Hippology Contest

The NYS 4-H Horse Program will host an online State Hippology Contest this year to be open on August 28th , 29th, and 30th, 2020.

The term “Hippology” comes from the Greek “hippo”, meaning horse, and “ology”, meaning “the study of”. The primary objective of the NYS 4-H Hippology contest is to provide an opportunity for youth participating in 4-H to demonstrate their knowledge of and reasoning ability in equine science and management in a friendly and fair competitive setting. Enrollment in a NYS 4-H Horse Projects is recommended but NOT required. This contest is meant to be a rewarding and educational experience.

The contest will consist of written and slide examinations, identification stations and horse judging. There will not be team problems this year. A link to the contest will be sent out after registrations have been received.

This year, the hippology questions and content will also be available to any interested youth (including FFA youth) and adults who would like to be involved! Whether you have never participated and are curious or didn’t have enough time to study this year but would still like to get some experience, feel free to participate and encourage family and friends to do so as well! If you’ve never participated in hippology and have questions before signing up to try it out, feel free to reach out to us or your county’s 4-H Educator; we can answer any questions and set you up with some resources. We hope to see some new faces this year! While there is no fee for 4-H youth, there will be a fee of $5 for both FFA youth and adults.  Contact your county’s 4-H Educator to register.

The deadline to register for this event is August 7, 2020. Youth should contact their 4-H Educator to register. Only CCE Educators or staff can submit registrations online at the link below.

2020 NYS 4-H Hippology Contest Memo

Hippology Contest Entry

Hippology Practice Questions

Hippology Poster Ideas