4-H Horse Education Contests
California 4-H Horse Education Contest
Horse Judging, Hippology, and Public Speaking
Fresno Ag Pavillion
Saturday, April 27, 2019
8:00 am to 8:00 pm
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, 2019. 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 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.
Online registration closes April 19, 2019 at 3pm - Credit Card or Check
Team members may register individually or as a team
This form is for coaches/leaders declaring team, please use separate form for each team
Events Rules and Information
Demonstrations & Public Speaking: $20.00 individual or $40.00 team
Hippology and Horse Judging: $20.00 individual ($60.00 per 3-member team or $80.00 per 4-member team)
**Horse Bowl will be at CA 4-H Horse Classic**
All participants must fill out a medical authorization form and waiver of liability and mail them to the State 4-H office by Monday, April 22 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