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.






Workshop on voluntary work
In all areas of our work with the Icelandic horses we need reliable, enthusiastic and skilled volunteers.

Breeding horse trainer seminars 2018
Are you training and presenting breeding horses? Then these seminars might be of interest for you!
Both seminars address...

FEIF Youth Award 2017
The Award 'FEIF Youth Country of the year 2017' went to Denmark.

Delegates' Assembly 2018
The FEIF Conference 2018 took place in Stockholm, Sweden and was organized with the great help of the Swedish Icelandic...

FEIF Trainer/Instructor of the Year 2017
The Award 'FEIF trainer/instructor of the Year 2017' goes to Alexandra Dannenmann from the United States of America, one of...

FEIF Award 2018
Þorvaldur Árnason received the FEIF Award for his great contribution to the breeding of the Icelandic horse all over the...

Annual YouthWork Meeting 2018
'Youth work is about the future' and so were most of the discussions in the FEIF Youth Meeting in Stockholm.

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