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 21-22, 2020
    Saturday - Rockbridge County High School, Lexington VA
    Sunday - Virginia Horse Center, East Arena, Lexington, VA
Entry Deadline:
March 3, 2020

EquiSmartz Communication Contests (Individual and Team Presentations, Public Speaking)
Sunday, May 3, 2020
Location: Meadow Event Park, Doswell, VA
Entry Deadline:
April 14, 2020

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).

  • 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.

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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Mounted Activities:
Specialist - Leona Ransdell

Unmounted Activities:
Associate - Sandy Arnold


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