News from Conference

What is the FEIF Conference?

What is the FEIF Conference?

Once a year, representatives from the FEIF member countries meet  Social licence to operate (SLO) and combatting sexual harassment are the two big topics that will provide the focus of the upcoming international FEIF Conference, which will take place 3rd/4th...

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FEIF Conference 2023 – main topics

FEIF Conference 2023 – main topics

More and more horse associations all over the world started discussions about the so-called “Social license to operate” – the concern for the welfare and use of horses, the changing societal attitudes regarding animal use, the increasing public unease about the use of...

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FEIF Delegates’ Assembly 2021

FEIF Delegates’ Assembly 2021

As agreed unanimously by all FEIF member associations, the FEIF Delegates' Assembly 2021 will take place as a virtual meeting on February 13, 2021. The Annual Meetings of all FEIF Departments - Chair, Breeding, Education, Leisure Riding, Sport and YouthWork - will be...

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Delegates’ Assembly 2021

Delegates’ Assembly 2021

Due to the current situation caused by Covid-19, FEIF decided in agreement with all member countries with voting rights to organize the Delegates’ Assembly 2021 as virtual meeting on February 13, 2021 and to move the annual meetings of all departments to a later date...

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FEIF Conference presentations

FEIF Conference presentations

Two very interesting presentations were held at the FEIF Conference 2020. Þorvaldur Kristjánsson informed the participants on the 'Development of the breeding goal' and Sigríður Björnsdóttir presented the latest developments on new strategies for prevention and...

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Annual Sport meeting 2020

Annual Sport meeting 2020

A large group of national sport leaders and representatives from the national associations as well as the FEIF sport committee had discussions on a long list of agenda items. Hulda Gústafsdóttir and Markus Karrer were reelected as sport committee members. As Alexandra...

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Annual Chairperson meeting 2020

Annual Chairperson meeting 2020

The Annual Chairpersons had a very constructive meeting and the topics ranged from the future of World Championships, the structure of the FEIF committees, and the harmonization of the equipment within FEIF. These topics were first discussed in smaller groups of mixed...

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Annual Leisure Riding meeting 2020

Annual Leisure Riding meeting 2020

For the first time since the FEIF Leisure Riding Department was created 18 representatives from 12 FEIF member countries participated in this annual meeting which shows that there is growing interest in this topic in our Icelandic horse community. The agenda included...

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Annual Education meeting 2020

Annual Education meeting 2020

The participants of the FEIF education leader meeting had a very good and constructive meeting with fruitful discussions around different educational matters within the countries. Topics reached from general advice and exchange about the set up and Organisation of...

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Annual Breeding meeting 2020

Annual Breeding meeting 2020

The Annual Breeding meeting 2020 was well attended and all countries present at the Conference 2020 sent a representative to the meeting. John Siiger Hansen stepped down from the breeding committee after 23 years of working within the FEIF breeding committees and the...

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Annual Youth meeting 2020

Annual Youth meeting 2020

In the FEIF Youth Work Meeting, representatives from 11 FEIF member countries discussed matters ranging from specifics, such as this year's FEIF Youth Cup (18-26th July, hosted by Denmark), or the next FEIF Young Leaders' meeting (22-24th January 2021) to broad...

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FEIF Conference 2020 – Delegates’ Assembly

FEIF Conference 2020 – Delegates’ Assembly

The FEIF Conference 2020 took place in Hveragerði, Iceland and was organized with the great help of the Landssamband hestamannafélaga (LH). As every year, the meetings started with the Annual Delegates' Assembly, the highest authority within FEIF. 13 out of 19 FEIF...

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Work in the FEIF board or a committee?

Work in the FEIF board or a committee?

FEIF is managed by the FEIF Board that deals with all current business except for items specifically reserved for the decision of the Delegates' Assembly. The Board consists of the President, the Directors of the Departments and additionally 1-3 board members may be...

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FEIF Conference 2019 – Joint Meetings

FEIF Conference 2019 – Joint Meetings

For the first time a joint meeting of several departments took place on cross-cutting issues: equipment in FEIF, doping rules and authorities and the inclusion of Gæðingakeppni in FEIF. Regarding the equipment discussions, the meeting agrees that there is no reason to...

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FEIF Conference 2019

FEIF Conference 2019

The FEIF Conference 2019 took place in Berlin, Germany and was organized with the great help of IPZV, the German Icelandic Horse association. As in previous years, the FEIF Conference started with the Annual Delegates' Assembly, the highest authority within FEIF. 14...

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