Contest Resources

Please see the Rules and Information to get familiar with the format for each contest. The following resources will be referenced for the 4-H Horse Education Contests. All contests will follow the rules of the Western National Roundup for National 4-H contests.

Horse Bowl and Hippology - STUDY MATERIALS

Horse Judging - VIDEOS

Horse Bowl Educational Resources

Horse Bowl teams are required to submit questions to be used in the contest.

  • Questions must come from the following official reference sources.
  • Format for the questions must include question, answer, source, and page number.
  • True/false, yes/no, either/or questions are undesirable.

IDET - Illustrated Dictionary of Equine Terms by New Horizon Equine Center, Inc., Alpine Publications, Inc.

HIH - Horse Industry Handbook (with 2021 updates), by the American Youth Horse Council (AYHC)

LEWIS - Feeding and Care of the Horse (2nd Edition) by Lon D. Lewis. Wiley - Feeding and Care of the Horse

HS - Horse Smarts - Horse Industry Handbooks and Updates, by AYHC

ANATOMY - The Coloring Atlas of Horse Anatomy, by Robert Kainer & Thomas McCracken, Alpine Publications, Inc.

EVANS - The Horse (3rd Edition), by J. Warrant Evans et al., Waveland Press, Inc. (New for 2023)

PARKER - Equine Science (5th Edition), by Rick Parker (Removed ?)

AQHA - 2023 AQHA Rulebook (71st Edition), (SHW300-SHW712); only show rules will be used. Listed as source for Western, NOT Eastern contest)

Hippology Educational Resources

All of the information covered in the Hippology Contest may be found in one or more of the following publications.

IDET - Illustrated Dictionary of Equine Terms by New Horizon Equine Center, Inc., Alpine Publications, Inc.

HIH - Horse Industry Handbook (with 2021 updates), by the American Youth Horse Council (AYHC)

LEWIS - Feeding and Care of the Horse (2nd Edition) by Lon D. Lewis. Wiley - Feeding and Care of the Horse

HS - Horse Smarts - Horse Industry Handbooks and Updates, by AYHC

ANATOMY - The Coloring Atlas of Horse Anatomy, by Robert Kainer & Thomas McCracken, Alpine Publications, Inc.

EVANS - The Horse (3rd Edition), by J. Warrant Evans et al., Waveland Press, Inc. (New for 2023)

PARKER - Equine Science (5th Edition), by Rick Parker (Removed ?)

AQHA - 2023 AQHA Rulebook (71st Edition), (SHW300-SHW712) ; only show rules will be used.

Dover Saddlery - English Tack Resource

Schneider Saddlery - English and Western Tack Resource

OTHER - Grains, forages, and feed preparations used in this contest will be representative of feeds utilized in horse rations.