The 2013 Horsemanship Quiz Challenge Finals, presented by Sweet Briar College, begins this week on November 15-17, 2013, in conjunction with the 2013 Emerging Athletes Program National Training Session. This year's HQC Finals' host is the University of Findlay. The Finals will be held at the James L. Child, Jr. Equestrian Complex on the University grounds.
Horsemanship is an important component of the EAP; therefore, as a portion of the HQC Finals experience, finalists will have the opportunity to audit the intensive riding sessions scheduled during EAP Nationals with Lead Clinician, Olympian Peter Wylde. Additional seminars covering topics such as veterinary care, trimming and shoeing, saddle-fitting, and nutrition may be offered. All finalists will participate in a mock hands-on practicum to test their current knowledge of various horsemanship and stable management applications.
Following all exams, the highest-scoring zone team and highest-scoring individual finalist are named the overall winners of the HQC Finals. Each winner receives a gold medal, a Charles Owen helmet and a $1,000 grant from the USHJA Foundation for training and education. The second place zone team and individual receive a silver medal, and the third place team and individual receive a bronze medal.
USHJA congratulates all the participants on their success and wishes them all the best at the Horsemanship Quiz Challenge Finals.
The HQC Finals is supported in part by a generous grant from the United States Equestrian Federation.
To learn more about the Horsemanship Quiz Challenge please visit our website or contact Carrie Vaught at (859) 225-6703.