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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.

The online 4-H Regional Horse Bowl contest will take place on March 13th. Participation in this online contest is open to any youth within Illinois 4-H.  Any 4-H member that wants to participate in the new online format MUST complete the opt-in form found here in addition to registering 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, 2021. 

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 contest. 

  • Horse Bowl Regional Virtual Contest: March 13th


Open to youth who were 8 to 18 years of age on January 1, 2021. 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

Mar 13, 2021
Saturday, March 13, 2021

Registration Deadline:

February 18, 2021