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International Horsemanship Association

Celebrating & Promoting Relationship-Based Horsemanship

Building a relationship with our horses based on compassion, trust, and communication is at the very heart of the IHA. Our goal as a non-profit organization is to help horse lovers around the world connect with their horses on a deeper level.

To provide this support, we offer a range of benefits designed for the aspiring horse owner through to horsemanship students and accomplished industry professionals. These include print and digital media, professional credentials that can be earned without leaving your barn, and a unique educational pathway exclusive to the IHA—the Grades of Horsemanship.

Find Your Fit

There's a membership type for everyone, no matter where your journey takes you.

Our Benefits

To help passionate horse lovers around the world achieve their goals, the International Horsemanship Association offers a wide range of educational and community benefits for every budget.

Access to Our
Educational Pathway

The Grades of Horsemanship equip you with an intuitive goal setting and assessment program, helping you improve your relationship with your horse.

Community Magazine

Stay up to date with educational articles, featured stories, organization updates, and more. You can even submit your own content to share with the community.

Connect with
Members & Professionals

Easily find other students and Professionals to support you on your horsemanship journey, either in-person or through our online community features.

What's New

The Latest from the IHA Journal

Take a peek at our publication — from educational articles to inspiring stories and more, the IHA Journal is your essential community resource.

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What is a Horseman?

Lifetime member Mattie Cowherd shares her perspective on how the relationship between horses and humans has evolved and what it means to be a horseman today.

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Lifetime Members

Become one of our first 100 Lifetime Members for unlimited access to our benefits at their best value.


Obtain Recommended Professional credentials from home, now with free application and Ground Skills assessment for the first 30 applicants.

Our Latest Contests

Get out your camera and show off your relationship with your horse — the most popular entry each month earns a unique piece of IHA-branded merchandise.

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Our Endorsed Programs