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Leisure Riding - Denmark

 

General country info

  • Language: Danish, but English is generally spoken by everybody. In tourist areas most people speak German as well.
  • Currency: Danish Kroner
  • Inhabitants: App. 5.5 Mio
  • Telephone firefighter/Police/Ambulance: 112
  • Around 200,000 horses in Denmark of which around 25,000 are Icelandic horses.
  • approximately 170,000 riders in total (approx. 8,000 of them in the Danish Icelandic Horse Association.) 
  • The horse sector generates 24,77 billion Kr. (3,5 billion Euro) annually and employs 21,000 people in full-time jobs. 

Access to nature

  • great potential for riding in the countryside.
  • extensive farmland with lots off-tracks and beautiful forests
  • Forests cover 13% of Denmark, 72% of all Danish forest is private. In private forest riding is forbidden, but some owners sell licenses. In public forests non-commercial riding is free.

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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
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.

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...

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

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...

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...

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