About the Horse Skillathon

The Horse Skillathon is an innovative contest designed for students to showcase their knowledge of horses and the horse industry. Contestants apply their book knowledge during a written exam and then perform tasks at hands-on stations. Finally, during a speech round they demonstrate their ability to communicate knowledge of industry issues. The Horse Skillathon is an exciting way for horse enthused students to demonstrate their talents and horse knowledge in a competitive event.


Specific questions related to the Horse Skillathon may be sent to horse@sarodeo.com.

For the Contestants

  • Each contestant must be a member of Texas 4-H or FFA.
  • The contest will be divided into three divisions based on the contestant's age as of August 31, 2017.
    • Junior Division: 8-10 years old
    • Intermediate Division: 11-13 years old
    • Senior Division: 14-18 years old
  • Entry Deadline
    • Mail-In: January 15, 2018
    • Online: January 25, 2018

Contest Material

Horse Skillathon Resource List

2017 Results

Junior Results - Saturday, February 19
Intermediate Results - Saturday, February 19
Senior Results- Saturday, February 19

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