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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.

2017 Points Updates

YEAR-END Equitation and non-equitiation points have been CORRECTED through December 28th. As of December 31st the 2017 points are now final.

Members lists have been updated as of December 1st.

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

RIHA Banquet of Champions

January 20th, 2018 held at Quidnessett Country Club in North Kingstown, RI. 5:30 pm - Meeting, 6:00 pm - Cocktails, 6:30 pm - Dinner. RSVP due by January 11, 2018. (See Banquet Newsletter.)

2018 Memberships

Make sure you renew your RIHA memberships 2018. 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 JANUARY 12, 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 January 12, 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.

The Claddagh Farm Horse Show can be entered online at www.horseshowing.com or the Prize List and Entry Form can be found here: Claddah Farm 2018 Prize List and Claddagh Farm 2018 Entry Form.

2017 Rule Changes

Click HERE to download and print the Rulebook changes that have been approved and will be in affect for the 2017 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 2018:

- 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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