2018 Press Releases

An ongoing series of informational entries

2018 MHC Days of Champions Dates Released

January 24th, 2018

The 2018 MHC Days of Champions will once again be held at the three county fairgrounds in Northampton, MA from September 28th - 30th, 2018. 

May 6th, 2018

The 2018 MHC Rule Book is now available for download. Click here to see the most recent and up to date version of the MHC Rule Book.

May 29th, 2018

The MHC Days of Champions Show Committee boasts an extraordinary panel of judges for the 2018 MHC Days of Champions. 


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Carolyn Lavin starts off the 2018 MHC Days of Champions with the win in the 18-30 Adult Medal.

October 1, 2018

1 CHARLESTON Z, CAROLYN C. LAVIN

2 FIFTH AVENUE, LINDSEY DAVITT

3 DIMACHO, ELYSSE RUSCHMEYER

4 CORMACK, KATELYN A. BILLINGTON

5 CARAT D`LOUVER, MARIEL A. SACCUCCI

6 BILLY GRAFFITTI, TAYLOR GOODRIDGE

7 SANTEUR, KELLY ANNE SIOK

8 CASSINO ROYALE, JILL PIESCO

9 IN THE PURSUIT, OLIVIA VAN DER MEER

10 FRESCO, SKYLAR DUNN

Melissa Welch Takes Top Honors in the 30+ Adult Medal at the 2018 MHC Days of Champions.

October 1, 2018

1 BLUE HIGHWAY, MELISSA B. WELCH

2 GALLIARD, NATALIE W. HARTLEY

3 ARAMIS, JANIS TARANTO

4 SANTANA, JENNIFER L. WALL

5 DALLAS, JESSICA ROBERTS

6 CHECKMATE, HEATHER PALMUCCI

7 UNKNOWN123, STEVEN VIOLIN

8 WILTORD D, MELISSA G. HAMLET

9 BETTY BRAEMORE, ALICIA M. BOYLAN

10 RAINDANCER, STEPHANIE TAYLOR

Sarah Hyde Runs Away with the Junior Medal Win at the 2018 MHC Days of Champions

October 1, 2018

1 CHARLESTON Z, SARAH E. HYDE

2 ST. ELMO`S FIRE, MORGAN BUDOVSKY

3 CAPRI DU BUISON Z, JOHN MC CABE

4 KENNEBEC, SYDNEY JASNY

5 INDIGO, KENYA SANDERS

6 CORNET`S FINALE, NICOLE H. PIETRO

7 COOL AID, EMILY HARTFORD

8 EXTRA BLUE, MEGHAN KELIHER

9 RAINDANCER, OLIVIA REISKIN

10 LA COSTA, SARAH A. WHITAKER 

Anna Leighton takes top honors in the MHC Mini-Medal Finals at the 2018 MHC Days of Champions

October 1, 2018

1 E-JAZZ, ANNA LEIGHTON

2 DOMINO, PIPPA SPINGLER

3 MTM BUGATTI, AMELIA ALLAIRE

4 ROSHAMBO, OLIVIA GANNETT

5 HC BELLINI, DANIELA CARVAJAL

6 CON ARENO, ABBY O`TOOLE

7 ZARAFA, PENELOPE BURNHAM

8 USA, HANNAH E. DEORSAY

9 CARICKAN SHORE, LAUREN CHANCE

10 POMEROL, ISABEL HUNT

October 1, 2018

Read the wrap up by Melody Taylor-Scott.

October 1, 2018

Please join us Saturday October 27th for our 13th annual Horses Helping Horses Fall Beach Ride to benefit the Equine and Farm Animal Center at the MSPCA Nevins Farm. We’re excited to again host this year’s event at the exclusive, beautiful Crane Beach in Ipswich! 

2017 Press Releases

An ongoing series of informational entries

March 10, 2017

Anna will be the MHC Photographer for our 2017 show season. Her schedule for the 2017 Horse Show season can be found on her website, linked above. Her focus will be on the MHC Medal Classes. If you are competing in those classes make sure to look out for Anna and say hi to her! The more people she meets the easier it is to share the photos with you!


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2016 Press Releases

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May 19th, 2016

The Massachusetts Horsemen’s Council is pleased to announce a new series of horse show coverage. In April, the Board of Directors introduced a marketing & communications internship program that marries the love of horse showing with business.

May 22nd, 2016

Kenya Sanders bested a field of eight on Saturday at the Fieldstone Spring Festival for the win in the MHC Junior Medal.


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June 23rd, 2016

Caroline Tinsley bested a field of eleven on Thursday at the Fieldstone Show Park aboard her pony, All That to take home the win in the MHC Mini-Medal.


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July 15th, 2016

The Massachusetts Horsemen's Council hires MA native, Olivia MacDonald owner and operator of OTM Photography for 2016 Social Media/Photography Internship.


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July 26th, 2016

Ellie Purinton secures a spot at the 2016 MHC Mini-Medal finals returning with her eye on the Mini-Medal Final title after placing 8th last year.


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Mackenzie Palmer rides to the top honors in the MHC Junior Medal at Head of the Bay week 1

July 28th, 2016

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July 28th, 2016

After taking six years off from riding, Leah Moniz came back into the ring to win the MHC Adult Medal at the Head of the Bay Horse Show under the guidance of Kathy Fletcher.


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August 4th, 2016

The Sambuca Memorial Scholarship, donated by April Renzella, is a new $500 scholarship for students working towards a veterinary degree. This scholarship is in memory of the her beloved horse, Sambuca.

August 27th, 2016

Ella Moxey is one to watch at the 2016 MHC Days of Champions Finals. She stepped up to the 3' for the first time and won at the bigger height all in the same day.


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September 19th, 2016

The MHC is excited to welcome three new Vendors, a free live stream and other perks to the MHC Days of Champions September 30 - October 2nd.


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September 22nd, 2016

As the MHC Days of Champions approaches, 150 junior riders are packing their equipment and jumping one last course before they walk into the MHC Junior Medal Finals on Saturday, September 1, 2016.


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October 1, 2016

The top six riders came back to execute a difficult test leading Emma to take the top honors in the Junior Medal Championship.


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