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

Out to Oirschot - totals for January 2017
The FEIF virtual ride 'Out to Oirschot' continues to gather momentum.

FEIF YouthCamp 2017
The invitation for the 2017 FEIF Youth Camp is now available for download.

Riding Horse Profiles
The Riding Horse Profile has been developed as a tool to get a neutral, professional assessment of the characteristics of a...

Youth reports 2016 now online
The award FEIF Youth Country of the Year 2016 was given to France.

Annual YouthWork Meeting 2017
The FEIF YouthWork committee welcomed delegates representing 10 member countries.

Annual Sport Meeting 2017
The Sport Leaders and Sport Committee met for two days in Helsinki to consider a long agenda of proposals from the Committee...

Annual Leisure Riding Meeting 2017
The Riding Horse Profile prepared by the Leisure Riding Committee in close cooperation with the Breeding and Education...

Annual Education Meeting 2017
The education department had a successful meeting with very positive discussions, intensive exchange of information and...

Delegates' Assembly 2017
The FEIF Conference 2017 took for the first time place in Helsinki, Finland and was organized with the great help of the...

Annual Chairperson Meeting 2017
FEIF The participants of the chairperson meeting provided updates about the latest developments and activities in their countries.

Annual Breeding Meeting 2017
FEIF The annual breeding meeting agreed on preparing a proposal for a clear definition of the guidelines for conflicts of...

FEIF Youth Award 2016
Every year member countries are invited to submit a report about the activities and innovations and bright ideas that inform...

The Trainer of the Year Award goes to.....
In 2016 FEIF invited all member countries for the first time to nominate candidates for the best FEIF instructor/trainer.

WorldFengur Report 2016
WorldFengur is the official FEIF register of the Icelandic horse breed.

Report from the FEIF YouthWork Department 2016
2016 saw the launch of the brand new FEIF Young Leaders initiative.

Report from the FEIF Sport Department 2016
This report provides an overview of the activities of the FEIF Sport Department in 2016, WR, seminars, G&H riding, and, and,...

Report from the FEIF Leisure Riding Department 2016
The work conducted through 2016 has been very practically oriented on how to move on with developing a way of evaluating the...

FEIF activities 2016
At the FEIF Conference 2017 the activities of the FEIF Departments for projects in 2017 and later will be discussed with...

Report from the FEIF Education Department 2016
What happened in the FEIF Education Department in 2016? This report provides an overview of the activities and projects of...

FEIF Report 2016
In the past year FEIF has been working on different matters, cases and projects.

Report from the FEIF Breeding Department 2016
FEIF What happened in the FEIF Breeding Department in 2016? Seminars, meetings, Landsmót, breeding shows, other projects, the...

Seminar for breeding horse trainers
The 7th seminar for breeding horse trainers (eligible age group 18-30 years) will take place from April 4-7, 2017 on the...

Seminars in New Zealand
In December the Icelandic Horse Association in New Zealand, IceHNZ, was lucky to have Silke Feuchthofen (FEIF breeding, FEIF...

IceHorse Berlin 2017
100 participants are expected from February 25-26 at the IceHorse Berlin 2017 in the Horst-Dohm-Stadium in Berlin.

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