FEIF Education seminar 2013

September 10 2013 | Education

The sun shone kindly on the FEIF Education seminar, which took place 6-8 September near Uppsala, Sweden. About 80 participants enjoyed a great weekend at the Agersta Icelandic Horse Centre. The event kicked off with the latest research on the ‘pace gene’, and the practical implications that seem to open up, are astonishing (more to come!) But the focus of the seminar was on good teaching practises, and central to the programme were the very different but equally stimulating demonstration lessons given by Mette Manseth, a truly inspired teacher, Stian Pedersen, rider with a magic touch, and Magnus Skúlason, king of pace. These lessons were followed by a lot of questions and debate. We also had an opportunity to see and discuss the new töltfimi, or tölt-in-harmony class. Thank you Sweden! The organisation, hospitality and excellent company were second to none. Thank you! 10/10 points. A fuller report on the event will follow shortly and be published on the FEIF website.