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.)
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.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:
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 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:
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