About Gymkhana

Welcome to the Islip Horsemen’s Association Gymkhana Page!

Each year IHA sponsors 3 Gymkhana shows at the Bohemia Equestrian Center in which riders of all ages can participate and race against the clock for year end awards! We have a division for everyone…

Half Pint (Leadline & Buckaroo) 

Full Pint 

Green Horse

Junior Beginer, Novice and Open

Adult Beginner, Novice and Open 

For more information in regards to divisions and rules for our shows please refer to the current Prize Book or email Kayla at

Check out below in the News section for a special 50th Anniversary class!


2020 Dates 

Gymkhana Show Series 

May 3, 2020  **CANCELLED

June 7, 2020 **CANCELLED

August 9, 2020 **CANCELLED

Rain Date: August 30, 2020

Jackpot Barrels/LINPBA Show Series 

May 2, 2020  ** CANCELLED 

June 6, 2020 **CANCELLED

August 7, 2020 **CANCELLED

Rain Date: August 29, 2020


For any inquiries regarding Long Island National Pole Bending Assoc., please contact Rita Gambino




 It is with great sadness that the IHA Board of Directors has decided to cancel the 2020 show season along with all other previously scheduled events at this time (Awards Dinner Dance, Ride In’s, etc). After much discussion, this decision has been made for the safety and in best interest of the membership and volunteers. As a volunteer organization, we do not have the man power to enforce social distancing guidelines, infection control and safety protocols along with running a smooth show. Please keep in mind we utilize a Suffolk County facility therefore we are under strict rules as things begin to open up.

We are however going to keep an eye on the phases in which our governor has put forth. If at some point we can have small group gatherings we have ALL INTENTIONS of looking into hosting clinic(s) and Ride In’s on a smaller scale. Disciplines are also in talks of possibly doing a single show in the fall if allowed.

With that being said, we wanted to offer our members some sort of showing experience. Most disciplines will be offering a Virtual
Horse Show! There will be a small entry fee and this is for IHA members ONLY. Please keep looking back at the FB page and website for more details in the upcoming weeks.

The Board of Directors are still available for any questions, comments or concerns you may have.

We hope everyone understands as this has been a very difficult decision to make. We know so many of you look forward to our events as we do too!
Stay safe, be well & wash your hands!

❤️The IHA Board of Directors


⭐️Jackpot entry is being raised to $40

⭐️Non member fee for Jackpot is being raised to $15

⭐️Jackpot start time is 10:00 for warm ups. Show to start promptly at 11:15a. After Barrels will follow LINPBA.

⭐️There will be NO CLASS CHANGE to the Gymkhana schedule this year

⭐️Buckaroo class price will increase to $10/class


⭐️70% payback at Jackpot Barrel shows  ️

⭐️A special 50th Anniversary class will be added at the end of the day (to be held at all 3 gymkhana shows). Specifications as follows:

-Open to all with no restrictions

-Point system will be the same as other classes

-At the end of the year whoever has the highest points will win a special end of year award (trying to work on having it sponsored)

-This class WILL NOT count towards overall points

-Will place end of year awards for the top 3 riders (will place to 6th if over 10 entries at each show)

-Entry fee $15 members, $20 non members.

Prize Book

2020 Gymkhana Prize Book COLOR.docx (pdf)