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Programs and Areas of Interest

4-H Record Books

Record Books and Age Categories:

Project Record Book 9-10 & 11-12

Project Record Book Score Sheet 9-10 & 11-12

Project Record Book 13-15 & 16-18

Project Record Book Score Sheet 13-15 and 16-18

Record Book Timeline:

All Year – Update Record Books
Early November – 4-H Record Book Workshop
Late January – Record Books Due to County Office

4-H Horse Program:

HORSE PROGRAM RULEBOOK


Horse Bowl

This is a quiz bowl for teams of 4-5 members. Youth may compete as teams of Juniors (ages 9-13), Seniors (ages 14-18), or Mixed teams (no more than 2 Seniors seated on a team). Teams compete at the District level and must qualify to compete at the State level. For more information please see the State 4-H Horse Bowl Site

Horse Bowl Timeline:

November – work on questions to be submitted
Late December – Questions due to the State 4-H Horse Program
Early January – Team Registration due to District
Late January – District Horse Bowl Competition
         2020 Date is January 25
Early March – State Horse Bowl Competition
2020 Date is March 7

Hippology

This is a test of horse knowledge for youth who may compete as teams or as individuals. All members of the team will be given an individual score in addition to the team score. There are two parts to the Hippology Test – the first day, which is the identification and test part, and the second day, which is a horse judging component. There is no District Competition, youth go directly to the State Level. For more information, please see the State 4-H Hippology Site.

Hippology Timeline:

Early February – Submit State Registration
Early March – State Competition
2020 Date is March 7 for Test Component
2020 Date is April 18 for Judging Component

Horse Judging

This is a competition for youth ages 9-18 where competitors look at horse conformation and movement in multiple disciplines. Youth may compete as teams (Junior or Senior) or as individuals. There is no District level, youth go directly to the State Contest. For more information, please go to the State 4-H Horse Judging Site.

Horse Judging Timeline:

Early April – Submit State Registration
2020 Due Date is April 1 for Judging
Mid-April – State Competition
2020 Date is April 18 for Judging

Presentations & Public Speaking

This is a program for youth ages 5-18 where they may compete as individuals or as members of a two-person team (presentation only) to present on a horse topic. Age categories are 9-10, 11-13, and 14-18. Youth must compete at the County Activity Day to participate at the District Level (NOTE: this is not a direct competition so youth do not have to win anything, merely give their presentations). Youth must qualify at the District level in order to compete at the State level. Some categories have National Competitions for State winners who are Seniors. Ask your 4-H Agent for more information if you are interested in competing in one of these Categories. Please see the State 4-H Horse Presentation Site for more information. If you would like to do a presentation that is not in the Horse Category, please see the State 4-H Presentation Competition Site for more information. To sign up for a presentation, please email your 4-H Agent, Ashley Brooks.

Presentation Timeline:

April – Sign up for 4-H Presentations
2020 Due Date is April 1
May – County Activity Day
2020 Date is TBD
June – District Activity Day
2020 Date is June 26
July – State Presentation Finals
2020 Date is July 18
August – Southern Regional 4-H Horse Competition (SR Horse Presentations who qualify ONLY)
2020 Date is TBD
October – Quarter Horse Congress Competition (SR Horse Presentations who qualify ONLY)
2020 Date is TBD
November – Eastern 4-H Nationals in Kentucky (SR Horse Presentations who qualify ONLY)
2020 Date is TBD

East Regional 4-h Horse Show

The ER 4-H Horse show is for the Northeast and Southeast Districts, along with other 4-Hers across the state who would like to participate. This is a Qualifying Show for the North Carolina State 4-H Horse Show and it offers the following divisions: Hunt Seat, Saddle Seat, Non-Trotting, Western, Ranch, and Gaming. For more information, please see the SED 4-H Horse Page.

Horse Show Timeline:

Early-April – Submit Registration
2020 Due Date is TBD
May – Horse Show Competition
2020 Date is May 1-3
July – State 4-H Horse Show Competition (for those who qualify in their division(s) only)
2020 Date is July 8-12
August – Southern Regional Horse Competition (for those who qualify in their division(s) only)
2020 Date is TBD

Horse Artistic Expressions Contest

This is a collection of contests for youth to be creative about horses without having to own one. The contest is for youth ages 9-18 and has a wide variety of categories including Crafts, Drawing, Painting, Poster, Photography, Sewing, and Creative Writing. See the link for 4-H Horse Artistic Expression and Creative Writing for more information on each contest, including rules.

Horse Artistic Expressions Timeline:

May – Submit Registration and Creative Writing Entries
2020 Due Date is May 1
July – Bring Entries to State Horse Show for Judging (except previously submitted writing entries)
2020 Date is July 8-12