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

June 18, 2022
Quiz Bowl entry and Speech contests submissions due by June 1

Please note that all of the information below is for 2021 when presentations were virtual and Quiz Bowl was cancelled. The events for 2022 are currently planned to be in person on June 18. Details for 2022 will be updated on this page as they are confirmed.

The State 4-H Horse Events will be held in Gainesville at the Animal Sciences Building on Saturday, June 19, 2021. This event will include the State Horse Horse Quiz Bowl and interviews for Horseman of the Year and the Dallas C. Osborne Horsemanship Scholarship. Typically the Horse presentation contests are included in this event as well, but again for 2021, they will be virtual and follow the same online submission procedure as the other 4-H demonstrations. 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 July 28 & 29, 2021. The first place winners at the State contest are also eligible to compete at Eastern Nationals in Louisville, KY in November.

  • Eligibility

    For 2021, the Horse topic Presentations and Speeches will follow the same eligibility rules as those for all State level topics.

    • Horse Demonstration/Illustrated Talk -- All Seniors who earned a blue ribbon at County Events in Demonstrations/Illustrated Talks may submit one (1) video for State Competitive Events.
    • Horse Public Speaking -- All County first place Senior winners advance and may submit one (1) video for State Competitive Events.

    All of these State events are for Seniors only, just like most other State Presentation events (14 & over as of September, 1, 2020).

  • Horse Quiz Bowl - 2021

    The State 4-H Horse Bowl is open to one Senior team and one Intermediate team per county without qualifying. Register on 4-H Online by June 1. Senior teams should be 4 or 5 members who are 14 or over (as of September 1, 2020). There will also be an Intermediate Division so counties may enter one 4 or 5 member team of Intermediate youth as well (11 to 13 on 9/1/20). However, at least two Senior teams must be entered for the contest to be held (i.e., if only one senior team and 4 Intermediate 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 an Intermediate team. However, a total of two or more Senior teams must be entered in order for the 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, each team must submit 30 questions to the Animal Science office By June 4. Question difficulty should reflect the age division of the team. Details on references used and question categories may be found on these pages.

  • "In a nutshell" Entry Review - 2021

    Horse Quiz Bowl

    --Register via 4-H Online by June 1 
    --Counties may enter one Senior team and one Intermediate team
    --Team (coach) submits 30 questions per team by June 4 to Wendy DeVito

    Horse Public Speaking
    --Upload videos here by June 1
    --Copies of speech do not need to be submitted ahead of time.
    --County first place Horse Public Speaking winners are eligible for State.

    Horse Individual & Team Demonstrations
    --Upload videos here by June 1
    --County blue ribbon Individual and Team Horse Demonstration winners are eligible for State.

    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 4-H Events Office, Courtney Quirie)
    --4-H Agents of applicants will be called with interview status
    --Interviews of finalists will be virtual on a date TBD.