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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.

RIHA Banquet of Champions

January 19th, 2019 held at Hilton in Providence, RI. 5:30 pm - Meeting, 6:00 pm - Cocktails, 6:30 pm - Dinner. RSVP due by January 10, 2019. (See Banquet Newsletter.)
We are looking for raffle donations! Do you own a barn, business, or provide some other service that you would like to have promoted at the banquet? Donate a item for the banquet raffle! Examples are: Barn basket of goodies; $25 off horse show entries; braiding, body clipping, horse laundry services; outside of the equestrian world: car detailing, dog grooming services, etc!
NEW this year at the banquet! We are looking for banquet sponsors! Also we will have a membership contest at the banquet. See the banquet program for details on both!
Look at all the raffle prize possible to win! (You have to be there!) Yet another reason to come out and enjoy the night!
Equine Detailing....full equine body clip (up to value of $175) *** URE Outfitters....$25 gift certificate *** URE Outfitters....$25 gift certificate *** Brunelle Chiropractic....Athletic Performance Assessment (value $250) *** CSS Equine Services...full equine body clip (value $125) *** Grooming Tails....bag of dog goodies and a $50 gift certificate (value $95) *** Tio Matteo's & Greenwich Bay Gourmet....$20 gift certificate *** Naughty Pony Laundry Services....gift card *** Michelle Fallon...full equine body clip (value $175) *** Express Embroidery....$20 gift card with a Dover saddle pad (value $40) *** Dover Saddlery...$10 gift card with Dover saddle pad (value $30) *** Dover Saddlery...$10 gift card with various grooming products (value $20) *** Dover Saddlery...$10 gift card with various grooming products (value $20) *** Hack N' Livery...$20 gift certificate *** Allies Tack & Feed...(to be determined) *** Frederickson' s Farm....(to be determined) *** Tibri...Gift Certificate for three lessons OR three days of kids camp (value $300). *** Jess Windhurst Photography...(to be determined) *** Girl's Pony Jewelry Box & more...(value $25) *** Equine throw blanket...(value $25) *** Equine throw blanket...(value $25)

2019 Memberships

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

Equine lists have been updated as of November 20, 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

We currently have openings for the 2019 RIHA Board of Directors. As no letters of interest were received prior to the December 31 deadline, the committee will be accepting letters until February 15, 2019. Any letters that are/were sent in before February 15 will be considered. 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. 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 program for Claddagh Winter show series, held at Sandy Point Stables, can be found here: Claddah Farm Horse Show (at Sandy Point) Prize List. The entry form can be found here: Claddagh Farm (at Sandy Point) Entry Form.

NEW for 2019!!! The RIEC and RIHA are thrilled to announce that the 2019 RI Equitation Championships will be held at a new venue at Tibri, in Chepachet, RI. We extend our gratitude to the Dotoli and Pieters family on opening up their farm to our cherished finals. We are looking forward to a wonderful finals this year.

Also NEW for 2019!!! Besides the location change, the RI Finals will now be held over 2 days! Day 1 will include a short stirrup finals and a 2' division finals. The only qualification to ride in Day 1's finals is to be a RIHA member. There will also be a warm-up on Day 1. Day 2 will be held in the same format as past RI Finals. More details and specifics coming soon!

Points

Points have been corrected as of December 1, 2018. Please check your points because they will become FINAL on December 31, 2018! Changes will NOT be made after that date. 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 20, 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

NEW for RI Medal Qualifiying Classes starting December 1, 2018:
***** Any RIHA show may offer two of each RIHA medals qualifying class on the same day *****
Also:
*****Shows will be allowed to combine certain medal classes: - "If there is not a minimum of riders of either or both of the RIHA Junior Medal or RIHA Adult Amateur Medal qualifying class, the show can combine to meet the rider requirement" - "If there is not a minimum of riders of either or both of the RIHA Junior Mini Medal or RIHA Adult Amateur Mini Medal qualifying class, the show can combine to meet the rider requirement" *****

           

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