OQHYA Congress NYATT Team

OQHA is proud to announce their 2017 Congress NYATT Team!

Showmanship - Ellexxah Maxwell & Cora Wyers
Barrels - Colin Robinson & Maggie Cain
Reining - Caleb Sturgeon & Isabella Tesmer
Hunter Under Saddle - Olivia Tordoff & Ashton Krutulis
Hunt Seat Equitation - Lauren Carnahan & Kalee Lohr
Western Pleasure - Gavin Patterson & Halie Harner
Horsemanship - Marley Mainwaring & Emma Brown


The National Youth Activity Team Tournament (NYATT) is the most popular youth event at the All American Quarter Horse Congress. It is the largest team tournamet in the nation, bringing together nearly 63 teams and 374 youth from state and regional Quarter Horse associations across the country.

Each state and regional Quarter Horse association is responsible for gathering their own team. Associations must have a minimum of four team members to participate in the contest, with no more than two members competing in each of the NYATT classes. The classes that are part of the NYATT include Barrel Racing, Western Horsemanship, Hunt Seat Equitation, Hunter Under Saddle, Reining, Showmanship and Western Pleasure.

Medallions are awarded to the top fifteen individuals in each class, with class winners receiving the coveted Don Bell All American bronze trophy. In addition, all members of the top six teams overall receive Don Bell All American trophies. To determine team standings, points are awarded for each individual’s efforts in every class, with first place receiving fifteen points, second place receiving fourteen, and so on.


OQHA In-State Qualifying Guidelines

Qualifying Period

March 1, 2017 - July 31, 2017


  • Must be a current OQHA member in good standings
  • Attend at least 2 OQHYA board meetings between January 1 - July 1
  • Place at a minimum of 3 OQHA approved shows
  • Accumulate at least a total of 10 points in each class
  • Points calculated on exhibitors 10 best shows during the qualifying period
  • Must reside in Ohio, or have an approved hardship on file with AQHA by May 1, 2017


These guidelines will follow current Ohio Quarter Horse Association points, rules and regulation as outlined in the current OQHA Official Rulebook.