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Welcome to Riata!
As a sim game, Riata has had quite the history. The game started way back in August 2004, which makes the game ten years old! A small group of players, most of whom played the Horse-Country.com games way back when decided to leave their current game and start up a new game with different rules, unique elements, and never-before-seen aspects to gameplay. The game was an instant success and within a year, Riata was booming. Although we have highly active players and a large community base, one of our biggest focuses has always been to create a strong sense of community for its members. We are a game who loves our members as long as they're stable, good people, and don't have an attitude issue. That's been something that Riata has always carried with it through the years.

So what is Riata now? Riata is an old-school sim game for the mature player. We strongly emphasize proper English language usage, maturity, and not being stupid. Yes, you read that right: we can't deal with idiots and we'll ban you if you are an idiot. Otherwise, Riata is multi-discipline (with players who deal in English, Western, Racing, Drafts, Driving, and so on), many-breed, and open to anything (other than miniature donkeys!) you'd like to do. We're all about giving our players opportunities to advance in the game and about having a spectacular time while we do it.
 
Horse Excellence Program
The REAA allows us to recognize truly fantastic horses with well-thought-out personalities, developed histories, and strong performance records.
Climb The Ladder
Riata has implemented a unique set of steps that allows players to climb as much (or as little) of the game’s “corporate ladder” as they please.
Unique Equine Database
Written completely from scratch using PHP and MySQL to be easy to use, to keep neat-o records, and to make registering and transferring horses within the game very easy.
We are Riata!
Riata is the best old-school style sim game on the internet, bar none. We pride ourselves on running the best, fairest, most interesting, and most transparent game on the web. In Riata, you won't find any of the corrupt administration, the favouritism, or the questionable rules that so many other games these days seem to have running through them. Riata has created a number of unique player levels so that there are more goals and game ladder climbing opportunities for players. No more are you able to "reach the top" in a month - in Riata, you have the freedom and flexibility to climb the ladder from boarder to advisory board member to moderator to administration!

 

Latest Posts


Understanding Equine Genetics
You're bound to notice many things when walking down the aisle of a barn. Horses of all shapes, sizes, and colors will poke their heads out of their stalls in anticipation of a delicious snack or affectionate scratch. But have you ever stopped and wondered why they all look different? What makes an Arabian different from a Thoroughbred? What makes a chestnut, chestnut? All of these questions can be answered by the fascinating field of genetics.

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Author: Jennifer | November 7th, 2014
Jack of all trades... Master of none.
Western is not usually a primary focus of SIM games, and is vastly misunderstood. The competitive western horse is just as complex as the english horse. "The english horse!?"  you say. "My horse is a show jumper! He's not an 'english horse'!"
Yup, the english horse. My horse is a barrel racer. He's not a 'western horse'. But there are some things you have to tolerate. So, what is the point I'm trying to prove? You wouldn't show a warmblood that's bred, trained, and built for show jumping in, say, park classes, would you? There's no way in the world that the warmblood could have the movement, build, or even attitude that it would require. So, if you do keep reading, you'll see why a quarter horse (or any western breed), cannot possibly cross western dicsiplines.

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Author: Static | October 26th, 2014

Horse of the Month



Falstarr
Owned by Emma, from Castle Rock

Falstarr is one of my favourite horses. He came from Zodewood not long after I joined Riata when I still didn't realise what a famous sire he had. He's competing well in third level dressage and has accumulated earnings of over $134,000.
 



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