Meeting with the new Agricultural Minister of Iceland

August 21 2013 | World Championships

During the World Championships the FEIF Board met with Sigriður Ingi Jóhannesson, Minister of Agriculture, Iceland, Kristinn Hugason, a senior adviser to the Ministry, Gunnar Snorri Gunnarsson, the Icelandic Ambassador in Berlin, Auðunn Atlason, the Icelandic Ambassador in Vienna and other staff attached to the Embassy. Under discussion was the place of the Icelandic horse in the equestrian world in Europe, and finding new ways of promoting the Icelandic horse abroad. Details of the conversation included the development of the breed, new ways of thinking about sport, future strategies in marketing, education and tourism and future cooperation. The meeting was amicable, and set the cornerstone for closer contact between FEIF and the Icelandic authorities in their joint aim to strengthen the position of the Icelandic horse in Europe.