2017 NEHCA Spring Show & Gathering

May 4th - 7th, 2017
in conjunction with 
The Big East Youth & Jackpot Cattle Show

Photo by Kat Desmarais
Schedule of Events

   NEHCA will host its annual Show and Gathering May 4th-7th to promote our breed and enjoy the camaraderie such gatherings bring. Once again the event will be held at the Eastern States Exposition, in the Mallary Arena, 1305 Memorial Ave., West Springfield, Massachusetts 01089, in conjunction with the Big East Show, through which all junior events will be run.     

   
ALL ENTRIES AND RESERVATIONS ARE DUE APRIL 1ST!

Thursday – May 4th
Noon: Arrivals

Friday – May 5th
Arrivals (Cattle in Place by Noon)
Throughout the Morning - Paperwork Review/Receipt of Show Numbers for Saturday’s Open Show
1pm     Youth Showmanship Competition*
2pm    All Breeds Sale Cattle on Display*
3pm      Board of Directors Meeting (Board Members Only, location TBD)
4:30pm (Tenative) Adult Showmanship Class (Good Clean Fun!)
6pm     Pizza Party*
7pm    All Breeds Sale*

Saturday –  May 6th
Show Times to be Determined      
        NEHCA Open Show at the North Mallary Arena 
        Youth Heifer Show*
6pm     Social/Cocktails (cash bar) and Silent Auction at the Holiday Inn Enfield, CT. Banquet to follow immediately after.
(Banquet is $32 for adults and $21.50 for children 12yrs and under, please reserve your spot by completing reservation form and submitting payment before April 1st. )

Sunday – May 7th
Day of Departure – safe travels!

*All events marked with an asterisk (*) are in conjunction with the Big East Youth and Jackpot Show*

JUNIORS:  NEHCA is not having individual Junior events, all Junior events are being held with the Big East Youth and Jackpot Show. You can find more information on the Big East's website here . For questions, please contact Youth Director Laura McDowell-May for more information (508)-385-3034.

LODGING: Arrangements have been made at the Holiday Inn Enfield, CT (860-741-2211). Room Rate is $105.00 plus taxes/fees.  Reservations must be made with the hotel by April 1st to get this rate. Be sure to mention NEHCA.

CAMPERs/RVs: There are electric and water hookups adjacent to the rear of the Mallary complex. **There is a $15 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 Greg Markwell, 802-457-2643. Greg 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!
    
REQUIREMENTS AND RESERVATIONS
All entries, reservations, and payments are due April 1st. 
Completed forms can be scanned and emailed to info@nehighlandcattle.org
or mailed with payment to NEHCA c/o Erin Spring
8902 Stowell Road Lindley, NY 14858
Click here to make payments online with a debit or credit card.
Entry Fees are $35.00 per animal.
SHOW RULES & ENTRY FORMS
Signed Agreement & Completed Entry Forms Due 4/1/17
BANQUET RESERVATIONS
Completed Form & Payment Due 4/1/17

SPONSORSHIP FORM
Completed Form & Payment Due 4/1/17

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