University of Florida

Animal Sciences Youth Programs

Welcome to the home for youth programs at the University of Florida's Department of Animal Sciences!

**2018 Animal Sciences Events Summary**

Click above for your quick reference guide to Horse & Livestock events, dates, and deadlines.

-- FL 4-H Age Policy in effect beginning Sept. 1, 2015 --

What's on the horizon?         (or go to full CALENDAR)

2018 Area & State 4-H Horse Show Rulebook
- revised version for 2018 is online

Florida 4-H Tailgate Contest
- Open to 4-H Intermediates and seniors
April 15 - Region 3, Central - Dade City
May 19 - Region 2, NE - Gainesville
June 9 - Region 4, South - Lake Placid
June 30 - Region 1, NW - Chipley
 - State Finals - Gainesville, Sept. 15

4-H Horsemanship School
- Open to 4-H youth 11 to 18 years old
- Western: June 11-15
- English: June 25-29
- Apply by May 16
UF Horse Teaching Unit, Gainesville

State 4-H Horse Demonstrations, Public Speaking, Quiz Bowl
- Horse topic Demonstrations and Speeches which qualified for State competition.
- State event is separate - not part of 4HU
- Elgibility varies by event.
- Online entry due 5/25 for Quiz Bowl; June 1 for Demos and Public Speaking.
UF Animal Sciences, Gainesville

State 4-H Horse Show
- All show details are online.
- Entry info will come from your 4-H agent.
- Online entry deadline is June 4.
Bob Thomas Equ. Center, FSF, Tampa

2017-2018 Calendar
Dates are being updated as they are confirmed. The Animal Sciences event calendar is always accessible from the top link in the left menu column.

Contact your local 4-H Agent to enter or ask about county participation requirements.

Florida 4-H
Florida 4-H
Florida FFA
Florida FFA
Jr FL Cattleman's


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