EquiSmartz State 4-H Educational Contests

EquiSmartz - Virginia 4-H Knowledge Competitions

March 26-28, 2021 - Virtual EquiSmartz Hippology, Horse Judging, Horse Bowl

  • Virtual Schedule TBD
  • Entries due March 15, 2021 (Entry forms are not available yet)
  • A determined number of top placing Seniors will compete in an EquiSmartz Finals in-person contest at a later date, tentatively late spring/early summer to identify Southern Regional and Eastern National finalists. Details of date and location will be announced as soon as possible, considering availability and program restrictions.
  • The virtual Horse Judging and Hippology contests will follow the same format that was offered in 2020.
  • The virtual Horse Bowl format is yet to be determined. In the meantime, please encourage participation in Quiz Night as this current virtual system format we are exploring.

May 2, 2021 - EquiSmartz Communications Contests, Meadow Event Park, Doswell, VA  

VISIT THIS PAGE FOR QUALIFYING EVENTS and VIRTUAL HORSE BOWL PRACTICES

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

Entry Forms, Rules & Results

  • Hippology Contest Rules and Regulations (PDF)
    The virtual format is not an open book contest, and no other searchable devices may be used including cell phones.  In addition, no help is allowed from anyone (other 4-Hers, siblings, adults/parents, coaches, etc.)

  • UPDATES for the AYHC Horse Smarts resource
  • UPDATES for Equine Science by Griffiths - note sentence correction, page 60: original sentence "The size of the horse’s eyeball (known as the globe) is larger than that of any other mammal, including the elephant and the whale."  changed to "The size of the horse’s eyeball (known as globe) is larger than that of any other land mammal."

  • Virginia Wifi Hotspot Map
    With the help of local officials, schools, and libraries across Virginia, the Commonwealth Connect team and Virginia Tech have developed an interactive map of free, publicly available wifi hotspots that Virginians can access from a vehicle. Please share this map with your respective networks and constituents who may need access to the internet. For more Coronavirus broadband resources, please visit https://www.commonwealthconnect.virginia.gov/COVID-19.

  • Past Results
  • State Horse Judging Contest Rules and Guidelines
    The virtual format is not an open book contest, and no other searchable devices may be used including cell phones.  In addition, no help is allowed from anyone (other 4-Hers, siblings, adults/parents, coaches, etc.)
  • Scantron Sample - be familiar with proper bubbling of answer sheets

  • Virginia Wifi Hotspot Map
    With the help of local officials, schools, and libraries across Virginia, the Commonwealth Connect team and Virginia Tech have developed an interactive map of free, publicly available wifi hotspots that Virginians can access from a vehicle. Please share this map with your respective networks and constituents who may need access to the internet. For more Coronavirus broadband resources, please visit https://www.commonwealthconnect.virginia.gov/COVID-19.

  • Past Results

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

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

2019 EquiSmartz Cash Prize Winners

2018 EquiSmartz Cash Prize Winners

Thank you to the Farm Credit Knowledge Center for sponsoring EquiSmartz Horse Judging lunches!
 

If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact Sandy Arnold, Youth Equine Extension Associate at (540-687-3521/TDD*) between hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m, Monday-Friday. to discuss accommodations 15 days prior to the event. *TDD number is (800) 828-1120.

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Contact

Youth Equine Extension Associate
Sandy Arnold
horse4H@vt.edu

 

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