About the Horse Skillathon

The Horse Skillathon is an innovative contest designed for students to showcase their knowledge of horses and the horse industry. Contestants apply their book knowledge during a written exam and then perform tasks at hands-on stations. Finally, during a speech round they demonstrate their ability to communicate knowledge of industry issues. The Horse Skillathon is an exciting way for horse enthused students to demonstrate their talents and horse knowledge in a competitive event.

Specific questions related to the Horse Skillathon may be sent to [email protected].

For the Contestants

  • Each contestant must be a member of Texas 4-H or FFA.
  • The contest will be divided into three divisions based on the contestant's age as of August 31, 2017.
    • Junior Division: 8-10 years old
    • Intermediate Division: 11-13 years old
    • Senior Division: 14-18 years old
  • Entry Deadline
    • Mail-In: January 15, 2018
    • Online: January 25, 2018

Entry Forms:

Horse Skillathon Online Entry Form
Horse Skillathon Signature Form - Required for Online Entries only

Contest Material

2018 Horse Skillathon Speech Topics
Horse Skillathon Contest Material

Schedule of Events:

Horse Skillathon - February 12, 2018 | 9:00am | Expo Hall 


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