Put your horsemanship knowledge to the test for a chance to win great prizes in the USHJA Horsemanship Quiz Challenge! The Horsemanship Quiz Challenge encourages education and recognizes young equestrians who have exceptional horsemanship knowledge. Advance through HQC Levels One and Two, which consist of online multiple-choice and true/false testing, to be eligible for selection for the HQC Nationals, which includes a written test and adds a hands-on practicum component to put the top scoring participants to the ultimate test.

Zoe Conlee Captures Overall Individual Gold, Team IHSA Captures Team Gold at 2014 USHJA Horsemanship Quiz Challenge Finals
Left to Right: Team Zone 1, silver; Cricket Stone, Youth Committee Chair; Team IHSA, gold; Kirstie Dobbs, Youth Committee Vice Chair; Team Zone 10, bronze. Photo Credit: Tricia Booker/USHJA Archives


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2015 Specifications

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Horsemanship Quiz Challenge—What You Need to Know:

  • Open to USHJA members who were not 21 years old prior to December 1 of the current competition year

  • Participant must score an 80 percent or above on the Level One Quiz to take the Level Two Quiz

  • Participant must score a 90 percent or above on the Level Two Quiz to be eligible for selection for HQC Nationals

  • Participant must register for and complete the Level One and Level Two Quizzes no later than September 1, 2015.

For more information on the Horsemanship Quiz Challenge, eligibility and requirements, please review the 2015 HQC Specifications.

The official study guide of the HQC covers topics that include horse identification, anatomy, nutrition, riding theory and welfare. The Horsemanship Study Guide is available to everyone interested in expanding their equine knowledge.

The Horsemanship Quiz Challenge is supported in part by a generous grant from the United States Equestrian Federation.

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