New Hampshire 4-H Hippology Contest (virtual)

The 2021 New Hampshire 4-H Hippology Contest will be held virtually via emailed materials -- this is a state-level contest offered to New Hampshire 4-H youth. The 2021 contest materials will be emailed to registered participants on April 16th. Completed materials must be returned by April 23rd. Hippology is a four-phase contest: a problem solving phase, an examination phase, a stations phase, and a judging phase. 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 Manager.  The contact information for your county UNH Cooperative Extension office can be found by clicking here

The 2021 Senior New Hampshire 4-H Hippology Contest will serve as a selection event for seniors invited to practice for possible membership on the the New Hampshire 4-H Hippology or Quiz Bowl state teams.  Senior members with satisfactory scores will be offered further training to prepare for the Regional and National Contests in Hippology or Horse Quiz Bowl.  For more information on the Eastern National 4-H Horse Round Up, click the link.  

For practice materials, please see the 2020 Hippology UN-CONTEST Materials linked below: Each file contains the components for all ages; 

Additional resources and practice materials can be found here

Forms, Paperwork, and Policies

Enter via completing the online survey

Information and sources for each age group can be found here

There is no cost to enter. For persons with disabilities requiring special accommodations, contact Mary Davis at (603) 862-2188 or For further information on this contest, please contact your county 4-H staff or Mary Davis at (603) 862-2188 or

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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