Jackson 4-H Members Compete in State Horse Judging and Hippology Contests
Members of the Country Bumpkins 4-H Club traveled to Gainesville on April 1st and 2nd to participate in the State 4-H Horse Judging Competition and Hippology Contest. Two teams entered the two day event. The Judging phase of the contest was held in conjunction with the State 4-H Horse Judging Contest on April 1 at the UF Horse Teaching Unit. Entrants placed four of the same live classes that the Judging contestants placed. Youth were allowed to enter both the Horse Judging and Hippology contests. The bulk of the Hippology contest (Stations, Written Test, and Team Problems) were held on Sunday, April 2 at the Straughn Extension Professional Development Center.
Hippology is a long and challenging contest. It is limited to intermediates and seniors because the reading, math, and comprehension skills required may be above that of the junior members. The intermediate team including Tucker Dowling, Marissa Jackson, Nikolas Halling and Hunter Rhames placed 6th in the Hippology Contest and the senior team including Chayton Wright, John-Tyler Rhames, Dylan Jackson and Elizabeth Halling placed 6th in the Hippology Contest.