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ATTENTION Adult Riders and Show Managment:
With the newly created "Low Adult Amateur Hunter" division by the USHJA, there has been some confusion around the difference between that and the "Modified Adult Hunter" division, as the specifications are different for each. For 2023, RIHA will point BOTH as separate divisions for year-end awards. The specs for each are as follows:
MODIFIED ADULT AMATEUR HUNTER DIVISION
Open to Amateur riders 18 years of age or older who, as of December 1st of the current show year, have not won six blue ribbons at any Recognized Show in Adult or Junior Equitation classes, including Adult or Junior Medal classes, but excluding Modified Adult classes. Amateurs who have won six blue ribbons are eligible for Modified Adult if, as of December 1st of the current show year, they have not shown in classes with fences 3’0” or higher within the past five show years. Fences not to exceed 2’6”. Riders in this division cannot show in any other recognized classes at the same show where fences exceed 2’6”.
LOW ADULT AMATEUR HUNTER
Open to exhibitors who have reached their 18th birthday as of December 1st of the current competition year. Riders may not cross enter into any class or section where fences exceed 2’9” at the same competition (Exception 3’0” Equitation). Fence height is 2'6". Not required to jog for soundness. The Low Adult Amateur Hunter section may be combined with the Low Children's Hunter section when there are fewer than four (4) entries in either section.
Please check the Membership List page for the latest list of RIHA members!
Please check the Equine List page for the latest list of registered horses!
Make sure you renew your RIHA memberships 2023. Please bring your PayPal receipt to horse shows as proof or renewal, or e-mail a copy to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
2022/2023 Show Calendar
The Calendar page has been updated for the 2022/2023 show season.
The RIHA board has voted to allow any out-of-state horse show within 12 miles of the Rhode Island Board to run RI Medal Classes at their horse show!
Guidelines for running RI Medals Out of State
2023 Points can be found: RI Points. A star (*) next to a name indicates that the exhibitor has not competed in two shows in that division for final 2022 points, as required to receive a year end award.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 can be found: RI Finals 2023 Qualifiers page to view the Qualifier list.
2022/2023 Rule Book
Click HERE to download and print the Rulebook that has been approved and will be in affect for the 2022/2023 show season.
The RIHA board has voted to allow any out-of-state horse show within 12 miles of the Rhode Island Board to run RI Medal Classes at their horse show! Please see the Rules page for additional information.
Division not listed in rulebook: RI Training Hunter: Open to all horses or ponies. No age limitations and no rider restrictions. No restriction of horse/pony/rider into other divisions if otherwise eligible. To be judged on performance, soundness, suitability and manners. Simple lead changes and/or trotting in corners are permitted. To be shown over a hunter type course. Combinations are optional. Fence height not less than 18" and not to exceed 2'6". The same horse/rider combination may not compete in more than one fence height section at the same show. RIHA points will accrue at all heights for one combined year end award.
Continuing for 2023: Claymaker Memorial Thoroughbred Versatility Award To be awarded to the Jockey Club registered Thoroughbred with the most overall points throughout the season in all classes/divisions except Equitation. The goal of this award is to recognize the most versatile Thoroughbred who can do everything from Pleasure to Jumpers. It might be a lesson horse who earns points in multiple divisions even if not Champion in any, as the goal is to highlight the overall athlete and teacher that the Thoroughbred can be. As an example, a horse may have 500 points and be Champion of the TB Hunter division with no points elsewhere, while another horse may have 600 points in a multiple number of divisions, but have only a few Reserves or Thirds. The second horse would receive the award. It is not about being a superstar in one area - but about being talented in many areas.To sign your horse up for the award, please email Robin Muksian Grimm at email@example.com, by January 31st 2023 , and provide your horse's current show name and his/her registered Jockey Club name. Any horses sent to Robin after that will have points accrue from the date she receives an email forward only. This trophy will be awarded annually. 2023 points can be found on the RI Points Page.
RI Finals Qualifications Change
Continuing 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 *****
*****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" *****