Youth Award

Every year FEIF invites member countries to submit a report on all activities, new ideas and innovative initiatives, in the field of Youth work. All reports will be published, and might further serve as a resource to generate ideas that might be tried out in other countries.
All reports must be at the FEIF Office ( no later than 15th of January. The Award will go to the country that has that has been most active and most innovative in their Youth work during the year. The winning entry will be awarded with a trophy and be offered an additional place for the FEIF YouthCup or YouthCamp of the current year.

Countries may choose to present the report in any format.

The first award was presented in 2007, all reports are published on the FEIF website (go to archive to find reports of earlier years). Be inspired!

FEIF Youth Country of the Year 20

The Award 2020 was given to IPVCH youth who put youth work at the very heart of all committee work, which shows in the wide variety of activities offered to children and young riders across the country and a good growth rate of participants.

Some of the more unusual activities include an introduction to shoeing, using the legs of  dead horses, a course on how to fall off safely (and elegantly), and a new emphasis on  learning how to present a horse at a breeding show.  In spite of corona restrictions, the youth team managed to organise a 4-day camp during the summer, and a further 11 training for their national youth sport team. What’s more, the preparations for the 2022 FEIF Youth Cup, which will take place in Switzerland are already well on the way, and the international FEIF community is looking forward to seeing the active and imaginative work done in Switzerland for ourselves. Congratulations Switzerland!

Winning countries


2006 – Great Britain
2007 – Iceland
2008 – Sweden
2009 – The Netherlands
2010 – Austria
2011 – Netherlands
2012 – Germany
2013 – USA
2014 – Finland
2015 – Sweden
2016 – France
2017 – Denmark
2018 – The Netherlands
2019 – Austria
2020 – Switzerland

All reports sent in since 2013 are available in the archive of the youth documents, just click on the link and enjoy reading and get inspired!