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This event is currently scheduled as an in-person competition. However the platform or typical format might be adjusted due to COVID protocols in place by this date.

Hippology

March 27-28, 2021

UF Department of Animal Sciences, Gainesville

**See Sample Tests and further description of phases**

Hippology is an activity that can enhance learning for 4-H members by letting them exhibit their knowledge and understanding of equine science and husbandry in a competitive setting. The term "Hippology" comes from the Greek "hippo", meaning horse, and "ology", meaning "the study of". Participants will be able to demonstrate their experience and knowledge gained in horse judging, quiz bowl, speeches, and practical horse management.

Phases of the contest include a written exam, identification of items shown on slides, judging, ID stations including feedstuffs, and team problems. Read the full contest description.

First and second place teams in the State 4-H Hippology Contest typically earn the right to compete at the Regional competition in Perry, GA, though it was cancelled for 2020. The first place team at the State contest is  eligible to compete at Eastern Nationals in Louisville, KY in November.