FEIF - International Federation of Icelandic Horse Associations 
Riding Instructors and Horse Trainers

An essential aim of our work is the mutual acknowledgement of equal riding instructor and horse trainer qualifications by the FEIF member countries. Therefore the FEIF trainer/instructor matrix was developed by the FEIF Education Committee. The matrix agreement was signed at the FEIF conference in Amsterdam in Februay 2006 by the member associations from: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and USA. Slovenia followed in April 2006, Iceland in February 2007, Canada in 2009.

FEIF has developed a matrix that maps riding instructor competences to three levels of qualification that is used to  enable the comparison of national qualifications.  Above the lowest level of the matrix, riding instructor competences include horse trainer skills.  National associations are responsible for deciding how their qualifications map on to the matrix.

The FEIF Register of Recognised Trainers/Instructors now includes about 1000 trainers/instructors Level 1, about 470 Level 2, about 300 Level 3 and about 20 Level 4 from Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Iceland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and the US.

The register contains names, contact details and (when available) web sites of the trainers/instructors.  Follow the links below to find qualified riding instructors in your country:

Some National Associations also issue qualifications for horse trainers: Young Horse Trainer qualification and Advanced Horse Trainer qualification. Please remember that the Matrix requires all Riding Instructors at Level 2 and above to have horse training competences (without specific license). This again depends on the individual educational system structure of the FEIF member association.  . 

 

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