The Rhode Island Horseman's Association Incorporated (RIHA) was established to encourage and promote all horse activities in Rhode Island, and to join together the horsemen of Rhode Island in a cooperative interest in horse activities, especially in horse shows and breeding.

This website is an effort to display information related to the RIHA in a user-friendly fashion. For more information about the RIHA, please visit the links in the menu above. If you have a membership or point question, please go to the Contact Board of Directors page.

2018 Memberships

The online membership forms are not working temporarily. Please apply or renew your RIHA memberships by mail or at your next RIHA rated horse show. Our apologies for this inconvenience while we work on resolving the issue.

Members lists have been updated as of November 1, 2018.

Make sure you renew your RIHA memberships 2019. Please bring your PayPal receipt to horse shows as proof or renewal, or e-mail a copy to: rihapoints@rihorseman.com.

Board of Directors Opening

DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL November 1, 2018! We currently have an opening for the 2018 RIHA Board of Directors. This is a volunteer position. Interested candidates need to send a letter to the Nominating Chairperson, Camille Pepin. Letters can be emailed to judgecam2@aol.com or sent to 2 Deerfield Drive, North Smithfield, RI 02896. Please include in your letter why you would be an asset to the organization. Letters are due no later than November 1, 2018. We need Board members who are willing and able to donate their time, energy and ideas to keep our organization running strong and providing the best possible benefit to our members. Please keep in mind that our rulebook states:

The Board of Directors shall consist of people who adhere to the high principles of the association and who, in general, have demonstrated by example good citizenship in the general community. Criteria for board membership shall include, but is not limited to, high ethical and moral values; demonstration of loyalty to the "horse community"; strict adherence to the laws of the United States, the State of Rhode Island, and the municipalities; being financially responsible; and regular attendance at directors' meetings including service on committees when requested.

2018 Show Calendar

The Calendar page has been updated for the 2018 show season.

PLEASE NOTE - just the shows left in November count for for 2018 division points to get year-end awards!!!


Points are posted as of November 1, 2018. If there are stars (**) next to your name, you need to compete in at least one more RI show to have your points qualify for year end awards!!! If any of the information listed is incorrect or missing, or if you have any questions about the final point standings, please send an email to the Points Secretary.

Medal points have been updated for 2019 qualifiers through November 1, 2018. Please go to RI Finals 2019 Qualifiers page to view the Qualifier list.

2018 Rule Book

Click HERE to download and print the Rulebook that has been approved and will be in affect for the 2018 show season.

RI Finals Qualifications Change

Attention all Trainers, Exhibitors, Show Managers, Show Secretaries and Stewards! The RIEC Committee will continue the following new points-based qualification changes for 2019:

- 10 points will qualify an exhibitor to ride in the finals. (Instead of a win, or possible stand-by list invite.)
- All RIHA Medals will require three riders to complete the course for the class to fill and count. (Same as before.)
- Riders may continue to compete in medal class even after qualified. (Same as before.)
- Points awarded as follows: 1st - 10 points; 2nd - 6 points, 3rd - 4 points, 4th - 2 points.
- There will be no more stand-by list.


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