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New 4-H Horse Program Opportunity ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS

2021 Program Dates

VIRTUAL HORSEBOWL CHALLENGE
March 13th

HIPPOLOGY CONTEST
March 27th

REGIONAL QUALIFYING HORSE SHOWS

EAST  l  April 30th – May 2nd  l  Williamston

WEST  l  May 1st – May 2nd  l  Arden NC
SOUTH  l  May 14th – May 16th  l  Williamston NC
NORTH  l  May 21st – May 23rd  l  Raleigh, NC


REGISTRATION INFORMATION and PACKETS

NASH COUNTY 4-H

2021 CONTRACT for Eligibility Card

2021 Virtual Horsebowl Challenge

Saturday, March 13th

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, and the inability of districts to host qualifying events, the 2021 NC 4-H Horsebowl Contest will not be held in person. However, we are pleased to announce that we will be offering a Virtual Horsebowl Challenge! The details for this event are outlined here. The Horse Bowl Contest is designed to offer an opportunity for youths interested in horses to display the knowledge they have gained in a competitive and friendly atmosphere. Additionally, it is designed to encourage youths and leaders to study and obtain a more thorough and complete knowledge of horses and related subject matter. Youths will gain confidence in their horse knowledge and be rewarded and recognized for their achievements. Local club, county, or inter-county competition is encouraged whenever feasible. Finally, the Horse Bowl Contest is designed to always provide an enjoyable educational experience for participants and spectators.

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, and the inability of districts to host qualifying events, the 2021 NC 4-H Horsebowl Contest will not be held in person. However, we are pleased to announce that we will be offering a Virtual Horsebowl Challenge on March 13th. The details for this event are outlined below.

Divisions:
  • Junior Rookie (youth ages 8-13 that have never competed in a Horsebowl Contest on the District or State level)
  • Junior (youth ages 8-13)
  • Senior Rookie (youth ages 14-18 that have never competed in a Horsebowl Contest on the District or State level)
  • Senior (youth ages 14-18 that have not competed in national-level horsebowl contests)

Read More about Horsebowl Challenge

2021 Hippology Contest

Saturday, March 27th

The 2021 NC State 4-H Hippology contests will be held on March 27th. Depending on COVID restrictions, this event may be held in person at NCSU. If restrictions are in place that prohibit an in-person event, the contest will be moved to an online format and will take place on this same day. For more information, you can find it on our website, or by following the link: Hippology Contest
Be sure to read the rule updates on the Hippology Contest page on the website. Stations have been added as a new category for 2021!

2021 Horse Judging Contest

Saturday, April 10th

The 2021 NC State 4-H Horse Judging Contest will be held April 10th. Depending on The Horse Judging Contest is designed to teach participants good conformation (structural correctness, balance, and muscling), breed character, and performance ideals in different breeds of horses. Additionally, the Horse Judging contest will teach participants how to evaluate horses based on knowledge and fact, make a decision, and defend it. The Contest will teach participants horsemanship terms that can be used in a logical, systematic way to defend placings and will help participants gain confidence in their ability and use of the English language by giving oral reasons to a judge while learning to speak clearly, decisively, and convincingly through the use of oral reasons. Depending on COVID restrictions, this event may be held in person at St. Andrews. If restrictions are in place that prohibit an in-person event, the contest will be moved to an online format and will take place on this same day. Contestants will give oral reasons via Zoom.

Read more about the Judging Contest

2021 Horse Eligibility Card Procedure

Blank eligibility cards will no longer be available. Please follow the below steps to request an eligibility card for any 4-H’er wishing to show a project animal at the NC 4-H State Horse Show.

Any 4-H’er (or parent) wishing to exhibit a project animal at the NC 4-H State Horse Show must submit an Eligibility Card Request Form. This is a form to be completed online that will ask for the same information that is generally on an eligibility card (horse and rider info, division, etc.) and will not require any signatures yet.

Youth need to be sure to have all paperwork (including eligibility cards) completed in time to meet entry deadlines for their selected qualifying show.  Read More about Eligibility Card Procedure

2021 NC 4-H Regional Qualifying Horse Shows

March 13th, March 27th

VIRTUAL HORSEBOWL CHALLENGE
March 13th

HIPPOLOGY CONTEST
March 27th

REGIONAL QUALIFYING HORSE SHOWS

EAST  l  April 30th – May 2nd  l  Williamston

WEST  l  May 1st – May 2nd  l  Arden NC
SOUTH  l  May 14th – May 16th  l  Williamston NC
NORTH  l  May 21st – May 23rd  l  Raleigh NC

The Horse Judging Contest is designed to teach participants good conformation (structural correctness, balance, and muscling), breed character, and performance ideals in different breeds of horses. Additionally, the Horse Judging contest will teach participants how to evaluate horses based on knowledge and fact, make a decision, and defend it. The Contest will teach participants horsemanship terms that can be used in a logical, systematic way to defend placings and will help participants gain confidence in their ability and use of the English language by giving oral reasons to a judge while learning to speak clearly, decisively, and convincingly through the use of oral reasons. Depending on COVID restrictions, this event may be held in person at St. Andrews. If restrictions are in place that prohibit an in-person event, the contest will be moved to an online format and will take place on this same day. Contestants will give oral reasons via Zoom.
Read More about Qualifying Horse Shows

2021 NC 4-H-Horse Program RULES and REGULATIONS

NC 4-H Horse Program JUDGING

NASH COUNTY 4-H 2021 CONTRACT for Eligibility Card

NORTH CAROLINA 4-H Horse Program ELIGIBILITY CARD Instructions

NC 4-H Horse Program WEBSITE

Written By

Sandy Hall, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionSandy HallCounty Extension Director and Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development Call Sandy Email Sandy N.C. Cooperative Extension, Nash County Center
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