National Youth Activity Team Tournament Information

What are these crazy initials - NYATT   NYATT stands for National Youth Activity Team Tournament. NYATT is a tournament for state and regional Quarter Horse youth teams to participate at the Congress in friendly competition. NYATT events at the Congress are not AQHA-approved. More than 650 Quarter Horse youth members from all over the U.S. and Canada work hard to represent their association at the NYATT Competition.  Nearly 100 teams will have two members competing in Showmanship, Horsemanship, Western Pleasure, Hunter Under Saddle, Reining and Barrel Racing.  

Associations must have at least four youth members who are 18 years of age and younger (as of January 1) to form a NYATT Team.  Only contestants that are sponsored by an association affiliated with AQHA and/or recognized by the NYATT committee, are eligible to show in NYATT events.

The top ten places in each NYATT event will receive awards and team points. First place receives ten points, second nine points, and so on. The top six overall teams will receive NYATT tournament trophies. The winners of each class receive awards, and the top ten youth in each event receive medallions.  Team Ties are broken according to three tie-breaker rules:

1) the team placing in the largest number of events
2) the team with the highest number of class wins, seconds, etc., and
3) the fastest time between the tied teams in the NYATT barrel racing.

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If you are interested in becoming more involved with your club, contact our Youth Advisor, Mrs. Heather Yearty Happel.

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Youth History>>>


Congratulations Kristen Urbanavage and Zippos Gold Medalist!  2013 Reserve Dixie Nationals Champions in Novice Youth Trail and 8th overall in Novice Hunt Seat Equitation.


Congratulations to Haley Marshall and Hes Worth The Wait on their
Reserve Dixie National Champion in Novice Youth Equitation.


Congratulations to Katlin Ward and RV Radical Revolution!! 2013 Dixie National Reserve Novice Youth All Around- Top 5 in Youth Aged Geldings, Nov Youth SMS, HMS, and Equitation, Top 10 Nov Youth HUS.


Congratulate to Mary Judith Vernon and Hobby Man on winning the Novice Youth All-Around at the Dixie National.  She placed 3rd overall in NY Trail, 5th overall in NY Showmanship, 8th overall in NY Horsemanship, 3rd overall in Equitation.  She also was 3rd overall in 14-18 Trail, 8th overall in 14-18 Showmanship, 9th overall in 14-18 Horsemanship.

Taylor Clark, Mallory Hargrove, Brook Hazel and Clay Arrington at the
2012 All American Quarter Horse Congress

2012 Team members:  Clay Arrington, Taylor Clark, Brooke Hazel and Mallory Hargrove

2012 Team members:  Clay Arrington, Taylor Clark, Brooke Hazel and Mallory Hargrove