University of Florida

State 4-H Horse Demonstrations, Public Speaking, and Quiz Bowl

Deomonstrations, Public Speaking, and Quiz Bowl, Gainesville.
June 17, 2017

**Horseman of the Year Interviews - July 12 in Tampa**
(Wednesday of the State Horse Show)


- Online Registration Form
- Schedule
- Gainesville Motels
- Map to UF Animal Sciences
- Regional Competitions
- National Competitions
- Demonstration Scoresheet
- Public Speaking Scoresheet

Event Description

The State 4-H Horse Events will be held in Gainesville at the Animal Sciences Building on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. This event will include the State Horse Demonstration/Illustrated Talk contest, Horse Public Speaking contest, and Horse Quiz Bowl. Like in recent years, interviews for Horseman of the Year and the Dallas C. Osborne Horsemanship Scholarship are not part of this event - those interviews will be in Tampa before the State 4-H Horse Show. First and second place participants in the Individual Demonstration, Team Demonstration, Public Speaking, and Quiz Bowl Contests will earn the right to compete at the Regional competition in Perry, GA. The Regional contests are August 2 & 3, the same week as 4-H University, thus the need to hold this contest much earlier than Congress. The first place winners at the State contest are also eligible to compete at Eastern Nationals in Louisville, KY in November.

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"In a nutshell" Entry Review:

Horse Quiz Bowl
--County Agent submits online registration form by May 24 (goes to Wendy DeVito)
--Counties may enter 1 Senior team and one Jr/Int team
--Team (coach) submits 40 questions by June 2 to Wendy DeVito
Horse Public Speaking
--County Agent submits online registration form by June 2 (goes to Wendy DeVito)
--Youth or Agent submits copy of speech by June 9 to Wendy DeVito
--If someone outside of County office completes form, 4-H Agent will be contacted to confirm qualification eligibility
Horse Individual & Team Demonstrations
--County Agent submits online registration form by June 2 (goes to Wendy DeVito)
--If someone outside of County office completes form, 4-H Agent will be contacted to confirm qualification eligibility
Horseman of the Year and Dallas C. Osborne Scholarships
--Refer to the Florida 4-H Equine Scholarship Summary for scholarship requirements specifically for these two Equine scholarships (some requirements are in addition to the regular scholarship application)
--Submit Scholarship Application Portfolio by June 1 (goes to Tara Mercurio)
--4-H Agents of applicants will be called with interview status
--Interviews of finalists at State 4-H Horse Show in Tampa on July 12


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Eligibility

Even though this competition will be held at a different time than 4-H University, elegibility for the Horse topic speaking events is still determined at County or District Events.

  • Horse Demonstration/Illustrated Talk entrants qualify from County to District to State -- all District blue level Senior demonstrations qualify for State.
  • Horse Public Speaking entrants qualify from the County directly to State -- first place Senior County Horse Public Speaking qualifies for State.

All of these State events are for Seniors only, just like most other 4-H University events (14 & over as of September, 1, 2016).

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Registration

The above parameters determine who is eligible to participate at the Horse Events, not necessarily who is planning to participate. Because the Horse Events are at a different time and location from 4-H University, please register online by June 2 for this event separately if your qualified youths plan to participate in these contests. Entries received will have their eligibility confirmed before the vent date. Qualifiers in Horse Public Speaking must also submit a copy of their speech to our office in Animal Sciences by June 9 (or email speech to wtaylor@ufl.edu).

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Horse Quiz Bowl - **Jr/Int option for 2017**

The State 4-H Horse Bowl is open to one Senior team per county without qualifying. Teams should be 4 or 5 members who are 14 or over (as of September 1, 2016). There will also be a Jr/Int Division so counties may enter one 4 or 5 member team of J/Int aged youth as well (8 to 13 on 9/1/16). However, at least two Senior teams must be entered for the contest to be held (i.e., if only one senior team and 4 Jr/Int teams enter, the contest for all ages will be cancelled). Please note that a county does not need to enter a Senior team in order to enter a Jr/Int team. However, a total of two or more Senior teams must be entered in order for competition in either division to take place. See the registration sections above for info on how to register.

This double elimination quiz bowl contest offers horse club members the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and earn the right to represent Florida at the regional and national competition. A detailed description of this competition can be found in the 4-H publication #4H504. In order to participate in the state Quiz Bowl contest, a team must submit 40 questions to the Animal Science office by June 2, 2017. Question difficulty should reflect the age division of the team. Details on references used and question categories may be found on these pages.

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The following is not part of the State Horse Events, but is listed here because it shares the same June 1 deadline of other 4-H University events and scholarships...

Horseman of the Year

Application requirements for the Horseman of the Year Scholarship are detailed here. The Dallas C. Osborne Horsemanship Scholarship follows the same procedures. You can find the new online portfolio application procedures for both here. Please be sure to look specifically at the Equine Scholarship Summary because there are additional requirements for this portfolio beyond the regular scholarship application. As with the other Awards Portfolios, these applications are to be submitted by 4:00 pm on June 1st. Only the finalists will be interviewed on Wednesday, July 12 in Tampa as part of the State 4-H Horse Show. Horseman of the Year finalists will be selected in June and all applicants will be notified if they were selected for an interview or not. The interviews will begin at 4:30pm at the host hotel, Hilton Garden Inn, Tampa East/Brandon.

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