65 Team Problems Phase • • Each team will be presented with the same problem (s).
Each team will have equal time to discuss among themselves the problem, immediately after which they will have to present an oral solution or series of suggested procedures relative to the problem.
Each team member is encouraged to participate in the oral presentation.
Evaluation will be based on the understanding of the problem, completeness of the response, the probability of success of the solution or procedures, and the logic used in making the oral response.
The official may ask questions of any or all of the team members to clarify the presentation.
Team problem scores will not be included in determining the rank of individuals but will be added to the team scores from the other three phases to determine overall team standings.
Examples of possible team problems: • Balancing a horse’s ration. • Farm management recommendations for specific horse operations (ie, breeding, training, boarding, nursery, lay-up, etc.) • Considerations for the establishment of a new horse facility (stable to be used for a specific purpose). • Recommendations for selecting, locating, and purchasing horses for specific uses. • Behavior problems—causes, management of and corrections. • Training and conditioning programs—equipment, schedules, methods, nutrition, problem avoidance. • Breeding and/or leasing contracts—specific clauses for insurance, liability, payments, care, termination, transport, etc. • Teaching lessons in horse management (specific subject to be announced) to a group of 9-11 year old beginner 4-H’ers: where, how long, how much information, handson experience, reinforcement, testing evaluation, will be considered. • Explanation of use or assembly of specific equipment. • Demonstrate skill or ability to use specific equipment.
Tie-Breaking All ties overall, individual and team, will be broken using the following sequence: • • • Examination scores Station scores Judging scores • • • • • Ties within any phase are to be broken using the overall score first and then the same sequence as above.
If further tie breaking is needed, the scores at each station, in order may be used.
Resources • • • • • EQUUS Magazine, glossary only, Decembember 2004 – November 2008 The Horse, 2nd Edition – Evan, Borton, Hintz, and Van Vleck.
Freeman and Company.
Feeding and Care of the Horse (2nd Edition) – Lon Lewis.
Williams and Wilkins.
Horse Industry Handbooks and Youth Leaders Manual – American Youth Horse Council EQUUS Illustrated Handbook of Equine Anatomy, Vol. 2 66 STATE 4-H HORSE JUDGING CONTEST National Contest Eligibility • Only Senior 4-H members age 14 to 19 (as of January 1 of the current 4-H year) are allowed to participate in national competition.
Top four Senior individual judges earn the trip to national competition.
If a member has participated as a 4-H Horse Judge at nationals previously, he/she will be replaced by the next highest individual participant for the national competition.
Contestants (including team alternates) may participate in only one national contest (ie quiz bowl, judging, hippology, etc.) per year.
The contestant, his or her county 4-H staff member, and the State 4-H Leader must certify as follows on the application form or an accompanying memo: “This contestant has not participated in postsecondary coursework in the subject area of the national competition, nor has he or she participated in training for post-secondary competition in the subject area of the national 4-H competition.” • • Teams • Beginner, Junior and Senior 4-H members may participate in the South Dakota State 4-H Horse Judging Contest.
However, only senior members age 14 and older are allowed to participate in national competition.
Each county may enter one judging team in each age division.
Each county may enter an unlimited number of judging individuals.
Teams may have no less than three and no more than four members.
If a county team cannot be fulfilled, a Field Education Unit (FEU) Judging team will be allowed.
Eg—If one county in the unit cannot fill a team, the other counties in the FEU could join together to form a team. • •
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