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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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Lisa Kroon – young committee member sport

Lisa Kroon – young committee member sport

“Who is who in FEIF? – a series of short interviews with the of the persons working in the organization” . We start by introducing the young members of the Sport Committee, Lisa Kroon from the Netherlands. Lisa, you were selected to the sport committee in 2020. How...

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World Championships 2021

World Championships 2021

Right now we are in the midst of a tough Covid-19-time and it is, like everything else, hard to know if we “happy  Icelandic horse enthusiasts” will be able to meet for a blast of a party at the World Championships for Icelandic Horses in Herning in summer 2021. But...

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FEIF online seminar ‘Why Iceland?’

FEIF online seminar ‘Why Iceland?’

Henning Drath took participants on a virtual tour, exploring Iceland’s culture, music, food and language, and many other of the surprising features you will find when you visit that unique island nation. Participants learned about pylsur með öllu – the uniquely...

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New Young FEIF committee members

New Young FEIF committee members

Along with the other candidates who were elected during the DA on Saturday, 3 new young committee members will start their 2-year position on FEIF committees: Lena-Marie Baltes (LU) will serve on the Education committee, Katharina Haider (AT) on the Leisure Riding...

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FEIF Delegates‘ Assembly 2021

FEIF Delegates‘ Assembly 2021

The FEIF Delegates’ Assembly 2021 took for the first time place as a virtual meeting. 17 out of 21 FEIF member countries entitled to vote were present in this meeting. Apart from the presentations from each board member, the Trainer of the Year 2020 and the Youth...

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FEIF Questionnaire 2020

FEIF Questionnaire 2020

FEIF Questionnaire 2020 - results now available! For several years already, an annual questionnaire has been sent to all FEIF member countries with the purpose to contribute to the development of the international Icelandic horse scene. Since then, several data on...

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Returning to Herning

Returning to Herning

Together, the riders of this year’s FEIF Virtual Ride “Returning to Herning” have now clocked up 22.440 km, which is half-way round the globe. What is more, they have proved that our journey to Herning continues, regardless of what else is happening in the world. Over...

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