National Youth Activity Team Tournament Information

NYATT - What are these crazy initials?!   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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