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World Championships

A national sport team at World Championships for Icelandic Horses can comprise of up to 7 rider/horse combinations and a reserve horse, a reserve rider or a reserve rider/horse combination. In addition, up to five extra eligible rider/horse combinations and a reserve horse, a reserve rider or a reserve rider/horse combination can be added to the team, provided that the extra riders are at least 16 years old and not more than 21 years old in the calendar year. Young riders may choose to compete in a separate age division or with the adults.

Only one horse per rider is allowed in the World Championships sport competitions. The rider/horse combination cannot be changed after the final entry. Excepted from this is when the reserve is entered in accordance with the rules.

The reigning World Champions are allowed to participate as World Champion at the succeeding World Championships with the same or another eligible horse. They must be officially entered by their national organisation, but will start in addition to the national team in the same team uniform. They are allowed to start in any discipline..

Horses that comply with the specific rule about eligible horses in the FEIF Sport Rules and Regulations, and that are 6 years or older in the calendar year, are eligible

Riders that comply with the specific rule about eligible riders in the general part of Sport Rules and Regulations, and which are 16 years or older in the calendar year are eligible.

A rider must have the nationality of the country he is representing or have had his permanent residence in the country he is representing for at least the previous year (counted back from the first day of World Championships).

Each participation country is invited to appoint one FEIF Licensed International Sport Judge for the sport competitions. Additional judges are appointed by a special committee.

A Chief Judge is appointed by the Board of FEIF upon recommendation by the Sport Committee at least 10 months before the start of the World Championships. At the same time a Deputy Chief Judge is appointed. The Chief Judge and the Deputy Chief Judge must be qualified as a FEIF International Sport judge.

World Championships are organised every two years (uneven years) in one of the member countries.


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.

Annual YouthWork Meeting 2018
'Youth work is about the future' and so were most of the discussions in the FEIF Youth Meeting in Stockholm.

Annual Sport Meeting 2018
The Sport Leaders met in Stockholm for a productive two-day session as part of the FEIF Conference 2018.

Annual Leisure Riding Meeting 2018
FEIF The exchange of information and experience from the countries was very positive and a lot of good ideas were discussed.

FEIF Trainer/Instructor of the Year 2017
The Award 'FEIF trainer/instructor of the Year 2017' goes to Alexandra Dannenmann from the United States of America, one of...

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

Annual Chairperson Meeting 2018
Participants from nine FEIF member countries participated in the Annual Chairperson meeting at the FEIF Conference 2018 and...

Annual Breeding Meeting 2018
FEIF The breeding leaders had a very constructive meeting with many discussions and also decided upon several changes in the...

Annual Education Meeting 2018
FEIF The education department had a constructive meeting with very positive discussions, intensive cooperation and results...

FEIF Award 2018
Þorvaldur Árnason received the FEIF Award for his great contribution to the breeding of the Icelandic horse all over the...

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