4-H Horse Education Contests
California 4-H Horse Education Contest
Horse Judging, Hippology, Horse Bowl, and Public Speaking
5/27/20 This event will be held virtually. Date and other information will be announced soon.
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 four contests: Hippology, Horse Judging, Horse Bowl and Public Speaking. These contests are the CA qualifier for the Western National Roundup National Competition.
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, 2020. View the results from the Jan. 2017 Western National Roundup.
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 Horse Bowl contest provides an opportunity for youth enrolled in 4-H horse projects to demonstrate their knowledge of equine-related subject matter in a competitive setting where attitudes of friendliness and fairness prevail. These contests will provide an educational experience for both participants and spectators.
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.
Want to be a part of the 2019-2020 Equine Planning Committee?
2019-2020 Equine Educational National Teams
2019 Education Contests Results
Events Rules and Information
All participants must fill out a medical authorization form and waiver of liability and mail them to the State 4-H office by TBD or scan and email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attn: Jessica Bautista
2801 Second St.
Davis, CA 95618
Sponsor our CA 4-H National Teams
4-H Equine Community Educations Specialist 2
email@example.com or 530-260-3277