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World Championships 2025

World Championships 2025

In July 2021, the Board of FEIF invited for applications to organise the World Championships 2025. October 14, 2021 was the extended deadline for interested parties to submit their bids according to the Rules and Regulations as published on the FEIF website.  The...

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World Championships 2023

World Championships 2023

TICKET SALES ARE OPEN! GET YOUR EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT We are very happy to announce that the ticket sales for the World Championships of Icelandic Horses 2023, August 8-13 in Oirschot (Netherlands), are online! Come and experience the biggest stars in breeding and...

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Young Committee members

Young Committee members

FEIF is looking for interested and active young people, 20-26 years old, to join the FEIF Committees of Sport and Breeding Help us shape the future of the Icelandic Horse world. Seats, especially earmarked for young people, will become available from February 2022,...

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5th Young Leader event

5th Young Leader event

Aged between 18 and 26? Horse enthusiast and want to meet like-minded people? Interested in the topic „Digital Networking“ and why it is important to us in the equine world ? Don’t lose any time to apply for the next FEIF YL Seminar! WHEN? One-day online event on 21st...

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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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EU Regulations on Horse Registration and Identification

EU Regulations on Horse Registration and Identification

The European Horse Network (EHN) published a document explaining the current and coming rules of the European Union about registration and identification of horses, and the registration of the whereabouts of horses, including transport (import into the EU and cross...

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Photo Competition 2021

Photo Competition 2021

Don’t miss the deadline October 3, 2021 to send in your photos for the Photo Competition 2021! We already received a lot of wonderful photos showing the bond between Icelandic horses and people and, following the motto "People and horses" and several FEIF member...

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FEIF Virtual Ride

FEIF Virtual Ride

On 9th August, this year’s virtual ride, Heading to Hella, got off to a great start: watch them go! In brief, currently there are 70 registered riders, from 10 different member countries. Most of the riders have formed teams according to the old motto: shared fun is...

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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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HestFest  2021 has ended

HestFest 2021 has ended

Congratulations, and a big thank you to the Dutch Youth Committee, who turned their recently found ‘spare time’ (due to the fact that many of the usual summer activities had to be cancelled) into an all singing and dancing international online festival. In...

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New FEIF Virtual Ride

New FEIF Virtual Ride

On Monday, August 9th, the tenth Virtual Ride set off “Heading to Hella”, host of Landsmót 2022. Over the past 9 years, we have come a long, long way. What is the FEIF Virtual Ride? Since an actual ride to the venue of either Landsmót, or the World Championships is...

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End and start of the virtual ride

End and start of the virtual ride

On Mon, 2nd August, and the day when the 2021 World Championships would have started, the Virtual Ride “Returning to Herning” will come to a close. It has been a difficult year, but the horses have kept our community sane and happy. Riders are still out there,...

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FEIF Tour Rider Cup 2021

FEIF Tour Rider Cup 2021

Month 2 – and more and more participants! A growing number of participants from Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the US has meanwhile signed up for the FEIF Tour Ride 2021 with a lot of kilometers and hours. Congratulations to...

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Sport judges seminar and test

Sport judges seminar and test

Due to the current situation, the FEIF Sport Judges’ seminar in September 2021 will take place as online seminar (Zoom) on 17th September 2021 (entire day). This seminar is open to International FEIF Sport Judges. Interested persons not listed as International FEIF...

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