The Southern Ohio Quarter Horse Youth Association is very active and allows youth from Southern Ohio to get together and be a part of a group. Our advisor is Cami Claypool. We have monthly meetings to discuss things like; fundraisers, youth show, and our NYATT team. Our meetings aren’t like any usual meeting either; we usually have dinner and play a game at the beginning of it too!

Officers & Directors

Bridgett White

Vice President
Kayla Tomilson

Paulina Martz

Aubrey Davis

Madison Hashman

Trey Schwab . Caitlyn Colvin . Allie Stein . Ashton Krutalis . Bethany Reiterman . Luke Turner

Colton McClure . Lucy Eier . Austin Davis . Reagan Preist . Cassandra Priest . Olivia Tordoff

Youth Advisor
Cami Claypool (330) 242-1833

Youth Scholarship Challenge Sponsors

The Martz Family
Wild Oats Farm
Claypool Ranch
Finks Harley Davidson



We hold many fundraisers that support our NYATT team and the youth year end awards. One of our main fundraisers is our Youth Show held every year in April. It is a four judge, two day show.

***Download the SOQHA NYATT Information Sheet***

 Each year SOQHYA sends a team to compete in the National Youth Activity Team Tournament (NYATT) at the All American Quarter Horse Congress. SOQHYA pays for the entries, a new outfit, and gives monies towards the stall/expenses for each youth.  We place an ad in the Congress Souvenir program in support of our NYATT team and do a team photo at Congress.  It is a great experience and we have fun with it each and every year!

2014 SOQHYA NYATT Approved Show List
March 27-30 SOQHA Winter Circuit – Wilmington (6)
April 12-13 SOQHA Youth Show – Wilmington (6)
April 19-20 EOQHA – Columbus (4)
May 10-11 EOQHA – Columbus (4)
June 28-29 OMI – Findlay (3)
July 19-20 The Litle Buckeye – Sunbury (3)

2013 SOQHA NYATT Team Photo


Name: Paulina Martz
Grade & School: I am a sophomore at The Columbus Academy
Hometown: Columbus, OH
Current horse: OnlyTheBestChocolate, Lets Shake Em Up
Events showing in: Western Pleasure, Trail, Performance Halter
Years riding: 4 years
Favorite class to show in: I love Trail the most
Favorite show: I really enjoy the Youth World Show, because you get to meet a lot of people, from all over the country, who love showing and horses as much as you do.  Along with that, I think it’s awesome to compete with the best of the best.  It challenges you like no other show.
Other interests: I am very involved in my school’s Dramatic Arts program.  I perform as well as work backstage.  I also take Piano and Voice lessons.
Greatest accomplishment: Winning the Performance Halter Mares at the Youth World this past year.  I put a lot of hard work into my class and was very proud of the work my horse, OnlyTheBestChocolate, and I accomplished.
Favorite movie: Thats tough because I’m a movie geek. My favorite genres include action/fantasy and comedy.
Favorite type of music: Both show tunes and alternative/pop music, but I really love all types.
Interesting Fact About You: Even though I look very much like my parents, I was adopted at 18 months from Albania.  Also, I have an irrational fear of birds.
Who is your hero and why: A hero is hard to pick, but I would like to have the ability to help as many people as Mother Teresa, a fellow Albanian.
Name: Anneleise Rose Ritzi
Grade & School: Sophomore at Troy Christian High School
Hometown: Troy, OH
Current horse: Man I’m Sassy
Events Showing in: Showmanship, Horsemanship, Trail, Western Riding, Pleasure, and Equitation
Years riding: 8
Favorite class to show in: Showmanship
Favorite show: Congress because it features a wide variety of classes and exhibitors from all over.
Other interests: Reading and 4H
Greatest Accomplishment: Receiving 14th place in Novice 14-18 Showmanship at the All American Quarter Horse Congress
Favorite Movie: Funny Girl
Favorite type of music: Rock
Interesting Fact About You: My lucky number is three.
Who is your hero and why: My heroes are my parents, Steven and Kerice Ritzi, because they are supportive of my goals and have helped me achieve most of my dreams.