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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, 2018. Qualifying teams and individuals will advance to the State contests to be held April 22 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

April 14 at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Contact Elizabeth Miller, lizmill@illinois.edu, (618) 548-1446

NORTHEAST REGIONAL HORSE BOWL & HIPPOLOGY

March 17 at Marengo High School, 110 Franks Rd., Marengo. Contact Michele Aavang, maavang@illinois.edu (815) 338-3737

NORTHWEST REGIONAL HORSE BOWL & HIPPOLOGY

March 24 at DeKalb County Farm Burea, 1350 W. Prairie Dr., Sycamore. Contact Nicole Groezinger, groezing@illinois.edu, (815) 758-8194

CENTRAL REGIONAL HORSE BOWL & HIPPOLOGY

April 7 at Church of the Nazarene, Casey. Contact Jessie Crews, jcrews@illinois.edu (217) 826-5422

Eligibility

Open to youth who were 8 to 18 years of age on September 1, 2018. 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 22, 2018
Champaign
Illinois

Registration Deadline:

February 17, 2018