JEROMESVILLE -- Addison Nalle-Icenhour of Jeromesville has captured a spot on the Eastern Ohio Quarter Horse Youth Team (EOQH) for a second year.
The team will compete in the National Youth Activity Tournament (NYATT) during the All American Quarter Horse Congress in Columbus.
Team eligibility is a vigorous set of requirements before throwing a leg over their horse and entering the competition ring. Each member must complete volunteer hours, youth club participation, and assist in the club’s show operation.
The All American Quarter Horse Congress NYATT competition is just one of many educational opportunities. Youth can compete in horse judging, public speaking, and demonstration contest. The educational experience is rounded out with professional lecture and a demonstration series.
A youth equestrian event of this size draws national recruiters to scout talent for NCAA college teams and offer scholarships to excellent university and colleges.
EOQH is proud to support educational opportunities to club youth members at this level. However, each member must put in the work to be selected for the team.
Nalle-Icenhour's show partner is an American Quarter Horse, BigLeauge By Choice, owned and breed by Barbara Wallender of Wallender Quarter Horses. Addison will represented EOQH in English Equitation and Hunter Under Saddle.
“I can’t thank EOQH and the Wallender Family enough for giving me this opportunity,“ Nalle-Icenhour said. “Just a few months ago I didn’t have a show partner. I kept working my goal plan to complete the team requirement even with no horse. I understand what a blessing it is to even get into the competition ring. It has taken a lot of luck and grit to make the team.”
The EOQH NYATT has full slate of talented youth members for 2019 including Carolyn Craddock, Evie Drennen, Hannah Fox, Kami Kile, Kendall McClintock, Gracie Stingle, and Kayley White.