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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

EHN Newsletter March 2017
European Horse Network (EHN) - a non-profit network of stakeholders acting at a World, European, National or Regional level...

Horses of Iceland
FEIF is proud to be a partner of the marketing initiative 'Horses of Iceland'! A wide range of partners meanwhile joined the...

Online stories - new initiative!
'Horses of Iceland' has a new subsection on the website with stories of all kinds about the Icelandic horse, highlighting...

3 Berliner Islandpferdetreffen 2017 in Berlin-Karlshorst (DE) no longer WorldRanking Event
FEIF The event 3 Berliner Islandpferdetreffen 2017 in Berlin-Karlshorst (DE), scheduled 26-28 May 2017, will no longer be a...

World Championships 2017
17 countries registered to participate in the World Championships 2017 in Oirschot, Netherlands, by nominating team leaders...

IceTest and changes of Sport Rules
FEIF Recent changes in Sport Rules and Requirements require an update of IceTest.

Responsible Equine Ownership
FEIF Measures to improve the welfare of millions of horses and donkeys across the EU have been approved by the European...

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