University of Florida

Southern Regional 4-H Horse Championships

July 30 - August 3, 2014
Raleigh, NC

The information below (and linked) was for the 2013 event and has not been updated for 2014. However, many of the details are similar year to year, so this may be used as a reference. Check back here as the event draws closer for more current information.

Information | Qualifiers | 2013 Schedule | Class List | Hotels | Individual Demonstration Scoresheet | Team Demonstration Scoresheet | Public Speaking Scoresheet | Sample Horse Show Entry Form | Regionals Rulebook |

Good luck as you compete to represent Florida at the 2013 Southern Regional Horse Championships in West Monroe, LA. The information in this section applies to all competitions: Horse Judging, Hippology, Quiz Bowl, Individual and Team Demonstrations, and Public Speaking. Regional qualifiers are encouraged to review all of the Regional information to be familiar with what to expect at the event.

The Regional Horse Show will be held at the Ike Hamilton Expo Center from Jul 30-August 3**. The Hippology and Horse Bowl Contests will be on Tuesday, July 30. Demonstrations, Public Speaking, Horse Judging and the judging phase of Hippology wil be on Wednesday, July 31. The opening ceremony and awards presentation for all of the educational contests will be Wednesday evening in the Arena. The horse show portion is from Wednesday afternoon through Saturday, August 3.

Horse Show Participants

The 50 highest point scoring seniors will be eligible to compete at Regionals. The amount of points required to be in the top 50 varies from year to year (last year it was 15). Sign-up for Regionals will be at the State Horse Show immediately after the 7:00 p.m. awards program on Saturday night.

Qualifiers will be announced during the program, along with a list to stay nearby in case any of the 50 are not present or can not go. Typically at least 5-10 exhibitors beyond the top 50 are able to sign up as regular qualifiers. After 50 are registered, about five more exhibitors will be given alternate's packets and will complete the necessary forms for entry. However, the alternates will be on a "short notice" stand-by and are only eligible to compete if a registered participant scratches. There is a very tight turn-around time between the State show and the entry deadline for Regionals. We will mail Florida's entries on the first Wednesday following the State show (7/17), so please be sure you are able to go if you sign up and that your entry is complete. It might be difficult to get alternates substituted for those who cancel.

Exhibitors who anticipate qualifying for Regionals should take a good look at the sample entry form that is online here and be prepared to complete it in its entirety on Saturday evening, or complete the linked form and bring it printed and signed. A qualifier should turn in a completed form, signed by a parent/guardian, and all fees due on Saturday evening in order to compete at Regionals.

**Please note that Regionals is a direct conflict with State 4-H Congress. You can cancel your Congress registration and get a 95% refund before June 28. However, the State 4-H Headquarters will allow same gender substitutions (or a 45% refund for cancellation) until July 16th. Youth who qualified for Regionals will still need to commit to registering for Regionals at the Saturday awards program after the show. So, before it gets to that ‘last minute’ point, everyone who has already signed up for Congress should think about what they might want to do should they qualify for Regionals.


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