Youth choose an equine topic of interest, research the topic, and conduct a structured presentation on the topic. Individual presentations, demonstrations, team presentations, and impromptu speeches (ideal for those teens with little time to prepare a full presentation; simply show up, randomly select a topic from a hat, prepare a speech with given resources and a time period, and present!) are the types of presentations that are encouraged. Clubs are encouraged to have members present to their club and then participate in the county horse communication event.
Any member can present – Cloverbuds, Novices (first time presenting), Juniors (ages 8-13), and Seniors (ages 14-19). Horse presentations are timed in length (except for Cloverbuds): 9-12 minutes for individuals and 10-15 minutes for teams. Speeches should be 7-10 minutes. Penalties are applied for presentations under and over the allotted time. Those who excel at the county contest can be chosen to go on to the regional and state contests.
Points for Horseman of the Year and State Fair 4-H Horse Show qualifying will be awarded to participants. For complete information about this contest, see the NYS 4-H Educational Events Rule Book found at http://www.ansci.cornell.edu/4H/horses/rulebook/e...
Contest Registration Deadline: (February 1)
Contest Date: February 15, 2017
Regional Event: (April 1) at Midlakes School, Phelps, NY
Free; Must be enrolled in 4-H
3 Murray Hill Drive
Mount Morris, New York 14510