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Reference Books for Horsebowl & Hippology

References and Study Materials

Listed below are all Horse Bowl and Hippology references that are approved for the North Carolina State 4-H Horse Program Educational Contests. The citation abbreviation is listed next to each source in parentheses.

All vendor information that is listed after each source is the most current information that we have available. If any of this information changes, please let our staff know.

Please make certain that you are using references that are approved for the specific age division that you plan on competing in. Senior and Mixed Division references differ from those at the Junior Level. All sources listed are to be used at the district, state, and national level.

Hippology Senior Division Sources and Horse Bowl Senior and Mixed Division Sources

Illustrated Dictionary of Equine Terms (NEWHOR)
New Horizons Education Center, Inc.
Alpine Publications, PO Box 7027
Loveland, CO 80537
Phone: 1-(800)-777-7257
Fax: 1-(970)-667-9157
To purchase online, please visit the following website:
http://www.alpinepub.com/
Horse Anatomy: A Coloring Atlas, 2nd Edition (KAINER)
Authors: Robert A. Kainer and Thomas O. McCracken
Alpine Publications, PO Box 7027
Loveland, CO 80537
Phone: 1-(970)-667-2017
To purchase online, please visit the following website:
http://www.alpinepub.com/
The Horse, 2nd Edition (Evans2nd)
Authors: J. Warren Evans, Anthony Borton, Harold Hintz, L. Dale Van Vleck
Freeman and Company
660 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94104
A special price may be available if ordered from publisher.
Phone: 1-(414)-391-5870 DISCONTINUED AS A REFERENCE EFFECTIVE 2019
Horse Industry Handbook (AYHC HIH)
Author:
 the American Youth Horse Council
American Youth Horse Council
4093-A Iron Works Pike
Lexington, KY 40511-8434
Phone: 1-(800)-879-2942
To purchase online, please visit the following website: http://www.ayhc.com/shop
Note: this source is updated frequently, so please make sure to buy the supplemental additions
Feeding and Care of the Horse, 2nd Edition (Lewis2nd)
Authors: Lon D. Lewis, Anthony Knight, Bart Lewis, Corey Lewis
Williams and Wilkens, PO Box 196
Baltimore. MD 21298-9724
Phone: 1-(800)-638-0672
AYHC Horse Smarts (AYHC HS)
Author: 
the American Youth Horse Council
American Youth Horse Council
4093-A Iron Works Pike
Lexington, KY 40511-8434
Phone: 1-(800)-879-2942
To purchase online, please visit the following website:
http://www.ayhc.com/AYHC_Store.html
  Equine Science: Basic Knowledge for Horse People of All Ages (GRIFFITHS)
Author:
 Jean T. Griffiths
Equine Network
656 Quince Orchard Road, #600
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Phone: 1-(301)-977-3900
To purchase online, please visit the following website:

Hippology Junior Division Sources and Horse Bowl Junior Division Sources

Please be mindful that in the Junior Division, the Horses and Horsemanship & Horse Science references are the 2001 editions. They both have green covers and have a clover on the front with the statement “Revised and Expanded by Ray J. Antoniewicz”. It appears many are still using the old editions that have a blue and green cover. 

North Carolina 4-H Horse Program Rules & Regulations Manual (4-HR&R)

North Carolina 4-H Horse Program Introductory Horse Judging Manual (4-HJM)

NC 4-H Horse Manual

  Horses and Horsemanship, 2001 Edition (H&H2001)
Author: National 4-H Council, revised and expanded by Ray J. Antoniewicz
National 4-H Council
7100 Connecticut Avenue
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
To purchase online, please visit the following website:  https://shop4-h.org/products/horse-program-curriculum-set-of-2
Horse Science, 2001 Edition (HS2001)
Author: National 4-H Council, revised and expanded by Ray J. Antoniewicz
National 4-H Council
7100 Connecticut Avenue
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
To purchase online, please visit the following website:
https://shop4-h.org/products/horse-program-curriculum-set-of-2
 Illustrated Dictionary of Equine Terms (NEWHOR)
New Horizons Education Center, Inc.
Alpine Publications, PO Box 7027
Loveland, CO 80537
Phone: 1-(800)-777-7257
Fax: 1-(970)-667-9157
To purchase online, please visit the following website:
http://www.alpinepub.com/
Beginning Horsemanship (BH)
Author: Jennifer Leach
Washington State University Cooperative Extension
To obtain online, please visit this website: Beginning Horsemanship
AYHC Horse Smarts (AYHC HS)
Author: the American Youth Horse Council
American Youth Horse Council
4093-A Iron Works Pike
Lexington, KY 40511-8434
Phone: 1-(800)-879-2942
To purchase online, please visit the following website:
http://www.ayhc.com/shop
Equine Science: Basic Knowledge for Horse People of All Ages (Griffiths)
Author: Jean T. Griffiths
Equine Network
656 Quince Orchard Road, #600
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Phone: 1-(301)-977-3900

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Photo of Lori StroudLori StroudExtension Asst. - Horse Husbandry (919) 515-5788 llstroud@ncsu.eduAnimal Science - NC State University
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