FEIF - International Federation of Icelandic Horse Associations 
Director of Youth Work

The Director of Youth Work is responsible within FEIF for organizing and conducting the international co-operation between youth work in the member countries, the youth committeee and the FEIF Board. The stated aims of the Youth department are: (a) to promote excellence in riding and horsemanship skills, by supporting the educational youth work that happens in member countries; (b) to build up and foster cross border friendship and international networks that will grow and last beyond the teenage years of the participants, and (c) to promote sound knowledge and understanding of the Icelandic horse, its history and its culture.

The current FEIF Director of Youth Work is Gundula SharmannGundula Sharman, who was elected in 2014 in Reykjavík. 

Gundula Sharman and her husband run an organic farm in the North East of Scotland. Apart from breeding and raising ca. 120 Aberdeen Angus cattle, they also breed Icelandic horses on a small scale, and train all their own youngsters. Their aim is to produce well-trained, family friendly horses for the UK leisure market.

Since 1998, Gundula has been working as a lecturer and head of the German department at the University of Aberdeen. She is also involved with the British Horse Society (all horse breeds), which is an important voice in the national horse industry in the UK.



 

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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.

Youth Work - Committee meeting 2018
The 2018 Cup is done - long live the FEIF YouthCup! Topics of discussion at the FEIF YouthWork Committee in Berlin included...

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...

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...

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

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