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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 to the left. If you have a membership or point question, please go to the Contact Board of Directors page.


  SAVE THE DATE: The RIHA Awards Banquet will be held on January 16th, 2016 at the Quidnessett Country Club in North Kingstown.
5:00pm - RIHA Open Meeting - members invited!
5:30pm - Cocktails
6:30pm - Dinner
7:00pm-whenever - Awards, Raffles and then Dancing!
More information and ticket order form will be coming soon!

  We currently have an opening for the 2016 RIHA Board of Directors. This is a volunteer position. Interested candidates need to send a letter to the Nominating Chairperson, Camille Pepin, by December 31st. 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.

Nominees must be present at the Annual Open Meeting in January to be considered.

  We are currently seeking candidates for the RIHA Points Secretary position. This is a paid position. We are seeking a computer-savvy, hard-working individual who can work quickly and respond to the needs of the members as well as the Board of Directors with short notice. Please refer to the attached JOB DESCRIPTION. Interested candidates should send a letter to the RIHA Secretary, Anne Doerr, at rihasecretary@rihorseman.com or send it to 70 Barnes Street, Providence, RI 02906. Please include in your letter why you would be an asset to the organization and what skills you bring to the position.

2015 Points are posted as of October 25th.

Horse Owners: If you own a horse that is in contention for a year end award but some one else has been riding him/her, please EMAIL us so that BOTH of you can be recognized at the banquet.

Pre-Enter Online!

There is a website that allows you to pre-enter for most RIHA shows. Go to the Calendar page for more information.

RIHA has gone green!

In an effort to do our part for the environment, RIHA is no longer mailing out rulebooks and has reduced the number of other mailings sent out. Please download and print the rulebook from the Rules page, check this website frequently, sign up for email alerts, and join the RIHA Facebook group for up-to-date information on the annual banquet, point standings, calendar changes, the annual meeting, RI Finals information, etc. Every little bit makes a difference!