University of Florida

State 4-H Horse Demonstrations, Public Speaking, and Quiz Bowl

Deomonstrations, Public Speaking, and Quiz Bowl, Gainesville.
June 18, 2016

**Horseman of the Year Interviews - July 6 in Tampa**
(Wednesday of the State Horse Show)

- Online Registration Form
- Schedule
- Gainesville Motels
- Map to UF Animal Sciences
- Regional Competitions
- National Competitions
- Demonstration Scoresheet
- Public Speaking Scoresheet

Event Description

The State 4-H Horse Events will be held in Gainesville at the Animal Sciences Building on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. This event will include the State Horse Demonstration/Illustrated Talk and Horse Public Speaking contests, and Horse Quiz Bowl. Like in recent years, interviews for Horseman of the Year and the Dallas C. Osborne Horsemanship Scholarship are not part of this event - those interviews will be in Tampa before the State 4-H Horse Show. First and second place participants in the Individual Demonstration, Team Demonstration, Public Speaking, and Quiz Bowl Contests will earn the right to compete at the Regional competition in Perry, GA. The Regional event is July 27-31, the same week as 4-H University, thus the need to hold this contest much earlier than Congress. The first place winners at the State contest are also eligible to compete at Eastern Nationals in Louisville, KY in November.

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"In a nutshell" Entry Review:

Horse Quiz Bowl
--County Agent submits online registration form by May 25 (goes to Wendy DeVito)
--Counties may enter 1 Senior team and one Jr/Int team
--Team (coach) submits 40 questions by June 3 to Wendy DeVito
Horse Public Speaking
--List on County Form B: County-State (last page), due by May 15 to Travis Shepard
--County Agent submits online registration form by June 3 (goes to Wendy DeVito)
--Youth or Agent submits copy of speech by June 10 to Wendy DeVito
Horse Individual & Team Demonstrations
--District Coordinator lists on District Form A: County-District-State, due by May 15 to Travis Shepard
--County Agent submits online registration form by June 3 (goes to Wendy DeVito)
Horseman of the Year and Dallas C. Osborne Scholarships
--Refer to the Florida 4-H Scholarship Summary for scholarship requirements (general instructions pg. 1; Horse details pg. 4), and more specifically to this Equine Scholarship page for requirements in addition to the regular scholarship application
--Submit Scholarship Application Portfolio by June 1 (goes to Travis Shepard)
--4-H Agents of applicants will be called with interview status
--Interviews of finalists at State 4-H Horse Show in Tampa on July 6

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Even though this competition will be held at a different time than 4-H University, elegibility for the speaking events should still be reported on the County or District to State forms used to submit names for the other State level events. Horse Demonstration/Illustrated Talk entrants qualify from County to District to State (District Form A) -- all District blue level Senior demonstrations qualify for State. Horse Public Speaking and Quiz Bowl entrants qualify from the County directly to State (County Form B) -- first place Senior County Horse Public Speaking qualifies for State. The forms are on the 4-H County/District Events website and are due by May 15 to Travis Shepard in the 4-H Events office. All of these State events are for Seniors only, just like the other 4-H University events (14 & over as of September, 1, 2015).

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The above forms tell us just who is eligible to participate at the Horse Events, not necessarily who is planning to participate. Because the Horse Events are at a different time and location from 4-H University, please register online by June 3 for this event separately if your qualified youths plan to participate in these contests. Entries received will be compared to those eligible on the County or District to State forms. Qualifiers in Horse Public Speaking must also submit a copy of their speech to our office in Animal Sciences by June 10 (or email speech to

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Horse Quiz Bowl - **Jr/Int option for 2016**

The State 4-H Horse Bowl is open to one Senior team per county without qualifying. Teams should be 4 or 5 members who are 14 or over (as of September 1, 2015). There will also be a Jr/Int Division so counties may enter one 4 or 5 member team of J/Int aged youth as well (8 to 13 on 9/1/15). However, at least two Senior teams must be entered for the contest to be held (i.e., if only one senior team and 4 Jr/Int teams enter, the contest for all ages will be cancelled.) Please note that a county does not need to enter a Senior team in order to enter a Jr/Int team. However, a total of two or more Senior teams must be entered for competition in either division to take place. See the registration sections above for info on how to register.

This double elimination quiz bowl contest offers horse club members the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and earn the right to represent Florida at the regional and national competition. A detailed description of this competition can be found in the 4-H publication #4H504. In order to participate in the state Quiz Bowl contest, a team must submit 40 questions to the Animal Science office by June 3, 2016. Question difficulty should reflect the age division of the team. Details on references used and question categories may be found on these pages.

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The following is not part of the State Horse Events, but is listed here because it shares the same June 1 deadline of other 4-H University events and scholarships...

Horseman of the Year

Application procedures for the Horseman of the Year Scholarship are detailed here (general scholarship, pg. 1, Horse scholarship details, pg. 4). The Dallas C. Osborne Horsemanship Scholarship follows the same procedures. You can find the application procedures for both online. Please be sure to look specifically at the Equine Scholarship Summary because there are additional requirements for this portfolio beyond the regular scholarship application. As with the other Awards Portfolios, these applications are to be submitted by 4:00 pm on June 1st. Only the finalists will be interviewed on Wednesday, July 6. Horseman of the Year finalists will be selected in June and all applicants will be notified if they were selected for an interview or not. The interviews will begin at 4:30pm at the host hotel, Hilton Garden Inn, Tampa East/Brandon.

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