University of Florida

Southern Regional 4-H Horse Championships

July 29 - August 2, 2015
Perry, GA
Hosted by FLORIDA

The information below (and linked) was for the 2014 event and has not been updated for 2015. 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 | 2014 Schedule | Class List | Hotels, 2015 | Individual Demonstration Scoresheet | Team Demonstration Scoresheet | Public Speaking Scoresheet | Sample Horse Show Entry Form | Regionals Rulebook |

*You must turn in a copy of your coggins with your entry form, so bring an extra copy to the State show.*

Good luck as you compete to represent Florida at the 2014 Southern Regional Horse Championships in Raleigh, NC. 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 James B. Hunt Horse Complex from Jul 29-August 2**. The Hippology and Horse Bowl Contests will be on Tuesday, July 29. Demonstrations, Public Speaking, Horse Judging and the judging phase of Hippology wil be on Wednesday, July 30. 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 2.

Horse Show Participants - New signup procedure for 2014

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. Sign-up for Regionals will be at the end of each division of the State Horse Show, with the final list announced during the awards program on Saturday evening. This allows those who finish showing on Thursday or Friday to not have to wait until Saturday evening to register for Regionals.

After each division concludes, likely and potential qualifiers will be announced and given an opportunity to turn in an entry form and payment. These announcements and potential qualifiers are not "official" until the entire show is complete and the final points are compared. Announcement times will be:

Western - during Opening Ceremony, Thursday, 7-9pm
Hunter & Speed - after Ranch classes in Lykes, ~6 or 7pm
Ranch & Saddle/Gaited - at final Awards program, Sat., 5pm

By the Saturday evening program, we will compare those who have already left payment with those who officially qualified. Everyone who left an entry and payment will be contacted Saturday afternoon and informed of their status.The final qualifiers will be registered after the Saturday program. Youth will be at no advantage or disadvantage for submitting an entry before Saturday. In the end, all determinations will be made strictly by point-earning order. Regardless of which day anyone finishes showing, we need to have all 50 paid and signed entries in hand before leaving Saturday night.

We will also collect forms & payment from about five more exhibitors who will stand by as alternates. 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 (7/16), 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 during the State show, 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 by Saturday evening in order to compete at Regionals.

**Regionals vs. 4-H University

Please note that Regionals is a direct conflict with Florida 4-H University. You can cancel your 4HU registration and get a 90% refund before June 27. However, the State 4-H Headquarters will allow same gender substitutions for horse show qualifiers until July 15th. Youth who qualified for Regionals will still need to commit to registering for Regionals by the Saturday awards program after the show. So, before it gets to that ‘last minute’ point, everyone who has already signed up for 4HU should think about what they might want to do should they qualify for Regionals.


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