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.


Calendar Changes

  The Sandy Point show this weekend IS USEF rated. There was a mistake on their website that said it is not, but it is! Jay is looking for trainers to contact her about the big medal classes.

A new show has been added to the Calendar to benefit the RIHA. It will be held at Claddagh Farm on July 10th. Hope to see everyone there!
Click HERE to see the prizelist.

A new show has been added to the Calendar. This is an Open show at Claddagh Farm on June 18th. This is a great opportunity to show in the breed, pleasure, hack and other open classes for year-end awards!

Rule Clarification

RIHA Adult Mini Medal - Open to Amateur Adult members of the Rhode Island Horseman's Association, who as of December 1 of the current show year have not jumped 3' or higher within the past two show years as a Junior or Adult exhibitor at a recognized show. All contestants are to perform over at least six fences not to exceed 2'6" with no combinations. USEF Tests 1-8 may be asked at the judge's discretion. A minimum of three exhibitors must complete the course. Once qualified a rider may continue to show in this class.


The new 2016/2017 Rulebook has been published! Go to the Rules page to download your copy.

Points have been posted as of April 1st, 2016 (no fooling!).

Board of Directors Opening

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. 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.

Heads Up

This year, the Sara Oden Memorial Horse Show is going to be held at Heritage Equestrian Center. The show, as usual, will feature two rings, hunter derbies, hunter and pleasure classics, great prizes, a buffet, raffles and everything else you have come to love at this benefit show. See you in July!


Log into Facebook and then click here to find the RIHA group!   Go to the USEF website   Go to the NEHC website