you are selected you are expected to join NEHC as you will be representing the organization. It is a $25 membership fee for the year and membership forms can be found on



In return the NEHC will provide:

  • • Leadership opportunities for equestrian junior riders for college applications.
  • • Community Service Opportunities
  • • Leadership responsibilities at the Equine Affair
  • • A chance to act entrepreneurially by bringing new ideas to the table and implementing them.
  • • An end of the year party to celebrate the accomplishments of the Junior Committee.

 We are looking for juniors across all disciplines and states in New England to participate in our junior committee.  All applicants can send an email to Carolyn Lavin ( outlining their resume as well as a short recommendation from a parent/trainer as to why you would be a good fit for our Leadership Program. Submissions are accepted on an on-going basis. Applications will be reviewed at the first of every month.

 We look forward to this upcoming year and the possibilities that this leadership committee can bring to the table for youth riders in New England.