Our Mission

We're building a community of Relationship-Based horse lovers, defining a quality standard and pathway for humane horse training, and supporting equine professionals in building their businesses and furthering their own horsemanship journey.

The IHA is creating a collaborative community of horse enthusiasts, horsemanship students, and professionals who honor and advance Relationship-Based Horsemanship and support the humane treatment of horses worldwide. We are dedicated to helping equine professionals build and grow their businesses and support their own horsemanship journey.

 How Are We Getting it Done?


Connect with members and professionals from across the globe through our magazine, directories, events, forums, classifieds, and more.


Put your learning into gear with the
Grades of Horsemanship pathway,
learning library, online courses,
clinics, and much more.


Earn invaluable credentials as a Recommended Instructor, Trainer, Practitioner, or Facility from home and help grow your equine business or brand.

Whether you are a horsemanship student looking for the right instructor, a competitor looking to do so without having to leave home, or an equine professional or company in need of a place from which you can run your business and attract customers, the IHA provides the platform and support you need.

Support Through Education

Excellent horsemanship is something worth sharing. Our online educational resources make it easier to reach your goals, wherever you are.

Living by Our Values

Whether it's in developing our benefits, interacting with our members, or in the little moments with our horses, our values are important to us. As individuals and as an organization, they drive us to be the best we can be.

Safety & Humane Treatment

We practice and encourage the highest standards of safety in all horse activities. We also support humane training philosophies and techniques for a happy horse and a happy human.

Supporting Our Members

We celebrate in our members' successes, no matter how big or small. And even when success seems far away, we're ready with the resources to get them there.

Commitment & Integrity

We honor our commitments — to our colleagues, to our community, and to our horses, and act in accordance with our Code of Ethics at every turn.

Respect the Horse's Nature

We believe that once we can understand our horses' innate behaviour and psychology, their capacity to bond with us and to perform with joy is limitless.

Good Horsemanship is Good Horsemanship

We support and hold high esteem for the pursuit of excellent horsemanship of all types — no matter the discipline, tradition, tack, or program.

Taking Care of our Members

The IHA is here to serve its members: by building community, supporting that community with a Relationship-Based Horsemanship pathway and helping professionals build and market their businesses.