1. To provide youth with the opportunity to blend the knowledge and skills acquired in horse judging, horse bowl, demonstrations and public speaking, showing and practical horse experience into one activity.
2. To encourage youth to continue expanding their understanding, knowledge and participation in equine science.
3. To recognize youth for their total involvement in and comprehensive knowledge of the horse industry.
4. To teach good sportsmanship through a friendly and competitive environment.
Contestants and Eligibility:
1. Any Delaware 4-H member is eligible. Participants must be a currently enrolled members of a Delaware
4-H club and should have some familiarity with working around horses.
2. Age is calculated as of January 1, 2022
3. Divisions: Cloverbud- Ages 5-7 - Participation only- Cloverbuds will receive an equine activity packet in the
mail to complete. The packet does not need to be returned.
Beginner- Ages 8-10
Intermediate- Ages 11-13
Senior- Ages 14-19
Contest Rules and Regulations:
- This is an individual and team competition for 2021.
- There is no entry fee for 2021.
- Any team whose members come from two age groups must compete in the older group.
- All contestants are expected to do their own work with no outside assistance (no help from members, leaders, parents, resources or internet searches).
- All individual and team contestants must pre-register online via IDLoom Registration is open from November 17 to December 17, 2021. Entries will not be accepted during the contest. If you have registered for the State 4-H Hippology Contest, you will receive an email confirmation prior to the start of the contest.
- The link to the virtual contest will be distributed via the email address provided at registration. Please be sure to register using a valid email address that is checked regularly. If you have difficulty accessing the internet for the contest, please notify Susan Garey firstname.lastname@example.org so that alternate arrangements can be made.
- The virtual contest will be open between December 21- January 1 and must be completed in a single sitting. Participants will not be permitted to return to questions and may only complete the contest once.
- Reference material - please refer to the Study Guide provided at the end of this document for this contest. All reference material is the same as used for the Horse Bowl and Hippology contests in previous years.
This program is brought to you by the University of Delaware Cooperative Extension, a service of the UD College of Agriculture and Natural Resources—a land-grant institution.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider. If you have special needs or concerns that need to be accommodated, please contact the office two weeks prior to the event.