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.
Riata is a game that goes above and beyond the other games in its class. The site is beautiful and well-maintained. Maturity, kindness, and activity are required. The players are creative, helpful to one another, and competitive. Beautiful webpages for all businesses, registries, associations, and barns are encouraged. I would highly recommend this game to any horse lover.