FEIF - International Federation of Icelandic Horse Associations
Sport Guidelines App

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LogoThe Guidelines app is a tool to help Icelandic horse sport enthusiasts judge horse performances shown under the international rules for competition, FIPO.

The app provides a page for each demand in a sport test (i.e. slow tölt, fast tölt, canter, trot, pace, etc). For each demand all of the evaluated aspects of the trait are listed along with the possible observed outcomes. As the user touches the guidelines the range of allowable marks is shown on the scale at the top of the traits list.

Prime judging criterion
The prime judging criterion must be the harmony between horse and rider. The rider should handle the horse with fairness, delicacy and respect; be its true leader rather than its dominator. At all times the rider must put the horse’s welfare paramount and guard its health and safety. The horse should be able to fulfil its tasks with pleasure; be calm and supple, but also confident, attentive and keen.

Main judging principle
The main judging principle is the judge’s duty to make a well balanced, objective and fair assessment that does the entire performance justice.

Object
The object of the guidelines is to provide sport judges with a tool that enables them to adjudicate in the spirit of the prime judging criterion and the main judging principle.

Key elements
The guidelines are based on certain key elements that must all be taken into consideration when making a well-balanced assessment. Those key elements are:

• Riding skills and connection
• Beat and balance
• Suppleness and relaxation
• Outline and movements
• Correctness and precision of the execution

Firewalls
All the key elements must form the basis of the assessment. Therefore good qualities of one element should in principle not compensate for significant shortcomings of other elements. To prevent this happening, firewalls have been placed between the requirements and/or restrictions that have been laid out for each key element. Those firewalls cannot be crossed and will guide the judge when determining the range of possible marks.

Documents

EHN Newsletter March 2017
Pub/rev: 20 Mar 2017, Size: 937 Kb

Girlings Report in Resonsible Equine Ownership
Pub/rev: 16 Mar 2017, Size: 467 Kb

Registration of a ban 2017
Pub/rev: 10 Mar 2017, Size: 23 Kb

Registration of a warning 2017
Pub/rev: 10 Mar 2017, Size: 22 Kb

Sport Judges Guidelines 2017
Pub/rev: 09 Mar 2017, Size: 2,505 Kb

FEIF Education Rules and Regulations 2017
Pub/rev: 06 Mar 2017, Size: 1,725 Kb

FEIF YouthWork Rules and Regulations 2017
Pub/rev: 06 Mar 2017, Size: 1,177 Kb

FEIF Statutes 2017
Pub/rev: 06 Mar 2017, Size: 395 Kb

Sport Rules 2017 - changes as per April 1, 2017
Pub/rev: 06 Mar 2017, Size: 401 Kb

FEIF Breeding Rules and Regulations 2017
Pub/rev: 06 Mar 2017, Size: 1,845 Kb

FEIF Rules and Regulations 2017 (complete)
Pub/rev: 06 Mar 2017, Size: 3,989 Kb

Annual Breeding Meeting 2017
Pub/rev: 06 Mar 2017, Size: 79 Kb

FEIF Sport Rules and Regulations 2017
Pub/rev: 06 Mar 2017, Size: 2,728 Kb

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