Team's knowledge of horses takes the prize.

Submitted to The Examiner

The Jackson County 4-H Senior Horse Bowl Team placed first in the State Horse Bowl Competition held in Columbia, Mo., on April 18.
Horse Bowl is a team competition that requires extensive knowledge of the horse in 12 categories including;
1) feeds and nutrition
2) breeding, genetics, and reproduction
3) anatomy
4) physiology
5) history and evolution
6) breeds, breed associations, colors and markings
7) training and psychology
8) horse showing
9) diseases and unsoundnesses
10) parasitiology
11) horse judging, conformation and gaits and
12) tack, equipment, and housing.
Four team members compete against four team members from each other participating county using buzzers and strict time constraints.
The winning Jackson County Senior Team (age requirement 14-18) consisted of: Nicole Bricker, Halle Wild, Alyssa Reynolds and Alex Alford.
On an individual basis Nicole Bricker ranked first, Halle Wild ranked third and Alyssa Reynolds ranked 7th in the state.
This team will represent Missouri in the Eastern National Competition in Louisville, Kentucky, Nov. 7.
The Jackson County Junior Horse Bowl Team (age requirement 8-13) placed second in the state. The Junior Team consisted of Lindsey Valdiviez, Haley Bruns, Erica Maize, Kylie Maize, and Mckayla Dickerson.
On an individual basis Lindsey Valdiviez placed second in the state.
The Jackson County 4-H Hippology Team also placed first in the State Hippology Competition held in Columbia on April 19. Hippology is also a competition that requires extensive knowledge of the 12 categories listed above.
In this competition knowledge is demonstrated by each individual identifying specific information from 125 unknown slides, taking a 50 question multiple choice test, judging two horse classes, and solving a hypothetical horse related problem as a team.
The winning Jackson County Senior Team consisted of Halle Wild, Alyssa Reynolds, Alex Alford, and Lauren Ashton. On an individual basis Halle Wild ranked first and Alyssa Reynolds ranked third in the state.
The Jackson County Junior Hippology Team placed third in the state. The Junior Team consisted of Lindsey Valdiviez, Haley Bruns, Erica Maize and Kylie Maize. On an individual basis Lindsey Valdiviez ranked first in the state.