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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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New video: The export journey of the Icelandic horse

New video: The export journey of the Icelandic horse

Horses of Iceland has now released a magnificent documentary by Wildhorse Films, called The Export Journey of the Icelandic Horse. The documentary will be premiered on all platforms of Horses of Iceland, that is social media, web, and YouTube channel, and on Friday...

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An open letter regarding blood mares

An open letter regarding blood mares

An assessment of the total blood volume of the Icelandic horse, the quantity and frequency of blood harvesting, and its potential effects on pregnant mares from the standpoint of veterinary science and animal welfare. Authors: Barla Barandun, Prof. Dr. med. vet. Ewald...

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2021 – The Year that went… well, not quite as planned

2021 – The Year that went… well, not quite as planned

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the paddock Not a creature was stirring, not even a haddock  - - - ?* (No, no, no – in the field the horses are munching You know, that lovely sound, when horses are chewing? Yep!) … when all through the field, Happy...

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Young Committee Members

Young Committee Members

Ambitious as a sport rider? Excited about breeding? Interested in shaping the future of the Icelandic horse? If you are between 20-26 years old, FEIF needs you.  - - - FEIF is looking for two young committee members to work with the Sport and Breeding committees...

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FEI Season’s greetings

FEI Season’s greetings

FEI – Fédération Équestre Internationale and FEIF signed the Official Mutual Recognition document in 2021 which is based on a joint commitment to equestrian sports and fostering its growth while working to continue to enhance best practice and further...

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EHN News Letter December 2021

EHN News Letter December 2021

The European Horse Network (EHN) published a newsletter with an overview of current and future activities. One of the main items is of course the successful conference addressed by Ms. Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, stressing the...

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In memoriam: Volker Ledermann

In memoriam: Volker Ledermann

Volker Ledermann,  FEIF Breeding Leader from 1979 – 1984 and FEIF President from 1984 – 1988 passed away on December 6, 2021. Volker was the second president of FEIF and continued working in this function in the spirit of his predecessor Ewald Isenbügel. Nevertheless,...

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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 a decision of the European Commission to stop the import and domestic production of PMSG and support any...

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European Horse Network

European Horse Network

Mrs Hilde Vautmans, Member of the European Parliament (MEP) and Chairwoman of the MEP Horse Group and the members of the European Horse Network welcomed Mrs Ursula von der Leyen at their annual conference. “We share the same passion for horses” were the introductory...

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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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