4-H Horse Education Contests
Date: April 27, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Contact: Shauna Bond, firstname.lastname@example.org, 530.260.3277
Sponsor: 4-H Youth Development Program
Location: Fresno Ag Pavillion
About the 4-H Horse Education Contests
The California 4-H Horse Education Contest offers 4-H members the chance to showcase the culmination of their efforts put forth in their equine projects throughout the year. Members are able to showcase their equine knowledge in three contests: Hippology, Horse Judging, and Public Speaking. These contests are the CA qualifier for the Western National Roundup National Competition.
**Horse Bowl contest will take place at the CA 4-H Horse Classic**
The top senior individuals in the public speaking contests, and the top four individuals in Horse Judging, Hippology and Horse Bowl will have the opportunity to represent California at the Western National Roundup in Denver, Colorado on January 8-12, 2020.
Hippology is an activity that can make learning fun for 4-H members, by letting them exhibit their knowledge and understanding of equine science and husbandry in a friendly but competitive setting
The Hippology Contest has four (4) different phases:
1. Examination Phase
2. Station Phase
3. Judging Phase
4. Team Problem
The Horse Judging contest teaches youth how to evaluate horse’s conformation, breed character, and performance ideals based on knowledge and fact, make a decision, and defend it.
The public speaking contest is designed to help youth to practice their presentation skills using equine as the subject matter while expanding their equine knowledge and increasing their research and study techniques.
Events Rules and Information
Online registration closes April 19, 2019 at 3pm.
For more information
Please see our 4-H Horse Education Contest event page