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2013 Iowa 4-H and Youth Horse Jamboree

Iowa 4-H and Youth Horse Jamboree

The Youth Horse Jamboree is an opportunity for youth to participate in a host of activities. From hippology to quiz bowl, public speaking, and horseless horse projects including photography, visual arts, woodworking, creative writing, and others

Hippology is the study of horses. The contest tests youth on their understanding of equine science and management and their ability to apply that knowledge in practical ways.  There are four members per team or youth can participate as an individual. Parts of the contest include identification of horse equipment and stations at which youth answer questions on colors, breeds, nutrition, health, behavior, etc. Senior youth must take a written examination and senior teams must answer an oral team problem. The winning senior team represents Iowa at the Western Nationals in Denver. Practice hippology stations and answer sheets are listed below.  

Horse bowl is an educational experience for both participants and spectators. Each team consists of 4-5 members, four of whom compete at one time. The contest is divided into two parts, with the one-on-one part of the competition making up the first half and open questions making up the second half. All questions are taken from approved sources, all relating to horses or participation in equine related activities. The winning senior team represents Iowa at the Western Nationals in Denver.

References for Quiz Bowl