The Director of Sport is responsible for all sport matters within FEIF (including gæðingakeppni). This covers the sport rules (FIPO) 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.
Doug Smith has been involved with Icelandic Horses since his retirement from the "dot com" world. Doug owns and breeds horses in both the United States and Iceland. Doug has been very active in the United States. He's held two national sport competition titles (four gait and loose rein tölt). He is the secretary of the national association and takes care of the association's website. Doug has been the Sport Team Leader for the United States at three World Championships.
Doug has been working since beginning of 2013 with Marko Mazeland to transition into the role of Director of Sport and chair of the FEIF World Championships Committee (replacement of the Events Committee). At the same time Doug has been working with the FEIF Breeding Department on developing a mathematical model for computing numeric results from Young Horse Evaluations. Finally, Doug is working with the team to build the next generation of the IceTest software suite.