Beth Hill Ross
NEER was started in '05 when I saw a need to network all the people interested in helping horses. I saw that rescues weren't talking to each other, and didn't have the time to solicit all that they needed from the many that are happy to help. I don't have the land to save them all, and my husband won't let me spend the retirement money. So instead, I started the NEER board and got my friends involved, it has grown into 700+ members since then, and we have done a great deal to help many horses, with the help of everybody that we can find.
I personally live in coastal RI, but the NEER peeps are all over New England, including those below, who are both the NEER core, and fosters for NEER. My place is not a 'facility', and I am not looking for any credit...I am very back yard, and just want to save horses.
Thanks to everybody who has helped, we have really made a difference... (:
Beth Hill Ross
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Richard Ross/VP & Jane Newcombe/Board Member
#1 Eville Minion /MA Director/NEER NORTH
Board Member/NEER NORTH
W. Newbury, MA
WNRDC since '97
Mary Martin has been around horses since she was a wee girl, she knows a LOT about horses, and her unassuming character gets her everywhere with people that would otherwise be disinterested in the cause. Mary started out being just a 'helper', but quickly became the invaluable other half of NEER, taking on the northeast corner of MA and southern NH, overseeing fosters, getting supplies donated, advertising, and getting the press involved...eventually leading to a dream come true for her... NEER NORTH. (:
Gold Star for Mary. Mary deserves a gold star for her efforts, and for all of the crap that she has to put up with... the abuse, the lies, all the physical labor that she should not have been doing, the constant driving around and around and around, the untruths that people perpetuate, the manipulations, and the chronic annoyance! This is not an easy job!! But she has done it ALL with a silly little smile on her face!! (:
Marilynn has been with NEER for several years, she is now fostering two of our horses and has helped to place several others.
Jill has been quarantining and fostering horses for NEER since '07. She has gone way above and beyond to help! She takes in 'unwanted' horses (ours, her own, and AC4H's), fixes them up, and then either helps us to place them or places them herself. Jill has provided us an invaluable service, and for that, she gets a big gold star!!! (Not as big as Mary's, but almost:)
Thank you Jill!
Jodie and Rowan Hanson
Fosters/W Newbury MA