FEIF - International Federation of Icelandic Horse Associations 
Director of Leisure Riding

The Director of Leisure Riding has overall responsibility within FEIF for promoting international cooperation between the member associations in the field of leisure riding.

Lone Høgholt got her first Icelandic horse in 1998 and shortly thereafter she joined the Leisure Riding Group under the Danish Icelandic Horse association. During the years to follow she has participated in the work relating to politically securing the leisure riders’ access to nature, both on local and national level. This work has comprised work involving other horse organizations, other interest groups,  interested parties and Ministries.

Having never ridden before, but dreamt about riding, Lone decided for  the Icelandic horse because of its ability to ride in nature, its personality and indisputable charm and because it plays a fascinating and important role in Nordic history. Riding in nature, in different and varying terrain and enjoying the turns of seasons and surrounding wildlife together with horses and friends is the “fuel” for Lone.

Lone believes that there are two key elements in securing the future success of the Icelandic breed: 

•         access to ride in nature, which attracts so many leisure riders,  and

•         the preservation of the unique characteristics and reliable temperament of the horses.

 

Lone Høgholt (DK) is the Director of Leisure Riding, having been elected at the Delegates Assembly in Sweden in 2012.

News

Out to Oirschot - totals for January 2017
The FEIF virtual ride 'Out to Oirschot' continues to gather momentum.

FEIF YouthCamp 2017
The invitation for the 2017 FEIF Youth Camp is now available for download.

Riding Horse Profiles
The Riding Horse Profile has been developed as a tool to get a neutral, professional assessment of the characteristics of a...

Youth reports 2016 now online
The award FEIF Youth Country of the Year 2016 was given to France.

Annual YouthWork Meeting 2017
The FEIF YouthWork committee welcomed delegates representing 10 member countries.

Annual Sport Meeting 2017
The Sport Leaders and Sport Committee met for two days in Helsinki to consider a long agenda of proposals from the Committee...

Annual Leisure Riding Meeting 2017
The Riding Horse Profile prepared by the Leisure Riding Committee in close cooperation with the Breeding and Education...

Short cuts
Departments
Look for
Contact
(c) 1995-2016 FEIF - International Federation of Icelandic Horse Associations