Putnam County 4-H Horse Group Competition

Putnam County 4-H News

by Trent Jones

UT Extension Agent


Putnam County 4-H Horse Group Successful at Regional Competition


Putnam County 4-H members recently competed in the Central Region Hippology Contest on January 21, 2017 in Lebanon on the Cumberland University Campus.

Putnam County’s Junior Hippology team (4th & 5th grades) consisted of Evelyn Jones, Mallory Johnson and Ashley Shaw. This team placed 2nd in the Junior division.  Teyha Howell also competed as a Jr. High Individual member.  Evelyn placed 7th place individual, Ashley was 9th, and Mallory was 15th high individual in the Junior Division.  Their placings earned them the right to represent Putnam County at the State 4-H Hippology contest to be held in Knoxville on February 25th.

So what is HIPPOLOGY?  Does this word sound Greek to you? Well it is – “Hippo” is the Greek word for horse and “ology” means the study of. The Hippology Contest is a team contest consisting of three or four members with teams being divided into three age divisions.

Congratulations to all these 4-H’ers for their dedication and interest in the horse project. Anyone interested in horses is encouraged to join this active group of 4-H’ers.  Many fun and exciting activities are planned to prepare the horse project group for the upcoming Regional Horse Judging Contest as well as other horse related events. We will begin meeting to prepare for Horse Judging on February 16th and 21st at the Putnam County Extension Office.  You do not have to own a horse to join, just have a love for them!

For further information relating to any of the many 4-H activities, events and projects, please contact the Putnam County Extension Office at 526-4561.

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Putnam County 4-H’ers competed in the Central Region Hippology Contest on the Cumberland University campus on January 21, 2017. They are pictured as follows, left to right: Mallory Johnson, Evelyn Jones, Ashley Shaw, and Teyha Howell.