FEIF - International Federation of Icelandic Horse Associations 
Equipment

The FEIF Breeding Rules and Regulations describe what equipment is allowed. These rules are applicable for breeding.  For sport and gæðingakeppni events other rules apply.
In addition to this, there is a list of prohibited equipment, maintained by the FEIF Breeding Committee.

Sometimes equipment doesn't fit in either the description of what is allowed and what is not allowed. In such cases the description of what is allowed prevails. Equipment not described as allowed is not allowed.

Tack and other equipment

Saddles

  • All saddles and riding pads that fit the Icelandic horse and do not hurt the horse or cause discomfort are allowed.

Bridles and nosebands

  • The bridle and noseband should fit well, be properly adjusted and not harm the horse.

Bits

  • The bit should fit the horse and not hurt its mouth. The judges can allow bitless bridles if there is good reason for it.

Whips

  • A riding whip is allowed, maximum length 120cm including the tassel.

Boots

  • The total permitted weight of protective boots is 120 grams (total weight per leg of overreach boots or tendon boots) and they shall be of a dark colour, black or brown. If boots are used during the judgement of the rid-ing abilities the same equipment should be used throughout the presenta-tion. If a boot falls off it should be put back on before the rider resumes the presentation.

Shoeing

  • All horses shown ridden must be shod with a full set (4) of shoes. The shoeing shall be as well done as possible and the angle of the hoof must be in line with the pastern.
  • The hoof length must be natural and not exceed 8.5 cm. Exceptions to the 8.5 cm rule can be made when stick measurements at the withers are 137-144 cm. These horses are allowed a hoof length of 9.0 cm. Horses that have a stick measurement of 145 cm or more are allowed a hoof length of 9.5 cm. Maximum differences in hoof length between front feet and back feet is 1.5 cm.
  • The material of all four shoes shall be identical and must not exceed the specific weight of iron. The maximum thickness of the shoes is 8.0 mm and the maximum width is 23.0 mm. All 4 shoes must be identical regard-ing material and with. A difference in the thickness between front and back shoes of up to 2.0 mms is allowed.
  • The shoe must fit the hoof. The shoe must not extend past the lengthened natural slant of the toe wall, and at the back past the perpendicular dropped from the bulbs of the heel.
  • If studs are used, 2 ordinary studs or stud nails must be used per shoe at the heel. The studs must suit the size of shoe.
  • Max. size of studs allowed is (length x width x height) 15mm x 15mm x 12mm.

Other

  • Clipping of horses is permitted although the clipping of head, ears and legs is not allowed.
  • In a breeding assessment is not allowed that hooves are painted or sticky to the touch.
  • Rubber bands in the mane are not allowed.
  • Clipping and shaving is only permitted when needed for the health of a horse.
Breeding shows

25-27 May 2018: Midt-Norsk Mesterskap Tresfjord (NO)

26-27 May 2018: Alsaela WR-kilpailut Ypäjän (FI)

30 May-1 Jun 2018: Bornem Open Bornem (BE)

31 May-3 Jun 2018: Gaedingakeppni Osterbyholz 2018 (WR) Osterbyholz (DE)

31 May-3 Jun 2018: Hrimnirstevnet ? Isicup 2018 Drammen Travbane (NO)

31 May-3 Jun 2018: IPOL-Power-Tage & Niedersachsenmeisterschaft 2018 Belm (DE)

31 May-3 Jun 2018: OSI & BW-Meisterschaft Schurrenhof 2018 Donzhof (DE)

1-3 Jun 2018: Fynsmesterskabet WRL / DRL Odense SØ (DK)

1-3 Jun 2018: Oberösterreichische Landesmeisterschaft Andorf (AT)

1-3 Jun 2018: Sport A - Udtagelsesstævne 1 Herning (DK)

7-10 Jun 2018: RD-event Isicup Backome Backome (SE)

8-10 Jun 2018: FYC Qualifikationsturnier Osterfingen (CH)

8-10 Jun 2018: Nordsee- & MEM-Sichtungsturnier Eichenhof 2018 Grothusenkoog (DE)

8-10 Jun 2018: OSI Bockholts-Hoff 2018 Schneverdingen OT Lünzen (DE)

8-10 Jun 2018: Østjysk Mesterskab Rønde (DK)

8-10 Jun 2018: Villingurstevnet 2018 Forsand (NO)

15 Jun 2018: Friday WR event West Linton (GB)

15-17 Jun 2018: OSI Alpenhof 2018 Großholzleute (DE)

15-17 Jun 2018: Wången Icelandic open, Nivå 1 Wången (SE)

16-17 Jun 2018: British Championships West Linton (GB)

16-17 Jun 2018: ISI-Hammer 2018 Mandelbachtal-Bebelsheim (DE)

16-17 Jun 2018: Jálkurin 30-vuotisjuhlakisat Orimattila (FI)

16-17 Jun 2018: Vendsyssel Open 2018 Brønderslev (DK)

16-17 Jun 2018: Wedstrijden Zuid Oirschot (NL)

16-18 Jun 2018: Landi / Sigur Nivå 2 WR Göteborg (SE)

21-24 Jun 2018: Mittsommernachsturnier Godemoor 2018 Großhansdorf (DE)

21-24 Jun 2018: OSI & MEM Sichtung Lingen 2018 Lingen (DE)

21-24 Jun 2018: St. Hans Stevnet Grimstad (NO)

22-24 Jun 2018: DI's Udtagelsesstævne Sjælland 2018 Hedehusene (DK)

22-24 Jun 2018: Kärntner Meisterschaften Leibsdorf (AT)

28 Jun-1 Jul 2018: ÖSM 2018 Linköping (SE)

28 Jun-1 Jul 2018: Schweizermeisterschaften und FYC Qualifikationsturnier Brunnadern (CH)

1-8 Jul 2018: Landsmót hestamanna Víðidalur (IS)

10-15 Jul 2018: Svenska Mästerskapen Borlänge (SE)

12-15 Jul 2018: DM 2018 Sport og Gæðingakeppni Herning (DK)

12-15 Jul 2018: Norgesmesterskap NM Grimstad (NO)

12-15 Jul 2018: Österreichische Meisterschaften St. Radegund (AT)

13-15 Jul 2018: Islanninhevosten Suomenmestaruuskilpailut 2018 Ypäjän (FI)

18-22 Jul 2018: DIM Kaufungen 2018 Kaufungen (DE)

18-22 Jul 2018: Íslandsmót allra flokka Samskipavöllurinn (IS)

6-12 Aug 2018: Nordic Championships 2018 Everöd (NC)

9-12 Aug 2018: Mid European Championships 2018 St. Radegund (MC)

17-19 Aug 2018: Kosturs Høststævne Holstebro (DK)

17-19 Aug 2018: OSI Trappistenhof 2018 Bad Driburg (DE)

18-19 Aug 2018: Lokka-Mót 2018 Ehndorf (DE)

18-19 Aug 2018: Nederlandse Kampioenschappen Oirschot (NL)

24-26 Aug 2018: Suðurlandsmót Geysis Hella (IS)

25-26 Aug 2018: Verdiana 2018 Verden / Aller (DE)

30 Aug-2 Sep 2018: IPZV Nord Meisterschaft 2018 Stapelfeld (DE)

31 Aug-2 Sep 2018: Niederösterreichische Meisterschaften Langschwarza (AT)

1-2 Sep 2018: Snegla Open 2018 Holstebro (DK)

6-9 Sep 2018: BIM 2018 not yet decided (DE)

6-9 Sep 2018: ChampionRider Open 2018 & OSI Münzenfelder Hof IPZV Süd (DE)

7-16 Sep 2018: LVM Hannover-Bremen Wolfsburg 2018 Wolfsburg / Heiligendorf (DE)

8-9 Sep 2018: IJRN WR wedstrijd. Exloo (NL)

13-16 Sep 2018: 4. Intern. Gaedingarkeppni-Meisterschaft 2018 Bad Honnef (DE)

13-16 Sep 2018: OSI Gut Sandheide & Norddt. Meisterschaft 2018 Hatten (DE)

22-23 Sep 2018: Basler Islandpferde Sporttage Basel (CH)

22-23 Sep 2018: Ganti's WRL / DRL Efterårsstævne Silkeborg (DK)

5 Oct 2018: Kentucky Icelandic Horse Show I Shelbyville (US)

5-7 Oct 2018: Steirische und Burgenländische Meisterschaft Semriach (AT)

6 Oct 2018: Kentucky Icelandic Horse Show II Shelbyville (US)

7 Oct 2018: Kentucky Icelandic Horse Show III Shelbyville (US)

12-14 Oct 2018: Elmia Icelandic Power Show Jönköping (SE)

13 Oct 2018: Tagesturnier Münsingen (CH)

13-14 Oct 2018: Wedstrijden Wortel oktoberwedstrijd Wortel (BE)

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