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Animal Sciences Department

Animal Sciences Department


April 6-7, 2024
UF Department of Animal Sciences, Gainesville

Registration is open from February 21 - March 27

**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 earn the right to compete at the Regional competition in Perry, GA. The top-4 scoring individuals at the State Contest will be combined to create one team that will represent Florida at Eastern Nationals in Louisville, KY in November.