National Youth Activity Team Tournament
Presented by NSBA Smart Points
The All American Quarter Horse Congress hosts the largest National Youth Team Tournament competition in the world. The National Youth Activity Team Tournament (NYATT) will be held Sunday, October 20th, 2019. It brings together many youth from state and regional Quarter Horse associations across the U.S. and Canada.
Teams consist of one to fourteen members and must be sponsored by a state or regional Quarter Horse Association. Youth associations are not permitted to sponsor Teams. Teams must be endorsed by their state affiliate. Teams may participate in the following seven classes: Barrel Racing, Horsemanship, Hunt Seat Equitation, Hunter Under Saddle, Reining, Showmanship, and Western Pleasure. A maximum of two team members may complete in any one class.
Only contestants 18 years or younger as of January 1 showing registered Quarter Horses and sponsored by a state or regional Quarter Horse association may compete. Individual contestants may compete in two classes. Only two contestants from each association may complete in any one class, the same contestant may compete in no more than two classes.
NYATT Western Horsemanship, Hunt Seat Equitation, Hunter Under Saddle, Showmanship and Western Pleasure classes are dual-approved by NSBA. Contact your NYATT advisor for entry information.
NYATT Awards will be presented immediately following the last NYATT class.
Awards will be presented to the top 10 teams in Division I and Division II.
The Top 15 places in each class receive awards and points.
Youth interested in competing 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 must be made on a separate NYATT-specific entry form that is available from the OQHA office. Team advisors should also contact OQHA for any additional information.
Entries are due August 25th.
A copy of the horse’s registration papers must be included, meeting AQHA ownership requirements as of August 25th, 2019.
For additional information, please contact:
614-505-7200 ext 127
The Ohio Quarter Horse Association introduced the addition of Division I and Division II in 2018 and will continue at the 2019 All American Quarter Horse Congress NYATT awards ceremony.
“Historically smaller teams have not been able to compete with the larger teams for first place as a team showing in seven classes had no way to compete with a team showing in all 14 classes,” said Candi Fites, NYATT committee chair. “We anticipate this change will greatly level the playing field.”
How it will work:
- Teams will be categorized Division I or Division II. (For awards ceremony only)
- Division I is a team that enters 8-14 NYATT classes by the entry deadline.
- Division II is a team that enters 1-7 NYATT classes by the entry deadline.
- Each division will compete for separate division awards. All members of the 1st place team in both divisions will receive a Congress trophy and medallion, all members of 2nd through 10th place teams in both divisions will receive medallions.
The actual class procedure, placings and other requirements will remain the same, Fites said.
The only change will be the tabulation of points divided by Divisions for final awards.
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