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.

 

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Young Leader Seminar November 2018
The 3rd Young Leaders' Seminar took place under the sun-lit and balmy skies of Southern Iceland.

Positive doping test at Nordic Championships 2018
FEIF Thomas Vilain Rørvang's horse Toppur frá Skardi 1 [IS2003135733] tested positive for a prohibited substance at the Nordic...

Icelandic horses in the city of Copenhagen
Red and blue colors blended with Copenhagen dressed for autumn.

Breeding and Breeding Judges - Committee Meeting 2018
New and clearer breeding goals for the Icelandic horse breed were discussed together with a proposal for new guidelines for...

Education - Committee Meeting 2018
FEIF The education committee present and those participating via Skype or other media had constructive discussions on future...

Leisure Riding - Committee Meeting 2018
FEIF During the committee meetings 2018 the current version of the horse profile was updated to use the same expressions as in...

Sport and Sport Judges - Committee Meetings 2018
FEIF The Sport Committee and the Sport Judges Committee had a common meeting to ensure that synergies and ideas as well as latest...

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