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Welcome!

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.

News...

  POINTS UPDATE: All points for the 2014 season are now posted (as of the November 30th Hunter Ridge horse show). Please check your points. You have until December 31st to make corrections. After that date the points will become final.

Year End Trophies: If you have a year end trophy from last year, please contact Jessica Roberts to make arrangements to get it back to her for engraving for this year's winner. Email: jlrhfs228@yahoo.com or Cell: 401-595-9892.

  NEW RIEC DATE: The RI Equitation Championships horse show will be held on Sunday, August 30th, 2015. This is the week BEFORE Labor Day weekend. Hopefully this will help out with qualifiers who leave for college or who want to go away for the long holiday weekend. MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!!!!

  NEW WAY TO QUALIFY FOR RI EQUITATION CHAMPIONSHIPS!!
For the 2015 season, the RIHA Board of Directors has voted to change the RI Finals qualifications to the following:
- All RIHA Medals will require 3 riders complete the course for the class to fill and count.
- One win qualifies a rider in that Medal ridden. Riders may continue to compete in medal class even after qualified. All winners qualify even if over 25 qualifiers.
- With each Medal allowing approximately 25 riders to compete at the finals, any open spots available after the qualified winners, will be filled based on highest points accumulated. 1st = 10, 2nd = 6, 3rd =4, 4th=2 to count. The list of riders, based on their points will be allowed to show at the finals until approximately 25 are entered.
- This new method of qualifying begins December 1, 2014, with the qualifiers from the previous method already qualified for the 2015 finals counting as is.
- The cut off date for qualifying is two Sundays before the date of the Finals at midnight. Shows after that date will count for the next year.

NEW FOR THE 2015 SHOW SEASON:
The following divisions have been added to receive year-end awards for the 2015 season:
- Color Breed
- Walk Trot Equitation 11 & Over
- Walk Trot Pleasure 11 & Over
- Junior Equitation
- 2'6" Hunter Derby
- 2'9" Hunter Derby

The Arab and 1/2 Arab divisions were also combined. Specifications will be published soon!!!

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.

Ride For Ronnie - A message from Deb Charette:
A HUGE debt of gratitude to all those who participated in the Ride For Ronnie either as a rider, a volunteer, a raffle buyer, a generous benefactor, or the owner of a proud canine who earned a ribbon. Because of your generosity, we raised $3400 between the obstacle / trail course, raffles, canine agility, and Ronnie Wraps from Highest Standard food service. A special shout out to volunteer judge Jessica Roberts who patiently withstood the cold while judging Horse Twister, the car wash, tarp, and other obstacles. Thank you, thank you, thank you to all! - dchar46714@aol.com.

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!