State Horse Bowl Contest

April 27, 2019

Animal Science Center - Map
University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

The primary objective of Horse Bowl contests is to provide an opportunity for youth enrolled in 4-H horse projects to demonstrate their knowledge of equine related subject matter in a competitive setting where attitudes of friendliness and fairness prevail. It is also hoped that these contests will provide an educational experience for both participants and spectators. 


Registration is in 4HOnline  through April 1.

Horse Bowl rules and regulations are in the 4-H Horsemanship Manual and Horse Bowl Guidebook, found below. 


The Horse Bowl contest will be held in the University of Missouri Animal Science Center.

The schedule to start the day is as follows:

  • 8:30 a.m.       Coaches and helper meeting
  • 9:30 a.m.       Bowl Registration/Check-in!
  • 10:00 a.m.     Opening Session
  • 10:30 a.m.     Contest begins
  • Eat your lunch between rounds

In past years the awards presentation has begun about 5:30 p.m.

Lunch is on your own.  Boone County 4-H is providing a food stand in the building.  

Resources for all project levels