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The difference between 4-H and many other horse related opportunities is that the various competitions available focus first on youth development and “winning” a distant second goal.
Y1440, Missouri 4-H Project Horse Enrollment Form (PDF)

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Missouri 4-H Equine Tour

May 23-29, 2015

Do you dream of combining your equine passion with a future career, love to learn more about the horse industry, and enjoy making new 4-H friends who share your love of horses? The University of Missouri Extension 4-H Annual Equine Tour may be just for you! The 2015 tour, May 23-29, will be exploring the horse industry in Missouri, Illinois, Wisconsin, Canada and Michigan and is open to Missouri 4-H teens, ages 14-18. Tour highlights will include collegiate equine education departments, harness racing, visiting a variety of equine farms, meeting 4-H horse members in Wisconsin and Canada, and touring Mackinac Island. Participants will learn from leading equine professionals in the fields of equine therapy, dressage, entertainment, training, art, harness racing, equine facility management and equine welfare. In its ninth year, the tour has proven to be a great opportunity for participants to expand and clarify their possible equine related career paths.

This is just the beginning! The $600 tour fee includes most meals, hotels, transportation on a chartered bus, admission fees, tour shirts/bags/group photo. Applications are due before March 1.

Information
Trip participants are accepted until bus is filled.  Application, references and $300 trip deposit (or full tour payment of $600) is due before March 1 to secure your place on the tour!

For questions, contact Debbie Davis at davisdd@missouri.edu or 816-539-3765

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Hippology State Contest

Sunday, April 26, 2015
Animal Science Center, University of Missouri-Columbia

Information
Open to all 4-Hers.  Registration is limited to the first 180.

Register through your county MU Extension center with a county due date.  Registration Form (PDF) | DOC

County information
County summary form is located in Just for Staff
County registrations are due to the state 4-H office by April 1.

Resources
Horse project: Hippology


participants in hippology-horse bowlHippology State Contest 2014

Exams, Slides, and Stations

 

Horse Bowl Coach Certification training

Thanks for your interest in becoming a trained 4-H horse bowl coach.  Before jumping to the tutorial, please read the following and let me know if you have any questions. Ben Gallup at gallupb@missouri.edu    

Reason horse bowl coaches training is required
As you may know, horse bowl coaches must be trained to take teams to regional and ,if selected ,state 4-H horse bowl contests.  Through training, we all work from the same set of rules and, more importantly, from a similar perspective that positive youth development is our 4-H priority.   

New 4-H horse bowl coaches must meet the following three requirements prior to acceptance for this 4-H volunteer position. 

1. Must have completed Making the Best Better: Volunteer Orientation.

2. Must be screened for child abuse, neglect and criminal records.
(Please contact your local University of Missouri Extension center for “how to” information related to volunteer orientation and background screening.) 

3. And, must go through the online horse bowl coach’s tutorial.     

Hang with me we are almost there.  Once you log into the website, you will see a menu on the left hand side of the screen.  The questions for the test are taken from the Horse Bowl Guide which is the last item in the list.  The Coaches Training link has material that is intended to help you when you work with a team.  Some of the content from the Bowl Guide and the Coaches Training information overlap.  Please take some time to read through the Coaches Training notes as they provide tremendous insight into what 4-H values above everything else –
positive youth development.      
 
One last favor please….. While your name will automatically go into our state horse bowl coaches data base when you register, I need you to call and let your local 4-H youth specialist know that you have passed.  Good luck!

There are 50 questions on the tutorial test which are taken from the guide book and you may retake it until you pass with an 80% or above. Tutorial Site

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Horse Bowl State Contest

Saturday, April 25, 2015
University of Missouri-Columbia
Animal Science Center

Information
Horse Bowl has regional team limits and certified coaches are required. Register with the area coordinator.

County information
Horse Bowl registration form and regulations are in the LG1400, 4-H Horsemanship Manual (PDF). County registrations are due to the state 4-H office by April 1.

Resources
Horse project: Horse Bowl


participant with volunteerHorse Bowl State Contest 2013

Results and photos

 

 

 


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Horse Judging State CONTEST

Saturday, March 14, 2015
Trowbridge Livestock Center, University of Missouri-Columbia

Information
Open to all 4-Hers. The Horse Judging Contest take place at Trowbridge Livestock Center.  There is no limit on the number of members a county may pre-enter in the contest; however, youth must pre-enter. Cost is $15 per individual and no fee for parents or leaders.  Contest day check in for pre-entered youth is at 8:30 a.m. Contact your county office for more information.

Register through your county Extension office with a county due date.
Contest Registration Form (PDF) | DOC

County information
County summary form located in Just for Staff
County registrations are due to the state 4-H office by February 15.

Resources
Horse project: Horse Judging


horse judging participantsHorse Judging Contest 2013
Results, article and photos


Horse Judging State CLINIC

Saturday, March 15, 2014
Sales arena in Trowbridge Livestock Center
University of Missouri-Columbia

Information
Open to all 4-Hers. The Horse Judging Clinic takes place at Trowbridge Livestock Center.  There is no limit on the number of members a county may pre-enter in the clinic; however, youth must pre-enter. Cost is $5 per individual and no fee for parents or leaders. Lunch for paid youth participants will be provided.

Check in for pre-entered youth begins at 9 a.m. The Judging Clinic begins at 9:30 a.m. with a 30 minute break for lunch about noon and ending by 1:30 p.m.  Youth will have “how to” instruction in the morning and give 1 set of reasons after lunch.  Pre-entered youth will receive an information letter with maps, details, etc.

Register through your county Extension office with a county due date.
Clinic Registration Form (PDF) | DOC

County information
County summary form located in Just for Staff
County registrations are due to the state 4-H office by February 15.

Resources
Horse project: Horse Judging

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Horse Public Speaking and Demonstration State Contest

September 6, 2014
University of Missouri-Columbia
Animal Science Center

Information

4-H counties from across the state selected their top speakers to represent them in the state contest held September 8th.  Youth share their knowledge and compete for opportunities to represent Missouri 4-H at National Contests held in Louisville, KY in November.  Click here for results (.pdf).  For photos from this event, please visit the Missouri 4-H Facebook page!

Resources
Horse project: Horse Speaking and Illustrative Talk/Demonstration


horse speaking participants

Horse Public Speaking and Demonstration Contest 2012

Photos and Results

 

 

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MFA Saddle award

Sponsored by MFA Agri-Services-Feed Division, the MFA Saddle Award is for Missouri 4-H members aged 14 years and older participating in the Missouri 4-H Horsemanship Program who demonstrate knowledge and skills in horsemanship and horse science, the ability to share the knowledge and skills with other members and a commitment to better their community.

The MFA Saddle Award is presented at the Missouri State Horse Judging Contest n in March.

Information
Check your county MU Extension center for local due date.  Applications from the county are due to the state 4-H office by the January 2 each year.

MFA Saddle Award application is in the LG1400, 4-H Horsemanship Manual (PDF)


2013 MFA award

MFA Saddle Award winner

 

 

 

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State Fair Sponsored 4-H/FFA Youth Horse Show

TBA, 2014
Missouri State Fair, Sedalia

Information

First 550 horses only

Registration forms are available in May at http://www.mostatefair.com

For 4-H State Fair information, see Missouri State Fair

The reining patterns for State Fair are in the LG1400, 4-H Horsemanship Manual (PDF)

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Tennessee Walking Horse award

Open to all 4-Hers with a Tennessee Walking Horse.

Check your county MU Extension center for local due date.  Applications from the county are due to the state 4-H office by March 1 each year.

Information
Tennessee Walking Horse award form is in the LG1400, 4-H Horsemanship Manual (PDF)

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