The purpose of the Rocky Mountain Horse Association is to encourage the preservation, promotion, breeding and development of the Rocky Mountain Horse throughout the United States and Internationally.
For this purpose, the Rocky Mountain Horse Association (RMHA) was established in 1986 under the laws of the Commonwealth of Kentucky and is operated in the Commonwealth of Kentucky as a 501c5 non-profit corporation. The RMHA maintains the official breed registry for Rocky Mountain Horses and a DNA Pedigree Database to document the breed. The RMHA sanctions and sponsors traditional breed shows and classes for Rocky Mountain Horses. The RMHA sponsors several points programs to reward Rocky Mountain Horse owners for participating in various activities with their Rocky Mountain Horse. The RMHA publishes information useful to Rocky Mountain Horse owners on its website, in a monthly eNewspaper and in a regularly published magazine.
The name Rocky Mountain Horse Association is registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office as a service mark, a certification mark, and a trademark and is used to authenticate the services and products of the Rocky Mountain Horse Association.