A brief history of international sport judging

A brief history of international sport judging

When FEIF was formed in 1969 the establishment of an international competition was one of the founding goals. The European Championships, first held in 1970, did not only necessitate the creation of competition rules and tests; it also demanded regulation of the...
Leisure Riding Camp 2020

Leisure Riding Camp 2020

In August 2019 Icelandic horse riders of all ages and from all over the country came together in the unique Fjellfestival in the highlands of Norway. Almost 200 horses and like-minded people spent 3 days in the breathtaking landscape, enjoying the best of Norwegian...
FEIF Examiners Seminar 2019

FEIF Examiners Seminar 2019

It is the first time national examiners (FEIF level 3 and 4) are invited to meet and exchange know-how about the different examinations in the FEIF member countries. Practical demonstrations at different educational levels will be the basis for discussions on the...
Sport – We are all in it together

Sport – We are all in it together

So, what is the role of the FEIF Sport Department? The most visible aspect is the FEIF Rules and Regulations book. Holding together the many and varied performances that can be shown by horse and rider, and can be judged for the development of skill and the enjoyment...
Leisure Riding – From pleasure to FEIF leisure

Leisure Riding – From pleasure to FEIF leisure

More than any other department, the leisure portfolio shows up both the strengths and the challenges faced by the ambitious project that is FEIF, and our stated mission of: uniting people in their passion for the Icelandic horse. It is (relatively) easy to bring...
Education – And the might of the matrix

Education – And the might of the matrix

The ambitious project undertaken by the FEIF Education Department was to find a system which would allow the seamless mutual recognition of qualifications for instructors across all member nations. FEIF has neither means nor the wish to enforce a unified education...
Breeding – A single set of standards

Breeding – A single set of standards

So, there it is, your wonderful Icelandic horse, happily grazing away, and gradually disappearing out of vision, because the grass is always greener just that little bit further ahead. What does FEIF have to do with it? The names and ID of your horse are only but one...
Youth Work – A question of balance

Youth Work – A question of balance

In all walks of life, those involved with young people know that the new generation does things differently: they use a different language, they engage with different media, and most of all, young people everywhere are striving to do things better. Youth work is...
FEIF virtual ride to Landsmót, Hella 2020

FEIF virtual ride to Landsmót, Hella 2020

90 riders, 17 teams, and a total of 2515 km (and that is only from those who remembered to send them in!) What a fabulous start!!! You find the details on https://feif-virtual.weebly.com/news-and-score-board.html. And the facebook page, too, shows that we are truly...