FEIF - International Federation of Icelandic Horse Associations
Breeding of Icelandic Horses
When the first people settled down in Iceland with their horses some 1000 years ago the horses were already selected. A breeding policy that emerged on the basis of need – only the best horses would be good enough - was utilised when the boats went off for Iceland. All through the years the living conditions for man and horse in Iceland have been greatly responsible for the further selection. During the last century man has interfered more and more. Today we know about assessments of breeding horses that are more than 50 years old. A unique assessment system was established in Iceland and has ever since been an example followed by breeders of other horse races. This assessment system has undergone a continuous development. The result of this development can be read about here – and seen wherever man is enjoying life together with the Icelandic horse.

FEIF was established in 1969. In 1986 the FEIF assessment system for Icelandic breeding horses was described in detail together with the breeding standard by Marit Jonsson (former President of FEIF) in co-operation with the Icelandic national horse breeding advisor of that time, Gunnar Bjarnason. A few years later Kristinn Hugason, former national horse breeding advisor in Iceland, initiated and, in 1992, finished the first book version of Icelandic breeding show rules and the scale of scoring for the different traits. Along with these two publications the interest of Icelandic horse breeding spread around the world faster than one could believe. To some extent, this increase in the breeding helped many FEIF member nation states to decide to support the goal of having only one breeding assessment system in use for Icelandic horse breeding.

Breeding shows

22-25 Jun 2017: Mittsommernachtsturnier Godemoor 2017 Großhansdorf (DE)

22-25 Jun 2017: St. Hansstevnet 2017 Grimstad (NO)

28 Jun-2 Jul 2017: Deutsche Islandpferdemeisterschaft DIM 2017 Wurz (DE)

30 Jun-2 Jul 2017: WR Enclavehof - Wortel Wortel (BE)

5-9 Jul 2017: SM-Swedish Championships Eskilstuna (SE)

6-9 Jul 2017: 2. WM-Qualifikationsturnier und Schweizer Meisterschaften Brunnadern (CH)

6-9 Jul 2017: Íslandsmót í hestaíþróttum Hella (IS)

6-9 Jul 2017: Norwegian championships Tresfjord (NO)

6-9 Jul 2017: Österreichische Meisterschaft, 3. und letzte WM Quali Semriach (AT)

7-9 Jul 2017: Islanninhevosten Suomenmestaruuskilpailut 2017 Ypäjä (FI)

9 Jul 2017: WK telgangselectiedag Oirschot (NL)

12-16 Jul 2017: DI DM Herning (DK)

13-16 Jul 2017: Íslandsmót yngri flokka Hólar (IS)

14-16 Jul 2017: NK IJslandse Paarden Exloo (NL)

26-30 Jul 2017: Deutsche Jugend Islandpferdemeisterschaft 2017 Wehrheim (DE)

7-13 Aug 2017: World Championships 2017 Oirschot (NL) (WC)

18-20 Aug 2017: Lokka-Mót 2017 Ehndorf (DE)

19-20 Aug 2017: Kosturs Høststævne Holstebro (DK)

19-20 Aug 2017: Sydjysk Mesterskab 2017 Gråsten (DK)

24-27 Aug 2017: Bayerische Meisterschaft 2017 Buch am Buchrain (DE)

25-27 Aug 2017: Niederösterreichische Meisterschaft Langschwarza (AT)

25-27 Aug 2017: Norddt. Meisterschaft & Verdiana 2017 Verden (DE)

25-27 Aug 2017: OSI Schleuener Hof 2017 Kremmen OT Hohenbruch (DE)

25-27 Aug 2017: Suðurlandsmótið í hestaíþróttum Hella (IS)

31 Aug-3 Sep 2017: HIM Ellenbach 2017 Kaufungen (DE)

7-10 Sep 2017: IPZV Nord Meisterschaft 2017 Ehndorf (DE)

15-17 Sep 2017: OSI Gut Sandheide 2017 Hatten (DE)

22-24 Sep 2017: Internationales Passchampionat Zachow 2017 Groß Nemerow (DE)

23-24 Sep 2017: 3.Basler Islandpferde-Sporttage Basel (CH)

23-24 Sep 2017: Ganti WRL autumn competition Silkeborg (DK)

23-24 Sep 2017: OSI Königsbrunn 2017 Konigsbrunn (DE)

29 Sep-1 Oct 2017: Steirische & Burgenländische Meisterschaft Semriach (AT)

6 Oct 2017: Kentucky Icelandic Horse Show I Shelbyville (US)

7 Oct 2017: Kentucky Icelandic Horse Show II Shelbyville (US)

7-8 Oct 2017: WR Enclavehof - Wortel Wortel (BE)

8 Oct 2017: Kentucky Icelandic Horse Show III Shelbyville (US)

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