The mission of the USHJA Horsemanship Quiz Challenge is to educate and recognize young equestrians who have exceptional horsemanship knowledge. Quiz Levels One, Two and the HQC Nationals test horsemanship knowledge, using a multiple-choice and true/false test with an additional hands-on practicum component incorporated into the HQC Nationals. The goal of this program is to ignite passion for advancing horsemanship knowledge and make it an integral part of equestrian life.

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


2014 HQC Finals

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2015 Specifications

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.

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