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Demonstrate your knowledge of equine related subject matter in a competitive setting where attitudes of friendliness and fairness prevail. The contest operates very similar to scholastic bowls at school! You must pre-qualify at a regional contest to advance to state competition.

Participants must qualify at their respective regional Horse Bowl Contests.  For a map of the regions, click here.  Any 4-H member that wants to participate MUST register for the contest through their county extension office. 

Youth with an interest and knowledge in horses won’t want to miss a chance to enter one of our four regional Horse Bowl contests. Junior teams include 4-H members age 8 to 13. Senior teams are 14 and older as of Jan. 1, 2022. 

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.

Regional Qualifying Contests

Only youth who qualify in a regional contest may compete in the state horse bowl and hippology contests.  Contact your region for information on regional contest dates (click here for a map of the regions):

Required Documents

2022 Horse Bowl Rules & Entry

Additional Horse Contest Information: Judging    Hippology    Horse Speaking


Open to youth who were 8 to 18 years of age on January 1, 2022. Winners advance from regional competition to the state contest. Junior division: (8 to 13), Senior division: (14 to 18)

Contact for More Information:

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

Event Information

$25 per team

Registration Deadline:

March 02, 2022