FEIF - International Federation of Icelandic Horse Associations 
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.




FEIF Sport Judges Committee
FEIF The sport judges' committee is a forum for counseling, communication and discussion and follows new developments in the area...

Conference minutes 2018
FEIF All minutes of the FEIF conference 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden, are are now available on the FEIF website.

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

Workshop on voluntary work
In all areas of our work with the Icelandic horses we need reliable, enthusiastic and skilled volunteers.

Breeding horse trainer seminars 2018
Are you training and presenting breeding horses? Then these seminars might be of interest for you!
Both seminars address...

FEIF Youth Award 2017
The Award 'FEIF Youth Country of the year 2017' went to Denmark.

Delegates' Assembly 2018
The FEIF Conference 2018 took place in Stockholm, Sweden and was organized with the great help of the Swedish Icelandic...

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