Members of our 4-H Horse Program!
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The 4-H Horse Program is the most popular animal project in Albany County. Over 110 youth are enrolled in the horse program. Horse events include:
Onondaga County Horse Show – the shows are run by volunteer 4-H Leaders and usually occur in July. Class lists and show rules are available from the 4-H Office.
Horse Bowl – Onondaga County hosts the County event where 4-H’ers answer questions using the infamous “buzzers”. The participants have lots of fun!
Hippology Program – the term “hippology” means the study of horses. This program consists of four workshops given in October, November, January and February. 4-H members then test their knowledge at the county Hippology contest, and then play Jeopardy to learn their answers.
Clinics – clinics and workshops are held throughout the year to provide 4-H members with additional skills and knowledge in a given topic area.
Regional Level Events – there are three contests that are held on a regional level – Hippology, Horse Bowl, and Horse Presentations. Those 4-H’ers who do well at the county level may be asked to represent Onondaga County at one of these events.
State-Wide Events – many of the regional events also lead to state-wide contests where 4-H horse members compete against other members from across New York State. Some of these events take place at Cornell University while others take place at the New York State Fair.
Events at the National Level – it is truly an honor for 4-H members to be chosen to test their skill against youth from across the nation.
National 4-H Curriculum
Horse Curriculum Set of 6
Last updated September 21, 2017