The FEIF Trainer/Instructor of the Year award was established in 2016 and all FEIF members are invited to vote for the nominees. This time FEIF received nominations from 9 FEIF member countries and 411 unique responders answered the survey in January 2022.
Congratulations to Camilla Hed, nominated by the Swedish Icelandic Horse Association (SIF), who is the Trainer/Instructor of the Year 2021!
Camilla Hed is a Swedish Icelandic Horse Instructor level 3. Since 2014 Camilla has been working at Wången in the Equine Science Program for Icelandic horses, a three year Bachelor’s education which gives the students deep knowledge in equine science, sport and management. Camilla also works as a teacher at Wången high school. She has been a successful national team rider and a national team leader for Finland for some years.
Camilla is involved in training at all rider and horse levels from recreational riders to competition riders. She has shown a great interest and a genuine knowledge in horse and rider biomechanics based on the latest research as well as horse welfare and sustainable horse training. In her teaching she combines proven experience and knowledge with new research to educate students and riders. Many riders and students have developed their riding skills and their way of reflecting, analyzing and handling horses under Camilla’s guidance and leadership. Finally, she has, for many years, been involved and committed to the area of education within the Swedish Icelandic Association.