NEHC Junior Leadership Mission Statement

The NEHC Junior Committee strives to lead and educate the junior New England equestrian community in the field of horsemanship. We believe that in order to truly benefit the world of horses, the youth must give back through community service. We are the voice of the equestrian youth in order to coalesce as a positive and valuable influence.

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NEHC Junior Committee Job Description

The New England Horseman's Council (NEHC) is proud to announce a new leadership opportunity for rising and currently enrolled high-school sophomores, juniors and seniors for 2016 across all disciplines. The NEHC Junior Committee strives to lead and educate the junior New England equestrian community in the field of horsemanship. We believe that in order to truly benefit the world of horses, the youth must give back through community service. We are the voice of the equestrian youth in order to coalesce as a positive and valuable influence.


Potential Activities and Responsibilities Include but are not limited to:

• Engaging in research across multiple disciplines for help the NEHC board understand what NEHC means to our youth and how we can improve as an organization.

• Use your creativity to understand how the NEHC can attract more youth members therefore applying learnings from your research.

• Running the NEHC Horseless Horse Show Event and potentially expanding the number of horseless horse shows we do.

• Holding leadership positions on the board including Marketing, Social Media, PR, Finance, and Operations.

• Leading the NEHC Booth at the Equine Affair. This includes coming up with ideas for our display, interaction opportunities as well as managing the operations, marketing, etc., for the equine affair.


The ideal candidate will bring the following:

• Dependable and reliable as this is a leadership opportunity.

• The ability to work with well others as this is a very cross-functional team.

• Is easy to contact and work with as most of our work is done via email.

• Strategic creative skills as we will need to solve problems, implement events, etc.

• You do not need to own a horse but you must be an active rider.

• You do not need a car as no travel will be needed. All meetings will be had over Skype.

• You do not need to be an NEHC member to apply (as some may not need to be per their showing) but if you are selected you are expected to join NEHC as you will be representing the organization. It is a $25 membership fee for the year and membership forms can be found on www.NEHC.info.


In return the NEHC will provide:

• Leadership opportunities for equestrian junior riders for college applications.

• Community service opportunities that are fun, enjoyable and give back to our community.

• Leadership responsibilities at the Equine Affair.

• A chance to act entrepreneurially by bringing new ideas to the table and implementing them.

• An end of the year party to celebrate the accomplishments of the Junior Committee.


We look forward to this upcoming year and the possibilities that this leadership committee can bring to the table for youth riders in New England.  

Meet the Directors of the Junior Leaderership Committee


Tamara Johnston

CTO

Tamara is the Owner and Manager of Maplewood Farm located in Berlin, MA teaching and coaching the Maplewood Show Teams. 


She utilizes her considerable knowledge from her many years of showing and training with some of the countries top professionals to help educate her students.


Tamara is a Board Member of the Massachusetts Horsemen's Council (MHC) and the New England Horsemen's Council (NEHC) delegate. 


She also is a certified IEA Zone 1 Steward .



Carolyn Lavin

CEO

Carolyn Lavin is the current Chair of the Junior Leadership Committee. She holds a degree from Babson College with a major in Business and Marketing Strategy.


 As a junior Carolyn rode with Linda Langmeier and Jo Holdredge of Kelianda Farm focused on the big equitation.  She stayed in the Wellesley, Ma area after graduating from college. Carolyn now rides as an amateur with Mitch and Kathy Steege of Red Acre farm.


In addition she sits on both the Massachusetts Horsemen's Council (MHC) and New England Horsemen's Council (NEHC) Board of Directors. Her primary focus is in developing programs that provide leadership opportunities for the Junior and young Amateur riders of New England.

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