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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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Trainer / Instructor of the Year 2022

Trainer / Instructor of the Year 2022

Thank you for your votes for the Trainer/Instructor of the Year 2022! The following trainers/instructors were nominated by their national associations this time  (in alphabetical order): Caeli Cavanagh, United States of America, Catherine Mynn, Switzerland, Liva...

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On Christmas Day in the Morning…

On Christmas Day in the Morning…

It's 7 o'clock, and the snow is falling,As I look outside, the horses are calling.I throw on some clothes and rush to the yard,Everything sparkles, and the ground is hard:Icy breath in the air, a hoof stamping the ground.Then it's tik tak, tak tik,  the only sound.A...

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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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BLUP breeding values updated

BLUP breeding values updated

Recently, the BLUP breeding values have been re-estimated and published in the Studbook of Origin for the Icelandic horse, WorldFengur.com (WF). In total, breeding values for 479,960 Icelandic horses are available this time. This applies to all horses registered in WF...

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FEIF Facts and Figures 2022

FEIF Facts and Figures 2022

The Icelandic Norwegian Horse Festival ended a great 2023 WorldRanking season: 12 countries registered a total of 110 WorldRanking events, more than 2,700 riders with almost 4,000 horses participated! https://www.feif.org/sport-dept/worldranking/worldranking/ At 47...

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FEIF Committee meetings 2022

FEIF Committee meetings 2022

The FEIF Committee meetings 2022 took place from October 14-15 in Haarlem, the Netherlands. The feedback from all committees was that the discussions were constructive, interesting, and fruitful. Below you will find a short summary of the discussions in the different...

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Tölt Tunes

Tölt Tunes

During the Mid-European and the Nordic Championships Henning Drath held an appreciated and interesting seminar supported by FEIF Youth Work. The participants of the seminar learned why the music in an Icelandic horse competition is important and how you can improve...

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FEIF Policy

FEIF Policy

All persons and corporate bodies (e.g. riders, judges, organisers, other officials, and associations) involved in Icelandic horse competitions and other Icelandic horse events are committed to fair, comradely and sportsmanlike behaviour to one another, as well as fair...

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Photo competition – voting is open

Photo competition – voting is open

For the second time, FEIF is hosting a photo competition in cooperation with IPZV. There is a topic for each season: “Fire and Ice” in winter, “Flowerpower” in spring, the summer topic will be "friendship" and the topic for autumn will be revealed end of summer. You...

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FEIF Delegates’ Assembly 2022

FEIF Delegates’ Assembly 2022

The 2022 FEIF Delegates’ Assembly took again place as a virtual meeting. 16 out of 21 FEIF member countries entitled to vote were present in this meeting. The FEIF Board members provided an update on the planned projects and activities for 2022 in addition to the...

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