Hippology is an activity that can enhance learning for 4-H members by letting them exhibit their knowledge and understanding of equine science and husbandry in a competitive setting. The term "Hippology" comes from the Greek "hippo", meaning horse, and "ology", meaning "the study of". Participants will be able to demonstrate their experience and knowledge gained in horse judging, quiz bowl, speeches, and practical horse management during a state wide competition in the spring.
Phases of the state wide contest include a written exam, identification of items shown on slides, judging, ID stations including feedstuffs, and team problems.
If you would like to coach an individual/team or compete in Hippology, please contact Linda Willman (email@example.com) or Lisa Kelley (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further information. Teams do not have to be club specific.
Links to Resources and Study Guides (The Rules link has a list of resources used for testing during the competition)