Horse Communication

The NYS 4-H Horse Communications contest is an event for qualifying youth to compete and show off communications and public speaking skills. The event is centered around the horse world, encompassing a wide variety of topics. As this is a state level event, youth will be evaluated at a high level with constructive comments offered to help youth improve. The NYS 4-H Horse Communications Program is one of our most beneficial programs as it allows youth to learn and practice public speaking skills that can be used in the future.

How to get involved:

  1. Become a 4-H member at your local county office
  2. Contact your local 4-H county educator
  3. Join a Hippology team, or study as an individual
  4. For more information you can also contact jms943 [at] (Jessica Tyson), NYS 4-H Horse Educational Events Coordinator

2022 NYS 4-H Horse Program Communications Contest Information

Date & Time

Tentative: Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 9am

Bring your own lunch, snacks, and drink.

Registration & Deadlines

Registration opens on February 15, 2022 and ends on April 30, 2022. Only CCE County Educator or staff will be able to register youth via the CCE Event Registration for Programs portal. Registration for this event is online only. Register youth for Individual Presentations and Public Speaking here. For Team Presentation, register youth here.

Location & Parking

Contest held at Dept. of Animal Science, Frank Morrison Hall, Cornell University

Parking in the South Frank Morrison Parking Lot

Qualifying & Awards

Any youth selected by their region is eligible to complete at the state contest. Youth may compete in one of the following categories: public speaking, individual presentations, or team presentations.

Each participate will receive a rosette and certificate. The top seniors competing in public speaking, individual presentation, and team presentation will be asked to join the NYS 4-H Horse Nationals Team and will travel to Louisville, KY, to compete at the Eastern National 4-H Horse Roundup.

For more information

Sarah Wilhelm, NYS 4-H Horse Communication Chairperson, at sab423 [at]