Hippology provides an opportunity for youth to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of horses and their care.
Students are tested through the use of slides, stations, judging and a written exam.
Horse Bowl is also another component of the competition. In Horse Bowl, teams compete against each other using buzzers to answer oral questions.
Hippology is divided into four categories by grade, including Novice (third- and fourth-grade), Junior (fifth- and sixth-grade), Intermediate (seventh- and eighth-grade) and Senior (ninth-grade and above).
The Clay County Novice team tied for first in Hippology, while the Junior team finished first, with Justine Smith placing first overall individually.
The Intermediate team placed second in Hippology, with Holli Jones finishing second as an individual.
Jacqueline Moore placed second overall in the Senior division.
In Horse Bowl, the Junior team tied for first-place with Owen County, and the Intermediate team won its competition.
Novice team members include Sarah Mann, Kasey Thiel and Julia Lakowsi, while Junior team members include McKenna Jones, Chyenne Burton, Kaci Jones and Justine Smith. Intermediate members are Holli Jones, Kascha Smith, Brooklyn Crowley and Paige Stevenson and Senior members are Jacqueline Moore and Hannah Stewart.
The teams will now compete at the State Competition at Purdue University, Saturday, March 27.