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Contest Rules 1.

A team may have three or four members; when four are entered, the three highest overall scores will make up the team totals. 2.

All contestants will report to the contest site where they will receive full instructions and be given placing cards.

All contestants will remain with the assigned group throughout the contest. 3.

While the contest is in progress, there will be no conferring between the contestants and anyone else except as directed by the contest superintendents or their representatives. 4.

No cell phones or other mobile electronic devices will be permitted in the judging contest or reasons contest areas. 5.

Contestants are responsible for their own writing instruments and notepads for the purpose of taking notes for reasons classes. 7.

Three to five halter classes will be judged, and contestants will give oral reasons on two to three of the classes. 8.

Three to five performance classes will be judged, and contestants will give oral reasons on two to three of the classes.

These performance classes will be selected from Western Pleasure, Reining, Western Riding, Showmanship, Hunter Under Saddle, Horsemanship, Hunt Seat Equitation, and Hunter Hack. 9.

Juniors who compete in the state horse judging contest will judge two halter classes and two performance classes and give oral reasons on one halter and one performance class. 10.

The animals and showmen will be designated by numbers 1–4 and numbered from left to right as viewed from the rear. 11.

Horses will not be handled by the contestants, but time will be provided in halter classes for close inspection and to observe the horses at a walk and trot. Hippology Contest Seniors Only Entries must be postmarked by Friday, June 7, 2013.

Send the completed Form 166 to Animal and Dairy Science Department, Attn: Elwanda Shook, Box 9815, Mississippi State, MS 39762.

The senior contest will be held during the State 4-H Horse Championships (see pages 6–8 for date and time).

Objectives The primary objective of the Hippology Contest is to provide a friendly but competitive opportunity for youth enrolled in 4-H to demonstrate the breadth of their knowledge and understanding of equine science and management, particularly the practical application of this knowledge and skill.

Hopefully, this contest will generate new friendships and be a rewarding experience for the contestants.

Rules and Regulations Contestants and Eligibility 1.

Counties are invited to enter only one team for the 2013 contest.

Teams consist of three or four members.

In four-member teams, all will compete, but the member receiving the lowest overall score will be automatically declared the alternate.

The scores of the alternate will not be included in any of the team totals but will be considered in making all individual awards.

Teams consisting of three members will have no alternate, and all members’ scores will count in determining individual and team awards. 2.

Teams may be selected by any means deemed appropriate by the county they represent and must be certified as eligible by the county 4-H leader. 3.

Contestants must have been at least 14, but not over 19, years of age by January 1 of the current year. 4.

Contestants must be enrolled in 4-H during the current year in the county they are representing. 5.

Reference material: All the information covered in this contest may be found in one or more of the following publications: • EQUUS Magazine, glossary only, from 7/12–6/13 • Evans The Horse (Second Edition) by Evans, Borton, Hintz, and Van Vleck W.H.

Freeman and Company 660 Market St.

San Francisco, CA 94104 (415) 391-5870 • Lewis Feeding and Care of the Horse (Second Edition) by Lon, Lewis, Williams, and Wilkins 351 West Camden St.

Baltimore, MD 21201-2436 (800) 638-0672 • HIH Horse Industry Handbooks (First Edition plus added inserts) by American Youth Horse Council (junior and senior reference) PRIMEDIA Equine Attention: AYHC 103 Pow Wow River Rd.

East Kingston, NH 03827 (800) 952-5813 www.theequinecollection.com • YLM Youth Leaders Manual by American Youth Horse Council (senior reference) PRIMEDIA Equine Attention: AYHC 103 Pow Wow River Rd.

East Kingston, NH 03827 (800) 952-5813 www.theequinecollection.com • Equus EQUUS Illustrated Handbook of Equine Anatomy, EQUUS Illustrated Handbook Vol. 2 www.horsebooketc.com • State Line Tack catalog • Grains, forages, and feed preparations used in the contest will be representative of feeds used in horse rations. • Parker Equine Science (Fourth edition) by Rick Parker; ISBN-13: 9781111138776; Published January 2012 The Contest Examination phase (approximately 200 points) This phase of the contest will include 1.

A written exam 2.

Projected slides to be identified according to breed, color, color pattern, activity, proper appointments, etc. 3.

Anatomy, which may include external, skeletal, internal organs, parts of the gastrointestinal tract, male and female reproductive organs, detailed anatomy of the foot, and detailed anatomy of the lower limbs 62 Station phase (approximately 200 points) This phase will consist of a series of stations or tables where contestants will respond to the requirements of each station.

Members will be allowed 2 minutes at each station.

The following are examples of stations that may be used: 1.

Identification of a) Various types of saddles (actual or pictured) and parts of saddles b) Tack, bits, bridles, horseshoes, and parts of shoes; tools and equipment, and assembly of specific parts of various pieces of equipment; grains and forages used in equine rations, including various forms or methods of preparation c) Internal and external parasites based on actual samples, pictures, life cycles, charts, and/or damage caused d) Blemishes and examples of unsoundness e) Ages of equines based on teeth 2.

Use of pulse rate, respiration rate, temperature, dehydration, anemia, etc., to assess horse health 3.

Measurements such as, but not limited to, wither height, shoe size, girth, collar size, gullet width, seat length of saddle, etc., may be required Judging phase (approximately 200 points) Contestants will be required to place at least four classes, made up of two conformation and two performance classes.

Every effort will be made to use the same horses that are being used in the judging contest, with placing to be simultaneous with contestants in the judging contest, with the same official placing and cuts that apply to the judging contest.

In extreme emergency, pictorial, video, and/or movie classes may be used, in which case they would be especially prepared for the event.

Team problems (approximately 200 points) All teams will be presented with the same problem(s).

Each team will have equal time to discuss the problem before presenting an oral solution or series of suggested procedures related to the problem.

Each member of each team is encouraged to contribute to the oral presentation.

A bonus score will be given to teams that have complete team participation in the oral presentation.

Evaluation will be based on the team’s understanding of the problem and the soundness of 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.

Examples of possible team problems might include the following: 1.

Balancing a horse’s ration 2.

Farm management recommendations for specific horse operations (such as breeding, training, boarding, nursery, lay-up, etc.) 3.

Considerations for the establishment of a new horse facility (stable to be used for a specific purpose) 4.

Recommendations for selecting, locating, and purchasing horses for specific uses 5.

Behavior problems (causes, management of, and corrections) 6.

Training and conditioning programs (equipment, schedules, methods, nutrition, and problem avoidance) 7.

Breeding and/or leasing contracts (specific clauses for insurance, liability, payments, care, termination, transport, etc.) 8.

Teaching lessons in horse management (specific subject to be announced) to a group of 9- to 11-year-old beginner 4-H’ers: where, how long, how much information, hands-on experiences, reinforcement, testing, and evaluation 9.

Explanation of use and assembly of specific equipment 10.

Demonstrating skill or ability to use specific equipment Team problem scores will not be included in determining the rank of individuals in the contest but will be added to the team scores of the other three phases to determine the overall team standing.

Awards 1.

Awards will be presented to the top three individuals in the examination phase, in the station phase, in the judging phase, and overall. 2.

Each member of the top three teams in the examination phase, in the station phase, in the judging phase, in the team problem phase, and overall will receive awards.

Tie Breaking All ties—overall, individual, and team—will be broken using the following sequence: 1.

Examination scores 2.

Station scores 3.

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 the above order, may be used. Horse Art Contest Objectives To encourage 4-H members enrolled in the horse project to expand in an area that is rapidly growing as a career and offering opportunities for many 4-H members; to encourage 4-H members who do not have a horse but are interested in horses and related activities.

Categories NOTE: Multiple entries in a single category by an individual 4-H’er will subject all entries in that category to disqualification. 1.

Pastels/Charcoal/Graphite/Colored Pencil (Abstract or Realistic).

Artwork done in pastel, charcoal, graphite, colored pencil, or a combination of these media.

Must include an image of a horse or, for abstract, your rendition of a horse.

MUST BE PROTECTED TO PREVENT SMEARING. 2.

Oil/Acrylic/Watercolor (Abstract or Realistic).

Artwork done in oil, acrylic, or watercolor.

Must include an image of a horse or, for abstract, your rendition of a horse.

MUST BE DRY. 3.

Pen/Ink/Markers/Crayon (Abstract or Realistic).

Artwork done in pen/ink, marker, crayon, or a combination of these media.

Must include an image of a horse or, for abstract, your rendition of a horse.

MUST BE PROTECTED TO PREVENT SMEARING. 4.

Cartoon (Single Frame or Strip).

Artwork done in any medium.

Must include an image of a horse and tell a short story or make a point. 5.

Sculpture/3-D (Abstract or Realistic).

No larger than 2 feet by 2 feet.

Artwork done in any 3-D medium.

MUST BE DRY when entered.

Must be your rendition of a horse. 6.

Mixed, Altered Media, Other. (Artwork combining several types of media and that doesn’t fit other categories—collage, paper, paint, fun foam, felt, metal, combined mediums, altered horse items, etc.) No larger than 2 feet by 2 feet.

Must include an image of a horse.

MUST BE DRY when entered. 63 7.

Home Furnishings: Accessories for Your Home.

Artwork that you crafted for an accessory for your home.

Must be a finished or completed product.

Must include an image of a horse.

Rules for Horse Art Contest 1.

Artwork MUST have been completed since July 1 of previous year. 2.

Artwork MUST be the work of the 4-H member submitting the entry/entries. 3.

Artwork that documents 4-H horse-related activities is most desirable, but other horse-related activities may be submitted, also.

Artwork must have a horse as the primary focus of the work. 4.

Districts may submit only the TOP FIVE winning junior and senior 4-H entries in each category from that district. 5.

Artwork MUST meet the following criteria: a) Artwork MUST BE protected by simple matting, framing, or protective covering such as plastic wrap.

B) Artwork MUST be DRY and COMPLETE when entered.

C) Artwork MUST have a COMPLETED entry form attached to the back of the artwork with required signatures.

Entry forms are available at your county Extension office.

D) Artwork MUST fit the category entered and adhere to the rules, or will be subject to disqualification. 6.

Entries will be accepted from 10 a.m.

Until noon Wednesday, June 26, during the State 4-H Horse Championships at the east end of the Kirk Fordice Equine Center on the Mississippi State Fairgrounds. 7.

Winning artwork will be available for viewing on Thursday and Friday.

All artwork must be signed for and picked up between noon and 1:30 p.m.

Saturday during the State 4-H Horse Show. 8.

Age divisions of contestants a) 8–13 years old (as of December 31 of previous year) b) 14–18 years old (as of December 31 of previous year) 9.

Awards (in each category) First, second, and third places………………………………………..medallions *Junior and **senior champions …………………………………..medallions (*All first-place junior winners competing) (**All first-place senior winners competing) 10.

Judging Artwork will be judged on the following criteria.

Strict adherence to the above rules will be followed.

Quality of artwork……………………………………………………………30 points (Correct technique used for chosen medium, correct composition, etc.) Attracts and holds attention ……………………………………………..10 points Originality/Creativity ……………………………………………………….20 points Content of artwork…………………………………………………………..30 points (Appropriate to entry division; clarity of message; value; artwork is subject to disqualification if judges deem it is NOT appropriate for category.) Presentation of entry ……………………………………………………….10 points (General appearance; artwork is protected by simple matting; correct size; completion of entry form; etc.

Artwork is subject to disqualification if rules are not followed exactly.) TOTAL POSSIBLE POINTS …………………………………….100 points Horse Photography Contest Objectives To encourage 4-H members enrolled in the horse project to expand in an area that is rapidly growing as a career and offering opportunities for many 4-H members; to encourage 4-H members who do not have a horse but are interested in horses and related activities.

General Rules 1.

Multiple entries in a single category by an individual 4-H’er will subject all entries in that category to disqualification. 2.

All digital and 35mm entries will be judged together in each category.

Categories NOTE: Multiple entries in a single category by an individual 4-H’er will subject all entries in that category to disqualification. 1.

Breed Promotion: Horse or Horse and Person A photograph showing the best qualities of a breed; the type of photograph that would be in a “specific breed magazine”; suitable for a story in a magazine or newspaper. 2.

Action: Horse or Horse and Person A photograph showing ACTION/MOVEMENT of an animal.

A photo that catches the moment; not a posed photo. 3.

Nonaction/Candid: Horse or Horse and Person A photograph showing NO ACTION OR MOVEMENT at all.

Very relaxed; may or may not be a POSED photo. 4.

Human Interest: Horse or Horse and Person A photograph that is creative or comical; something you would want to look at frequently, frame, and hang on your wall; fine art type of photo.

These photos may or may not be POSED.

Try different lighting techniques.

Rules for Horse Photography Contest 1.

Photographs MUST have been taken since July 1 of previous year. 2.

Photographs MUST have been taken by the 4-H member submitting the entry.

Agents should authenticate photos if the photographer is in the photo. 3.

Photographs that document 4-H horse-related activities are most desirable, but other horse-related activities may be submitted, also. 4.

Photographs MUST have a horse/equid as the primary focus of the picture! Not a picture of a barn cat, a child on a hay bale, a saddle, etc. 5.

Districts may submit only the TOP FIVE winning junior and senior 4-H entries in each category from that district. 6.

Photographs may be color or black and white. 7.

Photographs MUST meet the following criteria: a) MUST BE submitted in a 5-by-7-inch format.

B) Entries MUST be placed in a clear plastic page protector.

It is permissible to include a supporting item (such as posterboard or cardboard) in the clear plastic page protector to further support the picture.

The posterboard or cardboard must be easily removable in the event the picture wins first place.

C) All digital photos MUST include both ORIGINAL and ALTERED photos and be mounted on separate posterboard according to the instructions above.

If NO ALTERATIONS are made, a single photo entry is allowed.

D) Attach entry form to photo inside sheet protector (NOT to the outside of the sheet protector).

Seal open end of the sheet protector with a piece of tape to keep photo secure inside. 64

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