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The primary objective of Horse Bowl contests is to provide an opportunity for youth enrolled in 4-H horse projects to demonstrate their knowledge of equine related subject matter in a competitive setting where attitudes of friendliness and fairness prevail. It is also hoped that these contests will provide an educational experience for both participants and spectators.

Youth with an interest and knowledge in horses won’t want to miss a chance to enter the regional Horse Bowl Contest. Registration deadline is close, so contact the office if you’re interested. Junior teams include 4-H members age 8 to 13. Senior teams are 14 and older as of Jan. 1, 2017. Qualifying teams and individuals will advance to the State contests to be held April 30 in Champaign.

The Horse Bowl is similar to academic scholastic bowls except all the questions relate to horses! Participants do not need to have horses or be enrolled in the horse project to participate.

SOUTHERN REGIONAL HORSE BOWL & HIPPOLOGY

March 25 @ SIU-C College of Agricultural Sciences Building, 1205 Lincoln Drive, Carbondale. Check in @ 8 AM. Hippology begins @ 8:45 AM. Horse Bowl to follow at the conclusion of Hippology. Contact Liz Miller @ lizmill@illinois.edu  for details.

NORTHEAST REGIONAL HORSE BOWL & HIPPOLOGY

March 25 @Emily G. Johns Intermediate School, 430 Mitchell Drive, Plano, just off route 34. Check in @ 8 AM. Contest begins @ 9 AM. Contact Deanna Roby roby@illinois.edu @ or Kim Eisnaugle @ keisnaug@illinois.edu  for details.

NORTHWEST REGIONAL HORSE BOWL & HIPPOLOGY

March 25 @ WIU Riverfront Campus, 3300 River Drive, Moline. Registration begins about 8:15 AM. No refreshments are available onsite, but close to the facility. Contact Cheryl Geitner @ cgeitner@illinois.edu

CENTRAL REGIONAL HORSE BOWL & HIPPOLOGY

April 1 @ First Church of the Nazarene; 1000 US 40, Casey.  Contact Jesse Crews @ jcrews@illinois.edu .

Eligibility

Open to youth who were 8 to 18 years of age on September 1, 2016. Winners advance from regional competition to the state contest. Junior division: (8 to 13), Senior division: (14 to 18)

Required Document

Contact for More Information:

Extension Equine Specialist
Debra Hagstrom
Extension 4-H Animal Science Specialist
Dan Jennings
Photo of Horse

Event Information

Apr 30, 2017
Champaign
Illinois

Registration Deadline:

February 10, 2017