New Hampshire 4-H Hippology Contest
The New Hampshire 4-H Hippology Contest is a state-level contest offered to New Hampshire 4-H youth, ages 12 and up, that have participated in their County 4-H Hippology Contest and/or county preparation events. Hippology is a four-phase contest with the following phases: a judging phase, an examination phase, a stations phase, the first part is when contestants judge several in hand or halter classes and several performance (riding/driving) classes. The second part of the contest is either a knowledge base contest, when you take a 10 question quiz based on the classes you judged in the first part, or a communicatins based contest, when you present oral reasons on why you placed the horses you placed in the first part of the contest. You do not need to have a horse, or even know that much about horses, to get involved in horse judging! For more information on how to get involved in your local county 4-H horse judging program (or other county's programs), please contact your county UNH Cooperative Extension 4-H Program Coordinator. The contact information for your county UNH Cooperative Extension office can be found by clicking here.
The New Hampshire 4-H Hippology Contest serves as a selection event for the New Hampshire 4-H Hippology state team. The top eight senior individuals will be offered further training to prepare for the Regional and National Contests. For more information on this years New Hampshire 4-H Horse Judging state team check out the New Hampshire 4-H National Horse Team page. For more information on the New England Regional 4-H Horse Contest or the Eastern National 4-H Horse Round Up, click their links.
The 2016 New Hampshire 4-H Hippology Contest will be held on April 10th with the judging portion at High Knoll Equestrian Center, Rochester NH 9 am - 12 noon. The remainder of the contest will be held in Durham at UNH Barton and Cole Halls (Thompson School of Applied Science) on Mast Road.
Forms, Paperwork, and Policies
NH 4-H Hippology Entry Form and Rules
UNH Campus Map showing Barton/Cole Hall (near UNH Horse Barns and Greenhouses)
Contest Volunteer Resources
The New Hampshire 4-H Hippology Program is generously supported by the 4-H Foundation of New Hampshire.
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