FEIF - International Federation of Icelandic Horse Associations
Youth Work in FEIF

Bringing together young people from across FEIF member countries - who all share the passion for the Icelandic horse - is the main goal for the youth work department. We want to create common experience and foster life skills to strengthen individuals and build transnational communities in all of the following areas:

  • Horsemanship
  • Responsibility for self and others and horses
  • Lifelong friendships
  • Intercultural communication and understanding
  • Tolerance of those with differing opinions
  • Teamwork capability
  • Development of personal skills
  • Seeing positive values
  • Caring for one another through good times and "tougher"

FEIF Youth Work started in 1986 when a first “international youth week” was arranged by FEIF and the Netherlands. Over the years the work has grown and today a FEIF Youth Camp is arranged every odd year, a FEIF Youth Cup is arranged every even year. As of 2013, young riders participate in the World Championships and can gain their own World Championship titles.
2015  saw the first FEIF Youth Video competition and 2016 the first FEIF Young Leaders' Seminar.



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...

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...

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

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

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