NEECA News -- MAY, 2022
PREVIEW NEECA'S 2022 CALENDAR OF EVENTS. CLICK ON EACH UNDERLINED EVENT FOR DETAILS.

We've got three fun events happening at NEECA in the next couple of weeks. Please plan to join us! More information available on our website at www.neeca.org.
Saturday, May 14th
Sunday, May 15th
May 21st & 22nd
VOLUNTEERS ARE THE BACKBONE OF NEECA'S SUCCESS!

We'd like to introduce you to another hard working, dedicated NEECA volunteer. Monte Roberts, from New Salem, assumed the responsibilities of "NEECAWear" coordinator a number of years ago, and has been doing a bang up job of it ever since.
Monte can be found at most NEECA events throughout the season behind her table filled with a variety of NEECA t-shirts, sweatshirts, mugs and hats. She keeps track of the inventory and packs it to and from all of our events. Her warmth, dedication and enthusiasm make her a perfect representative of NEECA tries to be all about.
Thank you for all you do Monte!
Riding at NEECA...
The NEECA Arena is looking GOOD this year! The Board approved the rental of a RockHound to remove the rocks from main arena, and it worked great.

Did you know NEECA members are able to rent the arena for $5.00/90 minute session? If you would like to schedule a time, please contact Terry at terrylupien360@gmail.com.

Members are allowed to use the trails, round pen and Confidence Course anytime. We require a signed liability waiver before riding at NEECA, and ask that you always close the gate when you leave, unless there is an event taking place. Please note, for security reasons the NEECA front gate is usually closed, but NEVER locked.

For your convenience, you can submit a Liability Waiver form online at: https://www.neeca.org/liability-release-form
DEADLINE FOR CALENDAR PIC SUBMISSIONS IS MAY 25TH
We will be posting all the entries in one FaceBook post through the end of June. Picture with the most "LIKES" will be the winner and featured in the NEECA 2023 Calendar!
Email your photo to carolinemansfield01@gmail.com

Photos should be hi resolution, landscape orientation, no two legged critters in the pic, just cute equines.
SUPPORT THE BUSINESSES THAT SUPPORT NEECA WHENEVER YOU CAN!
Interested in listing your business? Sign up and payment can conveniently be done online at neeca.org, follow link from home page.
A NEECA membership is only $25/year, and comes with all the great benefits listed below. But, more importantly, it is your introduction into a community of caring, dedicated horse owners who are committed to creating something very special and unique. Your membership fee goes towards the continued development of NEECA.
Want to join NEECA, or renew your membership?
Here's How!
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About NEECA Membership Benefits.......

The following businesses and professionals support NEECA by offering special discounts to our members (current NEECA membership card most be shown to receive discounts):

MassHorse Magazine (free online subscription)
Hardwick Farmers Co-op (3% Off All Purchases, add'l 7% off on special Members Sale Days)
 
Horseback & Body Massage ($10 off, 413-320-7690 )
 
Family Pet Vet Service ($15 off annual exam, 978-249-4626)
Déjà vu Women's Consignments (10 % off, Main Street, Athol)
Orange Tractor Supply (10% off all HORSE supplies)
Mending Fences Animal Wellness (Discount off Massage + MagnaWave Treatment for your horse. $180 value, only $155 for NEECA members, 508-864-9840 )
Premium Home Inspection LI LLC ($25 off inspection, 413-378-8202)

White Pickets Studio (10% off, Petersham, MA)

Plus NEECA members receive special rates on certain NEECA sponsored events throughout the year.
Support NEECA When You Shop!
AmazonSmile is a program that donates 0.5% of your eligible purchases on Amazon to a charity of your choice. All you need to do is start your shopping at smile.amazon.com. and choose New England Equestrian Center of Athol as your charity.
"The mission of NEECA is to preserve and protect land for equine interests while promoting good horsemanship and educating equestrians for the betterment of the horse now, and for the generations to follow."