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Annual Sport Meeting 2019

Annual Sport Meeting 2019

The large group of national sport leaders and representatives from the national as well as FEIF committees had discussions on a long list of agenda items. Florian Schneider was re-elected to the sport committee, Susanne Jelinski joined as a new member. The...

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Annual YouthWork Meeting 2019

Annual YouthWork Meeting 2019

The Youth work committee started the annual meeting with a few minutes of physical warm up exercises which greatly helped with concentration and focus. 11 member associations were represented, which also means that time and again we learnt how things are done in 10...

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Annual Chairperson Meeting 2019

Annual Chairperson Meeting 2019

Topics in the chairperson meeting 2019 ranged from the latest information from the member association activities, the World Championships 2019 and 2021, the FEIF questionnaire feedback to the planned activities for the FEIF@50 celebrations. Several proposals were...

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FEIF Youth Country of the year 2018

FEIF Youth Country of the year 2018

The award of FEIF Youth Country of the year 2018 went to the Netherlands. The newly formed and very energetic committee initiates a lot of activities ranging from boys only events, horse-based activities, focusing on general riding skills and competition training, as...

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Workshop on voluntary work

Workshop on voluntary work

In all areas of our work with the Icelandic horses we need reliable, enthusiastic and skilled volunteers. The question of how to recruit, to keep and to encourage volunteers was tackled during the FEIF conference 2018 in Stockholm, when all delegates participated in a...

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Annual Sport Meeting 2018

Annual Sport Meeting 2018

The Sport Leaders met in Stockholm for a productive two-day session as part of the FEIF Conference 2018. Two new members were elected to the Sport Committee: Alexandra Montan-Grey (SE) and Markus Karrer (CH). They join Hulda Gústafsdóttir (IS), Einar Ragnarsson (AT),...

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Annual Chairperson Meeting 2018

Annual Chairperson Meeting 2018

Participants from nine FEIF member countries participated in the Annual Chairperson meeting at the FEIF Conference 2018 and provided updates on the latest developments and activities in their countries. Volunteers - how to motivate, how to include and how to honour...

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FEIF Award 2018

FEIF Award 2018

Þorvaldur Árnason received the FEIF Award for his great contribution to the breeding of the Icelandic horse all over the world. He has been one of the leading scientists for many decades in the field of horse breeding and has added greatly to the knowledge about the...

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Annual Breeding Meeting 2018

Annual Breeding Meeting 2018

The breeding leaders had a very constructive meeting with many discussions and also decided upon several changes in the breeding regulations, rules and guidelines which will be prepared for 2019. The group also decided to form a committee that will from 2019 on make a...

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Delegates’ Assembly 2018

Delegates’ Assembly 2018

The FEIF Conference 2018 took place in Stockholm, Sweden and was organized with the great help of the Swedish Icelandic Horse Association. As every year, the FEIF Conference started with the Annual Delegates' Assembly, the highest authority within FEIF. 12 out of 19...

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Annual YouthWork Meeting 2018

Annual YouthWork Meeting 2018

'Youth work is about the future' and so were most of the discussions in the FEIF Youth Meeting in Stockholm. Many of the delegates from the FEIF countries were younger than 26 years old (this is a first!) and what is more, they were already a pretty functioning team....

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Annual Leisure Riding Meeting 2018

Annual Leisure Riding Meeting 2018

The exchange of information and experience from the countries was very positive and a lot of good ideas were discussed. Regarding the Horse Profile, there were several ideas on how to publish and advertise it in the countries. The countries are aware of the need to...

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Annual Education Meeting 2018

Annual Education Meeting 2018

The education department had a constructive meeting with very positive discussions, intensive cooperation and results concerning a wide range of educational topics. The cooperation between the countries in educational matters is clearly getting closer. From now on...

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FEIF Trainer/Instructor of the Year 2017

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 the smaller FEIF member countries considering the number of members. Congratulations! Alexandra Dannenmann is an IPZV Trainer B and FEIF...

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Annual Sport Meeting 2017

Annual Sport Meeting 2017

The Sport Leaders and Sport Committee met for two days in Helsinki to consider a long agenda of proposals from the Committee and member associations. Coen Buijsse, Organizer World Championships 2017, presented an updated on the status of preparations for August. (All...

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Delegates’ Assembly 2017

Delegates’ Assembly 2017

The FEIF Conference 2017 took for the first time place in Helsinki, Finland and was organized with the great help of the Finnish Icelandic Horse Association. As every year, the FEIF Conference started with the Annual Delegates' Assembly, the highest authority within...

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