EquiSmartz - State 4-H Educational Contest Weekend

EquiSmartz - Virginia 4-H Knowledge Competitions

Date: March 23-25, 2018
Location: The Meadow Event Park, Doswell, VA

Entry Deadline: March 7, 2018

New Rules for 2018

  • New Senior References for Hippology and Horse Bowl: Horse Smarts published by AYHC replaces the AYHC Leader’s manual.
  • State Hippology teams: the 1st place County team and the next top 4 individuals will formulate the two state teams with the top placing team at Southern Regionals moving on to Eastern National 4-H Horse Roundup.
  • Youth can no longer dual enter as FFA and 4-H in Horse Judging.  

Schedule of Events

  • Schedule of Events
  • The EquiSmartz Competitions will be held in conjunction with the Virginia Horse Festival.
    • Each youth competing and one parent and/or coach will receive a free pass into the Virginia Horse Festival PER DAY OF CONTEST ENTRY. Tickets will be picked up at the 4-H ticket booth upon arrival.
    • Hotel information, directions, and schedule of events for the Virginia Horse Festival are available at www.virginiahorsefestival.com
    • Volunteers are needed to work the ticket booth. Please see the ticket booth schedule and email Sandy Arnold for your preferred time slot.

Facility Map

Forms

*Please note: All contest ENTRY FORMS will be submitted online by the links provided in each contest tab below.

PAYMENTS MUST BE SUBMITTED at the same time of entry and postmarked by March 6, 2017.  Cost is $10 per contestant, per contest. Mail payments to:
Celeste Crisman
380 Litton Reaves Hall (0306)
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA, 24061

Payment Questions - contact Celeste Crisman (540-231-9162)
Entry Questions - contact Sandy Arnold (540-687-3521 ext. 24)

The State Public Speaking, Team and Individual presentations are limited to 6 individuals or teams per DISTRICT per age group. Entry Forms are available from your District Horse Council representatives. Entry forms will not be available for download. Please contact your local District Horse Council for more information. PLEASE DO NOT send individual applications to State Office.

The State Horse Bowl contest is limited to 5 Horse Bowl Teams per DISTRICT per age group. Entry Forms are available from your District Horse Council representatives. Entry forms will not be available for download. Please contact your District Horse Council for more information. PLEASE DO NOT send applications to State Office.

Entry Forms are available from your District Horse Council Representative