The National Youth Activity Team Tournament (NYATT) is the most popular youth event at the All American Quarter Horse Congress. State and regional Quarter Horse Associations across the U.S. and Canada form teams consisting of at least four youth that compete in Barrel Racing, Horsemanship, Hunter Under Saddle, Reining, Showmanship and Western Pleasure.
2013 Overall NYATT Teams
1st – River Cities Quarter Horse Association with 39 points
2nd – Kansas Quarter Horse Association with 38 points
3rd – Indiana Quarter Horse Assocation with 34 points
4th – Texas Quarter Horse Assocation with 24 points
5th – Washington State Quarter Horse Assocation with 21 points
6th – Michigan Great Lakes Quarter Horse Assocation with 13 points
7th – Minnesota Quarter Horse Racing Association with 10 points
8th – North Carolina Quarter Horse Association with 10 points
9th – Ohio Quarter Horse Association with 10 points
10th – Massachusetts Quarter Horse Association with 10 points
Only contestants 18 years of age and younger (as of January 1st), that are sponsored by an association affiliated with AQHA and/or recognized by the NYATT committee, are eligible to show in NYATT events. Teams must consist of a minimum of four youth members and a maximum of 12 members, with no more than two members competing in each of the NYATT classes.
How to Enter
Youth wishing to compete should contact their state, provincial or regional Quarter Horse association’s youth advisor regarding entry fees and additional team requirement information. Entries are accepted only from youth team advisors, and are due August 25th. These entries must be made on a separate NYATT-specific entry form that is available from the NYATT Coordinator, Lisa Martin, at (740) 943-2346, ext. 121 or LMartin@oqha.com. Team advisors should also contact Lisa for any additional information. Download the Official 2014 NYATT Guidelines here.
The top fifteen places in each event receive awards and points. First place receives fifteen points, second fourteen points, and so on. The top six overall teams will receive tournament trophies. The winners of each class receive awards, and the top fifteen youth in each event receive medallions.