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Youth Educational Contests

February 2021

University of Tennessee
Brehm Animal Science Building
Knoxville, Tennessee 37996

Directions

Comprehensive knowledge-based competition where teams of three to four youth complete an exam, stations, slides, and judging covering all aspects of the horse industry. The competition is divided into three divisions (Junior, Junior High, Senior) with age-appropriate information included in each division. Regional qualifying contests are held in January. The state competition is held in February with the winning senior level team representing Tennessee at the Eastern National 4-H Horse Roundup in November in Louisville, Kentucky.

Visit our 4-H Horse Resources page and click the Hippology tab for a comprehensive resource list to prepare for the competition.

February 2021

University of Tennessee
Brehm Animal Science Building
Knoxville, Tennessee 37996

Directions

Jeopardy-style competition where teams of three to four youth answer questions related to the horse industry. The competition is divided into three divisions (Junior, Junior High, Senior) with age-appropriate information included in each division. Regional qualifying contests are held in January. The state competition is held in February with the winning senior level team representing Tennessee at the Eastern National 4-H Horse Roundup in November in Louisville, Kentucky.

Visit our 4-H Horse Resources page and click the Horse Bowl tab for a comprehensive resource list to prepare for the competition.

2021 Date and location to be determined

Public speaking contests where youth compete in individual demonstration, team demonstration, and individual public speaking events using a topic from their horse project. The state competition is held in the spring with the senior level winners of the three events representing Tennessee at the Eastern National 4-H Horse Roundup in November in Louisville, Kentucky.

Visit our 4-H Horse Resources page and click the Communications tab for a comprehensive resource list to prepare for the competition.

Cancelled for 2020

Tennessee Miller Coliseum
304 W Thompson Lane
Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37129

Directions

Teams of three to four youth evaluate conformation, form to function, unsoundness’s, blemishes, performance, and other factors to distinguish desirable versus undesirable characteristics in horses, riders, and equine performance events. Then, contestants are asked to defend their reasoning and logic while delivering oral reasons sets.

Regional qualifying contests are held in May. The state competition is held in June at the state 4-H Horse Show with the winning senior level team representing Tennessee at the Eastern National 4-H Horse Roundup in November in Louisville, Kentucky.

Visit our 4-H Horse Resources page and click the Horse Judging tab for a comprehensive resource list to prepare for the competition.

The Tennessee 4-H Horse Judging Guide is available for purchase at the UTK Online Shopping Mall for $15.00.

Contact your county Extension agent to find out how you can become involved with the Tennessee 4-H Horse Program.