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4-H Horse Bonanza Day 2019!

  • Saturday, March 2, 2019, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The 4-H District for Horse Education events is called “3B”. It is made up of Onondaga, Madison, Herkimer, and Oneida Counties. Each March the County 4-H programs convene for a day of fun horse knowledge competition, and the event is called 4-H Horse Bonanza Day!

This regional event will be held Saturday, March 2, 2019

Location: Morrisville Eaton High School, 5061 Fearon Rd, Morrisville, NY 13408

Horse Bonanza Day is made up of 2 events:

-Morning competition is Horse Bowl Contest – a jeopardy style team quiz event with buzzers.

Lunch on your own

-Afternoon competition is Hippology – an event more like a lab practicum with identification stations and situations to solve.

Registration of Teams, Coaches and at least 1 volunteer per team to help, is due to Juliana by Feb 20th  Each team needs a Coach to help with scoring in the competition room. This is a volunteer run event, so we also need parents and alumni to help run the event rooms, and possibly score.

Tentative Schedule

8:00 am. - 8:30 am. Registration

8:30 am- 9:00 am Orientation for Horse Bowl contest officials

8:30 am- 9:00 am Orientation for Horse Bowl participants and Coaches

9:00 am- 12:30 pm Horse Bowl Competition (approximately)

12:30 pm- 1:00 pm Lunch bring your own & food to share. Teams use the cafeteria to set out their lunches. Hippology Orientation

1:00 pm- 4:00pm Hippology Contest (many different stations for teams to rotate through)

4:00 pm-5:00 pm Awards

A Few Notes:

Only DMV checked drivers are allowed to drive youth that are not family members. If you are planning on driving youth that are not under your legal guardianship/or you are not their parent, please contact Juliana for a DMV screening ASAP.

Upon arriving one person per team should sign in. All participants should report to the holding room in the North Cafeteria.

For the complete rulebook, please visit:


Again this year, coaches will be asked to keep and sign the score sheets to validate correctness. Also, a problem solving committee will be set up. It will consist of one coach per county and Regional Chair. We will be asking for volunteers.

Lunch: Lunch is not provided and should be planned accordingly. Please feel free to eat your lunch when it fits your schedule. If a lunch was forgotten, please ask for directions to get something.

Onondaga contestants’ registration for Horse Bowl & Hippology, should be submitted by Wednesday, February 20 to Juliana Quaresma jmq27@cornell.edu.

Age Categories: (also, please read the rulebook)

Seniors are youth aged as of January 1st – 14 to 19 years of age. They can go onto compete at State Level.

Juniors are youth under 14 years of age. They can go onto compete at State Level.

Novices are youth aged as of January 1st – 9 and contestants must not have achieved their 14th birthday prior to January 1st of the current calendar year and must never have participated in a Horse Bowl contest at the regional level. There is a 2 year limit to this category. They cannot go onto State Level competition.

Teams are made of 4 members. If a team is short, then the CCE Educators will make adjustments the day of the event. 1 or 2 alternatives may be also listed to sub in during the play time for Horse Bowl.

Please list each team’s members, their Coach and the extra Volunteer.




Individuals: Names of those individuals who need a team to join.

Do you have any youth who need accommodation? Ex. Reader, scribe, etc...

If anyone would like to be specifically assigned to the score room pleas list –

Who might need a DMV screening?

Leaders and Coaches – please let me know by phone call or email that you are interested in this event and/or need study material.

The registration process is lengthy at my end and I appreciate as much time as possible to get organized. Each event has a separate registration that requires all youth and adults addresses, phone numbers and birthdates (youth only). Please let the youth know that adjustments may be made to teams give everyone a chance to play.


Morrisville Eaton High School
5061 Fearon Rd
Morrisville, NY 13408