Welcome to the Rocky Mountain Horse Association website, the official Internet source for information about the magnificent ROCKY MOUNTAIN HORSE ®, truly ‘One Horse For All Occasions’. Thank you for visiting the RMHA site. On our recently updated website, you can:
  • Read the history of the Rocky Mountain Horse,
  • View the breed standards,
  • Search the pedigree for a specific horse,
  • Locate horse shows in your area,
  • Visit our photo gallery,
  • Find a breeder in your area,
  • We hope you enjoy browsing the website and find the information you’re looking for. If you have any questions, please email the RMHA Executive Director, at executivedirector@rmhorse.com.


SATIN-n-LACE, Rocky Mountain/Arabian Mare; October 1, 1998 - October 17, 2016

Survived by her adopted brothers, Maverick and Chase and by her human parents, Carol and David Chase

 "Sassy" was absolutely the love of my life, second only to my husband, David. We adopted her on February 18, 2011, and I spent every waking minute of the last 5 years and 8 months with her that time allowed. During those 5 years, 8 months, there was a grand total of 5 weeks (1 week/year) when I had to be out of town and not with her.  The rest of my time (when not at work or sleeping) was joyfully spent with Sassy riding, camping, training, grooming or just hanging out together.

 Her favorite discipline was endurance riding, and she excelled at it! In fact, she completed 5 50-mile rides during her first year of sanctioned events. She was strong, athletic, determined, loving, loyal, focused and accomplished.

 Sassy taught me so much in our short time together; she was the first horse I've ever owned, and she was that "once in a lifetime" dream come true.  In fact, we spent so much time together, I can honestly say we shared "just about a lifetime" of dreams!

 We had completed 71 miles of our first 100-mile ride when suddenly, she just stopped. I hand-walked her 6 miles until a rescue trailer could reach us. We took her to an equine hospital where she was diagnosed as being "critically ill."

 Within 18 hours, my beautiful love crossed Rainbow Bridge. My husband and I were on the floor with her, and I held her sweet face in my lap as she slipped away.

 We later found out from the veterinarians that Sassy had contracted Typhlitis, a virulent strain of salmonella, for which there is no cure.  It had been attacking her insides microscopically for several months; there are no symptoms until it's too late.

 I refuse to let the intense pain of losing her outweigh the incredible joy I shared with her for the last 5 years and 8 months!!!


This Christmas Help the RMHA make a Difference

The RMHA will be a collecting: food, toys, and coats from now till December

20th for families in need throughout Appalachia. Donations may be shipped to

or dropped off at the RMHA office located at 71 South Main St Winchester, KY

40391. Items needed are nonperishable food items, Non-broken toys, and clean

Coats in good shape.

The #1 way to break the cycle of poverty is through education. New coats help children get to school more often on cold and rainy days.

Did You Know

•        Each week, 53,400 Kentuckians receive food from a food bank.

•        Kentucky food banks feed 611,100 people every year. That’s 1 in 7 Kentuckians.

•        48% of all food bank food recipients are either children or elderly.

•        74% of KY food bank clients had to choose between paying for food and paying for utilities

•        68% of KY food bank clients had to choose between paying for food or paying for transportation

•        74% of KY food bank clients chose between paying for food and paying for medicine or medical care

•        90% of KY food bank clients have bought the cheapest food available, regardless of health

•        63% of KY food bank clients have eaten expired food to get enough to eat

•        34% of KY food bank clients have watered down food or drinks to make them last longer


The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) reports on Appalachian statistics such as poverty, income, and employment. Per their 2010-2014 Poverty Rate report, poverty rates across the US was 15.6% compared to 19.7% in the combined Appalachian regions of Alabama, Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. The state with the worst poverty rate in the region is Kentucky with a 25.4% rate in the Appalachian portion versus 18.9% rate for the rest of the state.

2017 RMHA Elections

The 2017 Election Nominating Committee is seeking candidates for 6 positions:

One Hearing Panel position

One Director of Examiners position

Four Member at Large positions

The Nominating form can be found on the RMHA website, under Forms and Applications. Please mail applications the office at 71 S Main                        Street Winchester, KY 40391 or email to admin@rmhorse.com. You can also contact a member of the Nominating Committee.

2017 RMHA Nominating Committee members: 

Steve Autry  autryst@winstream.net

Jason Cole  gallatincarhartt@aol.com

Lyngle Lawson  sales@stonerridgefarm.com

Jeff McCarty  bearcreekrockies@yahoo.com

Diana Hastings  rockyrides7@gmail.com

Wendy Montgomery  wendy@kynet.net

               Cyndee Davis rockymtisc2015@gmail.com


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