Young equestrians encouraged to put horsemanship knowledge to the test for a chance to earn great prizes and compete at HQC Nationals
Lexington, Ky.— –August 27, 2018 — -The deadline to participate in the 2018 USHJA Horsemanship Quiz Challenge, presented by The Plaid Horse, is Saturday, September 1. Equestrians, ages 21 and under, are encouraged to take the online quiz challenge for a chance to compete at the 2018 USHJA Horsemanship Quiz Challenge Nationals, a multi-phase event where finalists can earn grant money, prizes, and participate in a variety of hands-on educational seminars.
Already, more than 300 young equestrians have completed the Level One Quiz, and more than 90 have completed the Level Two Quiz. Of those who score a 90 percent or higher on Level Two, 24 will be invited to compete at the prestigious HQC Nationals, which runs alongside the USHJA Emerging Athletes Program National Training Session and includes in-person horsemanship education, the opportunity to audit the EAP session, and a chance to win great prizes and grant money.
The University of Findlay will play host to the 2018 HQC Nationals, November 9-11, in Findlay, Ohio. The competition consists of a written exam, a horsemanship/identification exam, and a final hands-on practicum that requires participants to demonstrate their mastery of practical horsemanship knowledge. The overall champion will receive a $2,000 grant for training and education, provided by the USHJA Foundation, a Charles Owen helmet, a CWD halter, a pair of Parlanti International paddock boots and a gold medal. Reserve champion will receive a $1,500 grant, a Charles Owen helmet and a silver medal. Third overall will receive a $500 grant, a Charles Owen helmet and a bronze medal. Additional awards will be given to the highest scoring individuals in each phase of testing.