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 that have participated in their County 4-H Hippology Contest and/or county preparation events. Hippology is a four-phase contest: a judging phase, an examination phase, a stations phase, and a judging phase. Seniors contestants judge in hand or halter classes and performance (riding/driving) classes.  Juniors and Intermediates judge a class based on photos/slides.  You do not need to have a horse to get involved in hippology!  For more information on how to get involved in your local county 4-H horse program (or other county 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 Northeast Regional 4-H Horse Contest or the Eastern National 4-H Horse Round Up, click their links.  

Forms, Paperwork, and Policies

NH 4-H Hippology Entry Form and Rules [POSTPONED} new date and location to be determined

Horse Judging Resources

Connecticut 4-H Horse Judging Guide
Oklahoma State 4-H Horse Judging Guide
University of Arkansas Halter Judging
University of Kentucky Horse Judging Manual

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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