Welcome to the Massachusetts Horsemen's  Council

Welcome to a community of people just like you. The Massachusetts Horsemen's Council (MHC) is comprised of horse lovers of all breed and disciplines with a focus on Hunter/Jumper, Equitation and Pleasure styles of riding. Whether you are interested in the MA show circuit, the MHC Finals, our higher education scholarships, marketing & communication internships, or our year-end banquet we are here to support and guide you every step of the way.
 MHC membership extends beyond the finals.

2020 MHC Days of Champions Updates

MHC Adult Mini-Medal Sponsor Needed for 2020

The MHC Days of Champions is looking for a sponsor for the New MHC Adult Mini-Medal Final for 2020. All inquiries please submit to Felicia Knowles at [email protected]

Qualifying Criteria

As of 8/2/20 the qualifying criteria for the finals is still the same with riders needing 10 points to qualify. Points are as follows:

1st - 10, 2nd - 6, 3rd - 4, 4th -2, 5th - 1

MHC Updates on COVID-19

2020 MHC Days of Champions Update - Medals offered in all New England States

June 26th, 2020

The Massachusetts Horsemen's Council will allow the 5 other New England States (Maine, NH, Vermont, CT, RI) to offer the MHC Medal Classes only at their horse shows for the remainder of the 2020 calendar year to qualify for the 2020 Days of Champions Finals.

In addition, the affiliation application to have the medal classes at horse shows been reduced from 45 days minimum to a 20 day minimum. Please submit your affiliation forms 20 days before your horse show date. Riders must be members for the points to count.

An insurance certificate with MHC on the horse show insurance must be sent to Paulajean O'Neil at [email protected]

Application and check must be sent to Sally Hill 20 days before the show and also an insurance policy naming MHC to Paulajean. NO EXCEPTIONS.

2020 MHC Days of Champions Update

June 15th, 2020

Dear MHC Members, 

The Board of Directors is actively watching the COVID-19 situation in the state of Massachusetts. As of 6/15/20 we are still hoping that the 2020 Days of Champions Finals will happen as expected from September 24th - 27th including running the new MHC Adult Mini-Medal Final. As of right now exhibitors will still need 10 points to qualify for the finals. 

Petition to Resume Horse Shows in Massachusetts

June 15th, 2020

Dear Members, 

We would like to encourage you to sign the petition below to allow horse shows (of all disciplines) to be allowed in the state of Massachusetts as part of phase 2/3 (July). We encourage our members, parents, spectators, etc. to sign this petition

It took 40,000 signatures for the golf community to have courses reopened. Right now we are just over 3,000 signatures.

Thank you for your consideration,

The MHC Board of Directors


COVID-19 March Announcement 

March 24, 2020

Massachusetts Horsemen’s Council Members

Dear Members,

Effective immediately, as the status of the COVID -19 pandemic broadens, the Massachusetts Horsemen’s Council (MHC) has chosen to follow suit with United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) and New England Horsemen’s Council (NEHC) and ask that our members and affiliates postpone any horse shows until further notice. Any horse shows held during this time will not be recognized by MHC and points will not be counted.

We will evaluate the level of the pandemic and how it effects our members and horse showing regularly. Please look for updates posted to the MHC website (www.mahorsecouncil.com) and social media outlets.

We suggest, per Gov. Charlie Baker’s recommendations, to follow social distancing and non-participation in group gatherings greater than 10 people.

This pause to the Massachusetts spring horse show season may be inconvenient, however it is more important for us all to remember to be safe and to be responsible.

Thank you to our members for your continued support especially, through these times of uncertainty.

Stay well and be safe,

Joan Travers, President

Massachusetts Horsemen’s Council

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MHC Banquet Scheduled for March 2nd, 2019 at the Hilton Double Tree Hotel in Milford, MA



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