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.


Ride for Ronnie

  MARK YOUR CALENDARS! The very popular Ride For Ronnie will be held on Sunday, November 20th at Claddagh Farm at 594 East Road, Tiverton, RI. There will be a judged combined obstacle course and trail ride with ribbons being awarded to tenth place in two divisions: 15 and under, 16 and over. There will be first-to-go prizes, super lobster raffles, and food from the UMASS - Dartmouth Equestrian Team. The Ride For Ronnie will be held rain or shine (pray for shine!) with the obstacle course and trail to open at 9 A.M., closing at 1 P.M. or as needed. The minimum donation is $25 for the judged event. Please make checks payable to Berniece Clohecy - Trustee. Contact Deb Charette at dchar46714@aol.com or (508) 674-1750 with any questions. Hope to see you there!


  Points are posted as of October 2nd, 2016.

RI Finals Qualifications Change

Attention all Trainers, Exhibitors, Show Managers, Show Secretaries and Stewards! The RIEC Committee would like to to announce the following new points-based qualification changes (which starts with the September 11th, 2016 Hunter Ridge Show). Going forward:

- 10 points will qualify an exhibitor to ride in the finals. (Instead of a win, or possible stand-by list invite.)
- All RIHA Medals will require three riders to complete the course for the class to fill and count. (Same as before.)
- Riders may continue to compete in medal class even after qualified. (Same as before.)
- Points awarded as follows: 1st - 10 points; 2nd - 6 points, 3rd - 4 points, 4th - 2 points.
- There will be no more stand-by list.

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.

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.


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