RIHA Rules

Our Rules

The following Rule Book is in effect until a new Rule Book is published:

 2020/2021 RIHA Rule Book

Note: The show dates printed in this Rule Book may change. Please check this website or contact the show managers for the correct show dates.

NEW DIVISION: 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.

Reminder for Medal entries: You must bring your membership card or a copy to enter a medal class. If you do not have it with you, you will have to fill out the new Affidavit for a fee of $35. When received in the office if you are a current member, the money will be returned to you. If you are not a current member, the money will be put towards a new membership.

RIHA has gone green! In an effort to be "green", RIHA does not mail rulebooks unless requested. Please download the rulebook from this page, check this website frequently, and join the RIHA Facebook group for rule changes, information on the annual banquet, point standings, calendar changes, the annual meeting, RI Finals information, etc.

If you really need a printed copy of the rulebook, please print the following form, fill it out and mail it to the RIHA Secretary:

  Rulebook Request Card

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