The Horse Bowl, Hippology and Horse Judging contests are held each year at both the local and state levels. Each county or region holds these competitions in the fall or winter to select both a junior and senior team to compete at State 4-H Horse Round Up, usually held in April. Once selected the county teams study and practice to prepare for state competition. Senior age 4-H members, ages 14-18, compete for one of the four slots on the State Horse Bowl, Hippology or Horse Judging team. These state teams will represent the Massachusetts 4-H Horse Program at the Eastern National 4-H Horse Round Up in Louisville, Kentucky in November. In addition to Horse Bowl, Hippology and Horse Judging, a Communications team is also selected at the State Visual Presentation Day. The cost of the trip to Kentucky is funded in large part by the Massachusetts 4-H Foundation.