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EHN Webinar: How to communicate on the equine industry

EHN Webinar: How to communicate on the equine industry

The European Horse Network (EHN) invites for a webinar on 'How to communicate on the equine industry'. There is enough data to show that the concerns around horse involvement in sport are rising. The equine world must positively engage with both perception and reality...

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Trainer / Instructor of the Year 2023

Trainer / Instructor of the Year 2023

The following trainers/instructors were nominated by their national associations this time  (in alphabetical order): Dana Hausherr (Switzerland), Emma Möller Ljungqvist (Sweden), Fia Bergman (Finland), Jacqueline Van Den Heuvel (Belgium), Jana Meyer (United States),...

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Did you know….?

Did you know….?

In 2023, the WorldRanking event in Osterfingen, Switzerland ended the WorldRanking season 2023: 12 countries registered a total of 112 WorldRanking events, with 5037 horses and 19.923 results from preliminaries. https://www.feif.org/sport-dept/worldranking-statistics/...

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EHN webinar – Workforce in the Equine industry

EHN webinar – Workforce in the Equine industry

Challenges and opportunities on how to attract a young workforce in the equine industry The entire equine industry is struggling to employ a new workforce, whatever the activities, from breeding and racing/sport to veterinary professionals. The industry offers many...

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A very first but an important step!

A very first but an important step!

Following complaints with the EFTA Regulatory Authority (ESA) on the topic of blood mares in Iceland, an official letter of warning was sent by ESA to the Icelandic government on May 10, 2023. Today, the Icelandic Ministry announced that the current regulation will be...

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FEIF Feather Prize

FEIF Feather Prize

In the continued push to improve riding skills to advance the welfare of our Icelandic horses, the Board of FEIF decided in 2002 to establish a new prize: the FEIF Feather Prize. The aim of this prize is to encourage good riding and good horsemanship, a tribute to...

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Social License to Operate in the Equine Industry

Social License to Operate in the Equine Industry

Credibility, professionalism and trust! After numerous incidents that were problematic from an animal welfare point of view, there has recently been harsh criticism of equestrian sports. More and more often we read  headlines in the public media such as : "Sport or...

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Equipment 2023 – final information

Equipment 2023 – final information

The description of the permitted equipment is now published in its final version for 2023. Certain measurements for the Icelandic curb bit have been removed after intense discussions and measuring lots of standard bits during the last weeks. The FEIF equipment...

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Attention: Spam emails from fake FEIF addresses

Attention: Spam emails from fake FEIF addresses

There are currently strange emails sent out to many FEIF contacts asking for money or for help.Please do not click on any links, do not answer or forward them but categorize them as spam emails or deleted them. The email addresses are fake addresses!

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List of permitted bits now online

List of permitted bits now online

The Delegates’ Assembly 2023 unanimously decided to set a positive sign regarding FEIF’s commitment to horse welfare and the fact that horses should be ridden and presented with as little mechanical and external influence as possible and thus to switch to a list of...

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Social License to Operate

Social License to Operate

The keynote speech at the FEIF Conference was held by Prof. Dr. med. Vet. Michael Weishaupt and it continued to be the main topic of the FEIF Conference 2023 in all department meetings. What is Social Licence to Operate (SLO)? And which questions should we ask...

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