FEIF - International Federation of Icelandic Horse Associations 
Rules

All persons and corporate bodies (e.g. riders, judges, organisers, other officials, associations) involved in Icelandic horse events are committed to fair, comradely and sportsmanlike behaviour to one another, and correct behaviour as a rider towards the horse. It is to be taken for granted, that the internationally established principles for the prevention of cruelty to animals are respected and adhered to unreservedly at all times.

The Icelandic horse is a unique breed with special qualities related to its primitive character. It shall be shown respect unreservedly. The following rules apply at all times: the natural appearance (e.g. natural growth and colour of hair) of the horse shall not be changed. Exceptions – the mane and tail may be trimmed if too long, and the horse may be clipped for health and welfare reasons. Hair on the muzzle, fetlocks, and inside the ears shall not be clipped. The rider shall take into account the special background and needs of the Icelandic horse, and keep the horse under as natural conditions as possible, which provide enough light, fresh air and space for free exercise. Artificial or psychological methods to alter the natural expression of the horse are not allowed.

The training of the horse shall not include the use of mechanical equipment in order to influence movement and shape. Exceptions: the use of equipment that is generally accepted as normal and used in a way, which is generally accepted. Use of extreme weights or elastic ropes on the legs is forbidden.

Statutes
The Statutes are the legal basis of FEIF. In the Statutes, the name, goal and purpose of FEIF are defined. Furthermore important issues like membership (including membership fee and voting rights) and the structure of the organization. Click here to download the Statutes.

The FEIF Rule Book
Besides the Statutes FEIF has a rule book called FEIF Rules and Regulations. This is available as a single download with all Rules and Regulations covering FEIF activities . For ease of use, the different chapters are colour coded, and given the following prefixes:  General Rules and Regulations  (G), Breeding (B), Education (E), Sport (S) and Youthwork (Y).
Click here to download the complete set of FEIF Rules and Regulations.

General Rules and Regulations (G)
The General Rules and Regulations include the Code of Conduct (FEI) and rules that apply for all (organised) events with Icelandic horses, like veterinary rules, doping and arbitration and additional information, like rules and requirements for organisers of World Championships and FEIF Youth Cup. Click here to download the complete set of FEIF Rules and Regulations. 

Breeding Rules and Regulations (B)
These rules and regulations focus on all matters specifically regarding breeding, including defining guidelines for breeding evaluations and procedures for breeding shows. It is valid in all member countries of FEIF and in international breeding shows. Click here to read more.

Education Regulations (E)
Education regulations describe in detail the FEIF regulations for riders, trainers and instructors, the qualifications and provides information on all levels of the FEIF Instructor & Trainer Matrix. Click here to read more.

Sport Rules and Regulations (S)
Sport Rules and Regulations include specific rules for sport competitions and as addendums detailed information about WorldRanking, time tables for tests, description of start boxes and detailed drawings of all forms of tracks. Click here to download the document.

Youth Work Regulations (Y)
This part of the rule book contains the aims of FEIF Youthwork, and some guidelines for organisers of the the FEIF Youth Cup. Click here to download.

 

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
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Icelandic horses in the city of Copenhagen
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Youth Work - Committee meeting 2018
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Sport and Sport Judges - Committee Meetings 2018
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Leisure Riding - Committee Meeting 2018
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Education - Committee Meeting 2018
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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...

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World Championships 2019 - Breeding
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World Championships 2019 - Sport
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Icelandic horses in the streets of Copenhagen
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FEIF Sport Judges Seminar 2019
A seminar for international and national sport judges with focus on equine biomechanics and physiology in general,...

Join the Party - Icehorse Festival Version 2.0!
Icehorse Festival Indoor WRL is running from 4-7 April 2019.

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