Horse Judging is held in October each year and introduces 4-H youth to assessing conformation and quality of horses. This competition requires both horse knowledge and public speaking skills. See the useful links tab for the horse judging manual. This year's contest is October 30, 2022 at Larkspur Farm in Littleton, MA
Visual presentations take place in March and offer 4-H members to opportunity to speak persuasively to an audience on any topic of their choosing. Members first present to their clubs and then have the option move on to the county competition.
Horse Bowl and Hippology will be January 5th, 2023 in Tewksbury MA. They are competitions that test 4-H'ers general knowledge of equines. Horse Bowl is a quiz-bowl style competition with buzzers, and Hippology offers written testing. See the useful links tab for the books and materials used for these contests.
State Visuals 2023: Date TBD
State Horse Judging: Date TBD
State 4-H Horse Bowl and Hippology: Date TBD
The top four senior competitors at the state competitions are invited to train for national competition.
Congratulations to our Middlesex County 4-H members who competed in Kentucky in 2021: