4-H hippology contest winners named in North Dakota

North Dakota State University Extension
Farm Forum

4-H teams from Pierce, Grand Forks and Ward counties in North Dakota took first place in their respective divisions of the Winter Show hippology contest held at Valley City State University.

They were among four junior teams, eight intermediate teams and four senior teams who competed.

Hippology is an intense competition combining a 50-question exam, two horse judging classes, 50 station identification questions and a team activity in which they are handed a scenario (with 10 minutes to prepare) and present orally to an official judge how they would respond to that scenario. The criteria for the team problem include organization and presentation, team participation, supporting ideas and completeness of their answer.

Junior top three hippology teams

  • First — Pierce County.
  • Second — Griggs County.
  • Third — Ransom County.
Intermediate top three hippology teams
  • First — Grand Forks County.
  • Second — Ransom County.
  • Third — Mountrail County team two.
Senior top three hippology teams
  • First — Ward County.
  • Second — Pierce County.
  • Third — Sargent County.
Top 10 senior individuals and their scores
  • First — Kari Fuhrman, Sargent County, 231.
  • Second — Mikaela Woodruff, Ward County, 230.
  • Third — Kendra Leier, Pierce County, 223.
  • Fourth — Kendra Cleghorn, Stutsman County, 210.
  • Fifth — Anne Schauer, Ward County, 209.
  • Sixth — Emily Fannik, Ward County, 206.
  • Seventh — Joey Wolf, Pierce County, 204.
  • Eighth — Tianna Dwyer, Pierce County, 186.
  • Ninth — Olivia Lebrun, Ward County, 184.
  • 10th — Baylee Lura, Sargent County, 183.

For more detailed results on the Winter Show hippology contest, visit the results page at https://www.JudgingCard.com.

“North Dakota 4-H is incredibly proud of all who participated in this contest,” says Leigh Ann Skurupey, interim chair of the North Dakota State University Extension Center for 4-H Youth Development and a 4-H youth development specialist in animal and equine sciences. “The dedication, team work, public speaking skills and courage it takes to prepare for this kind of contest are invaluable.”

The Pierce County 4-H team took first place in the junior division of the Winter Show hippology contest. Pictured are, from left, Addi Mack, Elizabeth Hurly and Morgan Scherr.
The Grand Forks County 4-H team took first place in the intermediate division of the Winter Show hippology contest. Pictured are, from left, Faith Krebs, Brooklyn Steen and Hannah Steen.
The Ward County 4-H team took first place in the senior division of the Winter Show hippology contest. Pictured are, from left, Olivia Lebrun, Emily Fannik, Mikaela Woodruff and Anne Schauer.