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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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IPZV Art Competition 2020

IPZV Art Competition 2020

In Germany, the Day of the Icelandic Horse was celebrated with an award ceremony and the opening of an exhibition of the artwork entered in IPZV’s Icelandic (Horse) Art Competition. In total 465 artists from 16 different countries sent their great pictures. The...

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First teams “arrived” in Herning!

First teams “arrived” in Herning!

The 9th FEIF Virtual Ride “Returning to Herning” got off to a great start. Currently,  92 riders are registered, together they have covered just over 3000km, and 2 teams have already covered the distance from their home to Herning, and are looking for a new challenge....

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Fjellfestival 2020

Fjellfestival 2020

The "Fjellfestival med islandshest", or Mountain festival with Icelandic horses in Norway has started! It is the third year of the festival and was originally planned as a FEIF event this year. Sadly we had to cancel the international part due to Covid-19. However we...

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65 riders on their way to Herning

65 riders on their way to Herning

The virtual ride to the site of the next World Championships got off to a very good start last Monday: within one weeks, we have so far 65 complete registrations, riders from 13 member countries, the shortest distance from the home of one rider is just 162 km, whereas...

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Returning to Herning

Returning to Herning

Sunday was the first day of the 9th virtual ride. The aim is for everyone to make it to Herning in time for the World Championships 1-8th August 2021. The ride got off to an amazing start. By close of day 36 riders had registered, and hopefully counted their first km...

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Sverigeritten – day 42!

Sverigeritten – day 42!

The great relay ride that started on June 15th, 2020 from the north of Sweden towards the south with a total of 1.750km has meanwhile reached day 42! This national happening is coordinated by the Swedish Icelandic Horse Association (SIF) and carried out by local...

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End of the virtual ride ‘Hello Hella’

End of the virtual ride ‘Hello Hella’

6th July was scheduled to be the beginning of Landsmót 2020, and with that the FEIF virtual ride ‘Hello Hella’ is also coming to an end. The preparations, the training, and the joyful anticipation of Landsmót 2020 were real – and so was all the riding done by the...

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Day of the Icelandic horse 2020

Day of the Icelandic horse 2020

The Day of the Icelandic horse, celebrated September 12, 2020 is the perfect opportunity to showcase our wonderful breed all over the world! No matter what you organise to bring people closer to the Icelandic horse - an open house, an event, or a competition like the...

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The great ride of Sweden

The great ride of Sweden

Sverigeritten, a relay ride from the north to the south of Sweden, sets off on the island of Gotland today, June 15th, 2020. Fifty-five days and 1,748 km later, the last group will arrive in Ystad on 16 August. The main intention for this major event is to engage and...

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New date for the FEIF Riders’ Camp

New date for the FEIF Riders’ Camp

Due to the current situation caused by COVID-19 the FEIF Riders' Camp 2020 which was planned to take place during the Norwegian fjellfestival in August 2020 has been cancelled. The good news is that a new date has already been fixed for 2021 - August 18-22, 2021. So...

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FEIF Virtual ride

FEIF Virtual ride

Since they started in August, the FEIF Virtual riders have now covered 23.510km on 'Hello Hella', this year's ride to Landsmót 2020. Virtual ride? In these days of coronavirus, a lot of things seem to switch to 'virtual'. At my University we are introducing virtual...

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