EquiSmartz - State 4-H Educational Contest Weekend

EquiSmartz - Virginia 4-H Knowledge Competitions

EquiSmartz Horse Bowl and Hippology (TBD)

EquiSmartz  Virtual Horse Judging June 20, 2020

EquiSmartz Virtual Communication Contests May 20-22, 2020

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

Entry Forms, Rules & Results

This contest will serve as the EquiSmartz replacement and the qualifier for the state team. More information will be provided soon. Coaches were emailed confirmations of their entries. Any changes need to be emailed to leonar@vt.edu by May 29th


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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