News from Breeding

Requirements for highest marks

Requirements for highest marks

The FEIF Breeding Judges Committee produced a video with some clarifications regarding the demands for the highest marks at breeding shows. The video is currently available in English, Swedish and Icelandic, the German version will soon follow. For the English version...

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Breeding ringmaster seminar (online)

Breeding ringmaster seminar (online)

On March 7, 2022 an online seminar for ringmasters, listed on the FEIF website took place with 26 participants. The seminar focused on important issues concerning the job of a ringmaster. Inge Kringeland and Heimir Gunnarsson were the responsible lecturers for the...

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WorldFengur now available in Faroese

WorldFengur now available in Faroese

The Faroese language is the tenth language in WorldFengur. Besides Icelandic and Faroese, WorldFengur users can choose between English, German, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Dutch, French and Finnish. According to WorldFengur, 359 Icelandic horses are registered alive...

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BLUP and WorldFengur

BLUP and WorldFengur

One of the tools available for breeders of Icelandic horses are the BLUP values (estimation of breeding value). This is a tool that summits all available information from breeding assessments of all individuals in the population, estimates their breeding value and...

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Landsmót 2022 will be great!

Landsmót 2022 will be great!

The presale has been extended to February 2nd, 2022. Magnús Benediktsson took on the job of manager of the Landsmót, The Icelandic Horse Festival, in Hella next summer. Magnús has worked on several projects in the Icelandic horse world in the past years and is known...

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New BLUP indices published

New BLUP indices published

New BLUP indices have now been published in Worldfengur for 465461 horses. Thereof, 34499 had own records from an international breeding assessment divided between countries as: Iceland 21416, Sweden 4266, Germany 3534, Denmark 2661, Norway 1213, Austria 346, Finland...

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Landsmót 2022

Landsmót 2022

Landsmót hestamanna will be held in Hella from July 4th – 10th in 2022 and ticket sales are starting today! Anticipation is great, since four years will have passed since we last held Landsmót, in Reykjavík 2018. Enjoy watching the world‘s best horses and riders...

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Young Committee members

Young Committee members

FEIF is looking for interested and active young people, 20-26 years old, to join the FEIF Committees of Sport and Breeding Help us shape the future of the Icelandic Horse world. Seats, especially earmarked for young people, will become available from February 2022,...

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Farewell to Maria Siepe-Gunkel

Farewell to Maria Siepe-Gunkel

With great sadness we learned of Maria's death, and we are very sorry to lose a highly valued member of our Icelandic horse community. For many years, Maria mastered the challenge to represent the various interests of the breeding community, both at national level as...

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20 years of WorldFengur

20 years of WorldFengur

It is now 20 years that the global database for Icelandic horses – a cooperation project between the Icelandic Government and FEIF – was opened for public use. From the outset, this extensive database was developed to become the essential tool for breeders of the...

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Breeding show information

Breeding show information

Work of the judging panel There have been some discussions about the working place for the breeding judges at the shows. A few years ago, it was standardized that the judges should present the results from the conformation assessment as soon as they have reached a...

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