First FEIF Breeding Horse Trainer Seminar in Iceland

April 11 2011 | Breeding

25 professional riders aged 20 to 26 years met at Skeiðvellir near Hella from March 31 to April 3, 2011. Every country could send up to three participants and twelve countries followed the invitation of the FEIF Breeding Department. The idea of the seminar was to offer instruction and exchange of experiences for the future top breeding horse trainers in order to increase the number of breeding assessments and quality.
The famous horse farm and training stable of Siggi Saem and his family – Skeiðvellir – has been a perfect location for the practical and theoretical work on the question ‘How can we optimize the presentation of a breeding horse?’. With support of BÍ, LH, breeders and well-known riders the seminar was a great experience. Lectures, presentations and riding, video analysis and discussion caused a tight schedule. A common dinner with top trainers, a visit to the Ice Tölt ‘All the Strongest’ in Reykjavik and disco time in Selfoss completed the programme.
Thanks to everyone, who helped to make this work out so well!
This event will hopefully be the start for similar activities offered to breeders and breeding horse trainers both at national and international level.