Contra Costa 4-H Program
University of California
Contra Costa 4-H Program

4-H Horse Education Contests

Date: April 27, 2019

Time: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Contact: Shauna Bond,, 530.260.3277

Sponsor: 4-H Youth Development Program

Location: Fresno Ag Pavillion

Event Details

The California 4-H Equine Planning Committee will be hosting the 2019 California 4-H Horse Education Contest at Fresno Ag Pavillion. The California 4-H Horse Education Contests gives 4-H members an opportunity to compete at the state level in horse educational contests. 

About the 4-H Horse Education Contests

The California 4-H Horse Education Contest offers 4-H members the chance to showcase the culmination of their efforts put forth in their equine projects throughout the year. Members are able to showcase their equine knowledge in three contests: Hippology, Horse Judging, and Public Speaking. These contests are the CA qualifier for the Western National Roundup National Competition.

**Horse Bowl contest will take place at the CA 4-H Horse Classic**

The top senior individuals in the public speaking contests, and the top four individuals in Horse Judging, Hippology and Horse Bowl will have the opportunity to represent California at the Western National Roundup in Denver, Colorado on January 8-12, 2020.

Event Information


Hippology is an activity that can make learning fun for 4-H members, by letting them exhibit their knowledge and understanding of equine science and husbandry in a friendly but competitive setting

The Hippology Contest has four (4) different phases:
1. Examination Phase
2. Station Phase
3. Judging Phase
4. Team Problem

Horse Judging

The Horse Judging contest teaches youth how to evaluate horse‚Äôs conformation, breed character, and performance ideals based on knowledge and fact, make a decision, and defend it. 

Public Speaking

The public speaking contest is designed to help youth to practice their presentation skills using equine as the subject matter while expanding their equine knowledge and increasing their research and study techniques.

Events Rules and Information

Please click here for the 2019 Educational Contests Premium

Registration Information

Online registration closes April 19, 2019 at 3pm.


For more information

Please see our 4-H Horse Education Contest event page

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