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Photo Competition –  FIRE and ICE

Photo Competition – FIRE and ICE

Thank you all for your votes on Facebook to select the winning photos of the winter topic “Fire and Ice”. The voting is now closed and we have 3 winners: Cora Claas with 228 Likes,  Flora Widauer  with 206 Likes,  Lucile Sachot with 173 Likes Congratulations to the...

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T2 – Tölt – Option for trial in 2022

T2 – Tölt – Option for trial in 2022

The finals of the T2 competition could be more attractive by riding the third section (slow to medium speed tölt, holding both reins in one hand clearly showing no rein contact with the horse’s mouth) on both hands. Therefore, the Annual Sport Leaders Meeting decided...

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Requirements for highest marks

Requirements for highest marks

The FEIF Breeding Judges Committee produced a video with some clarifications regarding the demands for the highest marks at breeding shows. The video is currently available in English, Swedish and Icelandic, the German version will soon follow. For the English version...

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Youth Country 2021 and Hestfest 2021

Youth Country 2021 and Hestfest 2021

The award ‘FEIF Youth Country of the Year 2021’ went to Great Britain. After two years of the restrictions the pandemic inflicted on so many horse activities within the FEIF member countries, the judges decided to make  the award less on what had actually been...

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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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The beat goes on

The beat goes on

The contract with the FEIF is ready - the Icelandic Horse World Championships 2025 will take place in Switzerland! Ueli Heller, President of the Association "Icelandic Horse World Championships in Switzerland", Roman Spieler, OC President World Championships 2025 as...

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Changes – WorldRanking 2022

Changes – WorldRanking 2022

From 2022 , WorldRanking will be switched to a rider-horse-combination ranking, after 25 years, where the performance of riders has been compared. Consequently it can happen, that a rider is listed several times in a ranking, when ranked with different horses. To see...

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FEIF on Facebook and Instagram

FEIF on Facebook and Instagram

FEIF shares insights about what's happening in the committees almost daily via Instagram and Facebook. Posts are shared from all committees (Breeding, Education, Leisure Riding, Sport and YouthWork). Most of the photos that appear on the channels are photos that FEIF...

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Breeding ringmaster seminar (online)

Breeding ringmaster seminar (online)

On March 7, 2022 an online seminar for ringmasters, listed on the FEIF website took place with 26 participants. The seminar focused on important issues concerning the job of a ringmaster. Inge Kringeland and Heimir Gunnarsson were the responsible lecturers for the...

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Young Leader Seminar 2022

Young Leader Seminar 2022

18 young adults from 8 different countries gathered for a full weekend of sharing experiences and team building. The meeting took place in the beautiful city Vienna and was hosted by the Austrian Association, ÖIV. The topic of the meeting was “Digital networking in...

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FEIF Virtual Ride – Heading to Hella

FEIF Virtual Ride – Heading to Hella

The first two teams “have arrived” at the  destination: Hella in Iceland where this year’s Landsmót will take place 3-10th July. Each year riders from all over the world take part in a virtual ride from home – wherever that is – to the summer highlight for Icelandic...

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Sport Judges Guidelines 2022

Sport Judges Guidelines 2022

The sport judges guidelines 2022 are now available! The FEIF Sport Judges' Committee updated the new version of the guidelines. There are several smaller changes, the main change is the clear description of the maximum tightness of the noseband and how to measure...

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World Championship song launched

World Championship song launched

The official WC song 2023 has been launched and is now available via Spotify and Apple Music! Produced by Gijs Coolen and voices from Jula Aimée Kalshofen and Naomi Bakels with the help of singers from Portugal, Sweden, Austria, Great Britain, New Zealand, the US and...

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WorldFengur now available in Faroese

WorldFengur now available in Faroese

The Faroese language is the tenth language in WorldFengur. Besides Icelandic and Faroese, WorldFengur users can choose between English, German, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Dutch, French and Finnish. According to WorldFengur, 359 Icelandic horses are registered alive...

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Nordic Championships 2022

Nordic Championships 2022

Åland is hosting the Nordic Championships (NC) for Icelandic horses Nordic Championships for Icelandic horses alternate between the Nordic countries, and on 9 - 14 August 2022, Finland will host the event. Åland - with its ideal location in the Baltic Sea, with newly...

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