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FEIF Statement

FEIF Statement

As the international Federation of Icelandic Horse Associations worldwide, FEIF condemns the practices and  the mistreatment of mares on blood farms. We welcome the decision of the European Commission to stop the import and domestic production of PMSG and support any...

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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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World Championship Surveys 2021

World Championship Surveys 2021

Our current World Championships have evolved to a major event with a multitude of challenges for the organisation, member countries and their teams as well as FEIF. A revision of procedures and requirements, and a discussion about the difficulties we encounter are...

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World Championship future

World Championship future

We look forward to your feedback! Our current World Championships have evolved from a relatively small tournament to a major event with a multitude of challenges for the organisation, member countries and their teams as well as FEIF. In order to be able to address the...

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EHN News Letter July 2021

EHN News Letter July 2021

The European Horse Network (EHN) published a newsletter with an overview of current and future activities. Items included are the Green Assets of hoses, to define, qualify and quantify environmental impacts of equines and the revision of EU VAT rules. EHN is active...

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European Horse Network

European Horse Network

The European Horse Network is a network to exchange views on political developments affecting the horse sector in Europe, to discuss and define common interests on the political agenda, to discuss and define technical and R&D issues of common interest to move for...

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Revision of EU VAT rules: position of EHN

Revision of EU VAT rules: position of EHN

The European Horse Network (EHN) published the position of the European horse industry regarding revision of VAT rules as prepared by the European Commission, by advocating for eligibility for reduced rates for the following activities related to equines (horses): 1....

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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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FEI and FEIF sign Official Mutual Recognition

FEI and FEIF sign Official Mutual Recognition

We are delighted to inform you that the FEI – Fédération Équestre Internationale and FEIF signed the Official Mutual Recognition document. We are very honoured by this step and consider this agreement as an indication of trust and confidence from the FEI to FEIF. The...

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Humans, Horses and Events Management

Humans, Horses and Events Management

Horses are perhaps the most common non-human animal to feature in planned events, but although there is considerable research on equestrian sport, there is virtually none on equestrian events. This book begins to address this gap, using the National Championships of...

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FEIF Education seminar 2021 (online)

FEIF Education seminar 2021 (online)

We are happy to offer a great online FEIF education seminar 2021 in co-operation with GaitAcademy (Stian Pedersen, Bent Rune Skulevold) and the Norwegian Icelandic Horse Association (NIHF)! The seminar has several phases and offers a process to make sure everyone can...

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European Horse Network

European Horse Network

The Legal Committee of the European Horse Network (EHN) met on March 4, 2021 to discuss the draft implementing regulation on the identification and registration of equines (SANTE/7004/2019). In the meeting, the response of ENH to the consultation by the EU regarding...

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