Western Region Horse Bowl and Hippology
The Tennessee 4-H program offers many opportunities for young folks to learn about horses. There are horse judging, horse show, and horse educational contests. Recently, 4-H members of the Western Region UT Extension 4-H got to demonstrate their horse knowledge at the annual Horse Bowl and Hippology competition on January 17, 2015 in Alamo, Tennessee.
Eighteen counties from West Tennessee were represented by 183 enthusiastic, equine 4-H members who came to Alamo to show off their knowledge. Regional 4-H specialist Neal Smith organizes the Western Region 4-H Horse Bowl and Hippology program for West Tennessee.
Horse Bowl events run much like Scholastic Bowl events, with several teams “buzzing in” to answer questions on a wide range of horse industry questions. Each Horse Bowl team earns the right to advance throughout the day by winning their preliminary heat. A final round robin contest of the final four teams determines the winning group.
Hippology is a team event consisting of a series of horse knowledge tests: horse judging, slide identification, and a written exam. This event offers 4-Hers a chance to test their knowledge on a wide range of equine information, ranging from nutrition, health, breeding, equestrian disciplines, and equine management.
4-Hers spend months in preparation for these contests. Regionally, teams compete for one of four spots to advance on to the State competition. The State Horse Bowl and Hippology competition will be held at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville on February 20-21, 2015.
4-H is part of the University of Tennessee Extension Service, and is a community of young people from across Tennessee who are learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills.
University of Tennessee Extension provides 4-H programs in all 95 counties in Tennessee. For more information on 4-H program in your county, visit Tennessee 4-H’s website so you and get your start in 4-H:
http://www.utextension.utk.edu/4H/aboutus/join4h.htm. Find out more about the 4-H Horse program and a schedule of events at: https://ag.tennessee.edu/AnimalScience/4-H/Pages/Horse.aspx
The 2015 Regional Horse Bowl Finalists:
1st : Gibson Co. Team D - Mackenzie Johnson, Emma Scarbrough, Allie Maxwell, and Ella Piercey;
2nd: Gibson Co. Team B - Hannah Mallard, Lorin Chandler, Sophie Vinson, Havanah Wood.
3rd: Gibson Co. Team A - LeeAnn Fincher, Peyton Johnson, Luke Piercey, Lauren Piercey
4th: Montgomery Co. - London Cariani, Payton Redman, Julia Easter, Keli Stump.
Jr High Division:
1st: Gibson Co. Team B – Gracie Cowen, Emma-Clarie Lawson, Makynize Thompson, Trigger Carlton
2nd: Henry Co. – Amanda Greaf, Austin Kinkead, Samuel Claxton, Thomas Schultz
3rd: Gibson County Team C – Rylee Thomas, Caroline Crouse, Abby Wheeler, Claire Piercey
4th: Weakly Co. Team A – Alison Davis, Douglas Brown, Alyssa Wade
1st: Gibson County – Jenna Booth, Katie Bedford, Taylor Perry, Kurt Chandler
2nd: Crockett Co. – Katelyn Wilson, Cameron Sanford, Hannah Smith, Reagan Bain
3rd: Tipton Co. – Fallon Fogarty, Carrie Ross, Gracie Looney, Landon Lemons
4th: Lauderdale Co. – Hunter Haislip, Madelynn Brotherton, Ginger Vaughn, Elaina Widen
The 2015 Regional Hippology Team Finalists:
1st: Gibson Co Team D – Mackenzie Johnson, Emma Scarbrough, Allie Maxwell, Ella Piercy
2nd: Montgomery Co. Team A – London Cariani, Payton Redman, Julia Easter
3rd: Gibson Co. Team B – Hannah Mallard, Lorin Chandler, Sophie Vinson, Havanah Wood
4th: Dyer Co. Team C – Taylor Cantrell, Abigail Williard, Taylor Stork, Blakelynn Johnson
Junior High Division:
1st: Gibson Co. Team C – Rylee Thomas, Caroline Crouse, Abby Wheeler, Claire Piercey
2nd: Gibson Co. Team D – Zane Hargett, Taylor Cates, Elena Warren, Sarah Carlton
3rd: Gibson Co. Team B – Gracie Cowan, Emma-Claire Lawson, Makynzie Thompson, Trigger Carlton
4th: Decature Co. Team B – Cameron Kennedy, Dalton Thomas, Sherry Justus, Skye Davis
1st: Montgomery Co. Team A – Hope Brockmen, Ashlyn Nell, Tucker Jordan, Hannah Hattendorf
2nd: Gibson Co Team A – Jenna Booth, Katie Bedford, Taylor Perry, Kurt Chandler
3rd: Madison Co. Team A – Abby McCalmon, Taylor Singleton, Alyssa Simons
4th: Henderson Co. Team A – Kendall Vineyard, Caitlin Mitchell, Hannah Brasher, Kimberly Snider
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