EquiSmartz - State 4-H Educational Contest Weekend

EquiSmartz - Virginia 4-H Knowledge Competitions

EquiSmartz Horse Bowl and Hippology (Saturday), Hippology Horse Judging Classes and Full Horse Judging Contest (Sunday)
Saturday and Sunday, March 23-24, 2019
    Saturday - Rockbridge County High School, Lexington VA
    Sunday - Virginia Horse Center, East Arena, Lexington, VA
Entry Deadline:
March 5, 2019

EquiSmartz Communication Contests (Individual and Team Presentations, Public Speaking)
Sunday, May 5, 2019
Location: Virginia Horse Festival, Doswell, VA
Entry Deadline:
April 24, 2019

Questions - contact Sandy Arnold email: horse4h@vt.edu

Entry Forms, Rules & Results

  • FFA Entry Form (team) Waiver (per youth) and Media Release (per youth) for practice contest
    FFA teams are invited to PRACTICE at EquiSmartz but will NOT be scored FOR AWARDS. Scores will be calculated for their information/practice, however, they will be treated as if they are competing and all rules still apply (no talking, teams cannot sit together, etc). The FFA State Contest will be held at the FFA Convention, June 18, 2019. 

  • Scantron Sample - be familiar with proper bubbling of answer sheets

  • Contest Volunteer Needs
  • Results

The State Public Speaking, Team and Individual presentations are limited to 6 individuals or teams per DISTRICT per age group. Qualifiers are held at the DISTRICT level.

The State Horse Bowl contest is limited to 5 Horse Bowl Teams per DISTRICT per age group. Qualifiers are held at the DISTRICT level.

Virginia Horse Industry Board

Thank you to the Virginia Horse Industry Board for sponsoring EquiSmartz!

2018 EquiSmartz Cash Prize VHIB Winners

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Unmounted Activities:
Associate - Sandy Arnold

Mounted Activities:
Associate - Leona Ransdell

Horse Program Advising Leadership