FEIF - International Federation of Icelandic Horse Associations 
Director of Sport

The Director of Sport is responsible for all sport matters within FEIF. This covers the sport rules  and guidelines for sport judges, the international co-operation between member countries and the different bodies involved in sport, the annual meeting of national sport leader (Sport Meeting), the Sport Committee, the international seminars for sport judges, the licenses for international sport judges and the test to become a licensed international sport juge, World Championships and the WorldRanking.

Jean-Paul is from Switzerland, living and working near Berne, owner and CEO of the family companies working in wood transformation, handlings technic and consulting (SAP). He has a license as international sport judge and Icelandic horse trainer, he is an active leisure rider (his daughters being active competition riders) and has been team leader for Switzerland or France for five times. He had twice been competition leader at the Swiss Championships. Jean-Paul has been a member of the national sport committee of Switzerland, and as their president a member of the board of IPV CH, later responsible for the national sport judges.

Jean-Paul Balz (CH) is the FEIF Director of Sport, having been elected at the Delegates Assembly in Sweden in 2018.

 

 

 

 

 
News

Young Leader Seminar November 2018
The 3rd Young Leaders' Seminar took place under the sun-lit and balmy skies of Southern Iceland.

Positive doping test at Nordic Championships 2018
FEIF Thomas Vilain Rørvang's horse Toppur frá Skardi 1 [IS2003135733] tested positive for a prohibited substance at the Nordic...

Icelandic horses in the city of Copenhagen
Red and blue colors blended with Copenhagen dressed for autumn.

Breeding and Breeding Judges - Committee Meeting 2018
New and clearer breeding goals for the Icelandic horse breed were discussed together with a proposal for new guidelines for...

Education - Committee Meeting 2018
FEIF The education committee present and those participating via Skype or other media had constructive discussions on future...

Leisure Riding - Committee Meeting 2018
FEIF During the committee meetings 2018 the current version of the horse profile was updated to use the same expressions as in...

Sport and Sport Judges - Committee Meetings 2018
FEIF The Sport Committee and the Sport Judges Committee had a common meeting to ensure that synergies and ideas as well as latest...

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