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Our Mission

To advocate for standards of horsemanship that celebrate the nature of the horse
and create community through connection and access to education.

Our Vision

To be THE leading non-profit association that connects (the highest) quality
horsemanship programs and professionals with students and horse lovers.  

The IHA is a 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 equally dedicated to helping equine professionals build and grow their businesses and support their own horsemanship journey.

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.

 How Are We Getting it Done?

Community1

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

Education2

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

Credentials3

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

Support Through Education

Excellent horsemanship is something worth sharing. Our online educational
resources make it easier to reach your goals as a student, or share your knowledge as a professional.

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 excellence in all equine activities. We also support humane training philosophies and techniques to create a positive horse - human relationship.

Supporting Our Members

We celebrate in our members' successes, no matter how big or small. Even if your goal seems far away, we will be ready with the resources to help you find your pathway.

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 Nature of the Horse

We believe that once we can understand our horses' innate behaviour and psychology, their capacity to communicate and happily perform is limitless.

Celebrating 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

We're here to serve you and your horses.