Horse Bowl and Communications Contests EquiSmartz Qualifiers

Central District

  • March 9, 2019 - Horse Bowl Contest (Qualifier for EquiSmartz), entry deadline Feb. 25
    Location: Amelon United Methodist Church, Madison Hts, VA
    Contact: Darla Marks

  • Communications Contests - contact the Central District Horse Council with your current year scoresheet from a club or county level presentation to participate in EquiSmartz. Contact Darla Marks

Northern District

  • March 2, 2019 - Horse Bowl Contest (Qualifier for EquiSmartz)
    Registration Information - entry due Feb. 21
    Location: George Washington Carver Agricultural Research Center, 9432 N. James Madison Hwy, Rapidan, VA  22733
    Contact Bertha Durbin

  • March 30, 2019 - Communications Contest (Qualifier for EquiSmartz) at the Northern District Contest
    Deadline: March 22
    Scoresheets: same as used for EquiSmartz Communications Contest
    Location: Nathaniel Greene Elementary School, 8094 Spotswood Trail, Stanardsville, VA 22973
    Contact: Kimberly Buonomo
    Further Qualifying Info: Youth who give their presentations at the Northern District Contest on March 30th in Greene County will be given first priority for the slots to go on to EquiSmartz.  If there are empty slots in any of the Northern District public speaking categories for EquiSmartz (meaning not enough entries from the District Contest to fill them), then the remaining slots will be filled with youth that have competed at a county contest and submit the scorecard from that contest to the district. (Youth can scan and email them to Carrie Swanson.  Youth are welcome to attend a neighboring county’s contest (Check with neighboring county. Entry must receive a scorecard, but does not have to be placed with other entries in that county).  

Southeast District

Southwest District

  • Horse Bowl - contact Leslie Prillaman to participate in EquiSmartz

  • Communications Contests - contact Leslie Prillaman with your current year scoresheet from a club or county level presentation to participate in EquiSmartz



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