Like registration, certification protects the value of your horse and helps maintain the quality of our precious breed. Offspring from parents that are not certified before conception can never be registered. Also, sanctioned shows and competitive trail rides require certification.
Your horse must be a minimum of 23 months old to be presented for certification. The process requires review of your horse by three RMHA Examiners. This can be done in person as a Live Certification. A list of Examiners by state can be found by clicking on Examiner Information found under the Association Tab. Rules for Live Certification can be found in the Rules of the Registry located under the Association Tab by clicking on Bylaws & Rules. Additional information regarding Live Certification can be found by selecting the Certification-Live Form on the Forms page, under the Association tab of this website.
If a Live Certification isn’t possible, you may make a video of your horse to be reviewed by RMHA Examiners for certification. Rules for Certification by Video an be found in the Rules of the Registry located under the Association Tab by clicking on Bylaws & Rules. Additional information regarding Certification by Video can be found by selecting the Certification By Video Form on the Forms page, under the Association tab of this website.