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Click on vest to go to
NEECA Store where you
can order a variety of
customized NEECA items.

Spring Spruce Up Day
Cancelled Due to Wet
Conditions at NEECA, please
check back for new date
We regretfully decided to postpone
our work day up at NEECA on April
18th because we were concerned
that the arena would be still too wet
and mushy because of the still
melting snow.

We hope to reschedule another work
day within the next month, please
check back for new date, and
PLEASE try to come up and help, if
only for a few hours!









If we could get 15 or 20 volunteers
up there for even 3 or 4 hours, it's
absolutely amazing how much we
can get accomplished.  So we are
calling on all our members to come
up and give a few hours of your time
that day.  I realize time is often a
precious commodity, but
volunteering a couple of hours to
help support NEECA could certainly
be considered time well-spent.  We
always seem to have the same core
group of 7 or 8 members show up,
but it's not fair to expect them to keep
doing all the work and we need the
other 170+ members who are
capable of helping out to show up
every now and then.
New NEECAWear Now Available!
Thanks to the artistic creativity of NEECA member Susie Feldman,
and the efforts of Sue Ellen Mowcomber to turn a great idea into
reality, we have some really lovely new options available for NEECA
t-shirts.  Susie was able to create a horse from "NEECA" and we
have incorporated her design onto some great looking shirts in a
variety of color combinations.  These shirts are available for sale at
most NEECA sponsored events, or email
brycarmansfield@aol.com if you would like to order one.  Design is
pictured to left.
If you have any interest in participating in any of the following new
programs being offered by NEECA, please contact Pam DiGregorio
at pamdeg2002@yahoo.com

Book/Magazine Lending Library
 
Many of us probably have some books on horses/riding/horse novels and magazines that
we are no longer using.  If you are willing to donate them, we can create a lending library for
adult and youth members!  

Youth/Adult Show Clothes Swap
 As we all know, show clothes are very expensive and kids outgrow them quickly!  If you have
show-quality clothes that are not old, in good condition, we would appreciate your donations!!!  
We're looking for English breeches and jodhpurs, paddock and tall boots, English and
Western riding pants, Western shirts and boots, chaps and vests (no riding helmets, please).  
Please make sure that the clothes are clean.  Once again, we will keep an updated inventory
on the NEECA site and you can contact Pam DeGregorio at
pamdeg2002@yahoo.com .  We
would appreciate a small ($5?) donation when you borrow the clothes and would appreciate if
you would return them clean within a week after the show.  We're hoping to make more use of
the attire and to save parents some money!  

Youth Involvement in NEECA
 We are interested in increasing the number of NEECA youth members and also in having
them become more active participants in our organization.  
FIRST GYMKHANA SCHEDULED FOR
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UNDAY, APRIL 26TH









NEECA Gymkhana organizer Frank Whitney is hard at work trying to make sure the NEECA
arena will be ready to go for our upcoming first gymkhana of the season.  Given the fact
that we had a fairly decent amount of snow on the ground just a few weeks ago, we
weren't too optimistic that the arena would be ready, but Frank is nothing if not
determined!  He's been up there dragging and grooming the ring in order to get it ready,
and right now he says it's looking pretty encouraging.


YEE HAW, THE GYMKHANA IS ON!!
SEE YOU ON SUNDAY, APRIL 26TH

please email Frank at freeway3289@gmail.com if you have any questions.
PLEASE NOTE THAT 2014 NEECA MEMBERSHIPS ARE EXPIRED AS OF
12/31/2014.  WE HOPE YOU CONTINUE TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT OF
NEECA BY RENEWING YOUR MEMBERSHIP.  WE'RE
VERY PLEASED TO
ANNOUNCE THAT THE NEW TRACTOR SUPPLY CO. IN ORANGE WILL BE
OFFERING 10% OFF ON HORSE SUPPLIES TO NEECA MEMBERS!  
VALID 2015 NEECA MEMBERSHIP CARD MUST BE PRESENTED AT TIME
OF PURCHASE TO RECEIVE DISCOUNT.