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2/26/2011 - State 4-H Horse Bowl

State 4-H Horse Bowl

Twelve Cumberland 4-H members will compete in the New Jersey State 4-H Horse Bowl Contest on Saturday, February 26 in Burlington County.

The team members have been studying for the past 3 months horse-related material including conformation, diseases, feed and nutrition, reproduction, anatomy and physiology, horse management, tack and equipment, showing, breed characteristics and trivia in preparation for the event.

Cumberland 4-H Horse Bowl team members are Tabitha Camp, Colleen and Maegan Curry, Katee, Kelsey and William Dayoc, Nikayla Hetzell, Heather Koering, Olivia Moore, Samantha Newkirk, Hannah Ricci, Rachael Ricci, Nicloe Smith, Ireland Styring and Brittany Weir.

4-H Horse Bowl program is very educational and is similar to the college bowls on television. Much of the material and questions used is directly-related to information studied in biology, physiology and chemistry classes in school and it gives students practical applications for this material. Many body functions, anatomy, physiology, reproduction and genetics are basically the same in man as in a horse, so members become very knowledgeable in these areas and often go on to study in the medical or veterinarian fields.

The Cumberland County 4-H Program is part of Rutgers Cooperative Extension, a unit of the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station. 4-H educational programs are offered to all youth, grades K-13 (one year out of high school) on an age appropriate basis without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation or disability.

4-H is a community of young people across America learning leadership, citizenship and life skills!
For more information about the 4-H horse project, contact the 4-H Center (856/451-2800 ext. #3).


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