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 @ firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com @ or Kim Eisnaugle @ firstname.lastname@example.org 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 @ email@example.com
CENTRAL REGIONAL HORSE BOWL & HIPPOLOGY
April 1 @ First Church of the Nazarene; 1000 US 40, Casey. Contact Jesse Crews @ firstname.lastname@example.org .