2019 NEHCA Spring Show & Gathering

May 2rd- 5th, 2019
in conjunction with 
The Big East Youth & Jackpot Cattle Show

Photo by Kat Desmarais

  
2019  NEHCA Spring Show & Gathering Schedule of Events
 NEHCA will host its annual Show and Gathering  to promote our breed and enjoy the camaraderie such gatherings bring. Once again the event will be held at the Eastern States Exposition, this year in the Mallary Arena, 1305 Memorial Ave., West Springfield, Massachusetts 01089. This year again, it will be in conjunction with the Big East Youth and Jackpot Show through which all Junior Events will be run.  Deadline:  all entries and reservations are due by April 1st
 
***JUNIOR EVENTS ARE ALL BEING RUN THROUGH THE BIG EAST YOUTH PROGRAM***
NEHCA is not having individual Junior events, all Junior events are being held with the Big East Youth and Jackpot Show. Information will be available on the website, for questions please contact Youth Director Laura McDowell-May for more information 508-385-3034.
*All events marked with an asterisk (*) are in conjunction with the Big East Youth and Jackpot Show*

Thursday – May 2nd
 Noon: Arrivals
 
Friday – May 3rd
Arrivals (Cattle in Place by Noon)
Throughout the Morning - Paperwork Review/Receipt of Show Numbers for Saturday’s Open Show
1pm      Youth Showmanship Competition*
1pm      Board of Directors meeting
6pm      Pizza Party*
 
Saturday –  May 4th
Show Times to be Determined      
Time TBD   NEHCA Open Show at the North Mallary Arena 
Time TBD   Youth Heifer Show*
 
6pm         Social/Cocktails (cash bar) and Silent Auction at the LaQuinta Inn &Suites, Springfield , MA. Banquet to follow immediately after. (Banquet is $37 for adults and for children over 7 yrs of age.  Under 7 is free.  Please reserve your spot by April 1st by contacting the Sue LeClar)
    
 
Sunday – May 5th
Day of Departure – safe travels!
 
   
Lodging arrangements have been made at the La Quinta  Inn & Suites, Springfield, MA. Room Rate is $119.00 plus taxes/fees.  Reservations must be made with the hotel by April 1st to get this rate. Mention Highland Cattle (code 2037-GRNGSM).
CAMPERs/RVs– there are electric and water hookups adjacent to the rear of the Mallary complex. **There is a $20 fee for campers that must be paid at the gate upon entry.
    
 
SILENT AUCTION: Please donate something funny, beautiful, wonderful, ugly, interesting, or whatever you want as we depend on this on income, but mostly ‘cause it is so much fun! Please bring your donation with you to the social hour or a little before.
 
We are going all out to encourage owners who haven’t shown their cows before to give it a try. If you want or need help at the show, please contact Laura McDowell-May, (508) 776-7150. Laura has been in contact with a number of experienced Highland owners who have volunteered to help you at the show with anything from setting up your stall, to grooming and ring tips. We want you to have a great time, take the big leap and use this opportunity to get into the show ring – you will be glad you did!
 
If you have questions please contact us!
www.facebook.com/northeasthighlandcattleassociation
www.nehighlandcattle.org
 
** All information subject to change without notice - but we will do our best to avoid that!**
  

Address:
Eastern States Exposition
1305 Memorial Avenue 
West Springfield, Massachusetts 01089