AMES, Iowa - Almost 300 Iowa 4-H'ers competed in the seventh annual 4-H Youth Horse Jamboree April 8, 9 and 10 at the Iowa State Fairgrounds. Ten of the winners will represent Iowa 4-H at the 2006 Denver Horse Classic in January 2006.
Horse Jamboree contests give youth an opportunity to demonstrate their equine knowledge and skills. Event sponsors include the Iowa Horse Industry Council, Iowa State University Extension 4-H Youth Development and the Iowa 4-H Foundation.
Winners who will represent Iowa at the Denver Horse Classic include the top hippology and quiz bowl teams, along with the top individuals in both demonstration and public speaking.
The hippology contest showcases knowledge of and skill in equine science and husbandry. First place went to Mills County, scoring 765 points. Team members include Caitlin Buley, Kalyn Schaefer, Jennifer Patterson and Glenn Robinson. Team coach is Alicia Robinson.
Quiz bowl contestants answer one-on-one, toss-up and bonus questions in a timed situation. First place went to the Adair County team of Alecia Havens, Natasha Parrott, Anna Parrott and Brittney Winter. Team coach is Karen Havens.
Tyler Schwab of Benton County also earned his way to the Denver Classic with a demonstration entitled "How to Make a Horse Rope Halter." Korissa Hormann of Mitchell County also will represent Iowa in public speaking with her speech, "The Spiritual Enrichment of Horses."
Other winners can be found at: http://www.extension.iastate.edu/4H/Agriculture/currentevents.htm.
Carol Ouverson, Continuing Education and Communication Services, (515) 294-9640,