Youth Award

FEIF Youth Country of the Year 2021

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 organised,  but rather pay more attention on the obstacles faced by ‘small countries’ in terms of Icelandic horses.

In their report, the Youth Committee of Great Britain provided a realistic and honest analysis of the difficulties they face in terms of low numbers, a small budget and huge distances between young riders. At the same time, this was balanced by the innovative ideas that could be implemented and the lessons learnt from the isolation caused by living with Covid 19.

Congratulations IHSGB!

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
2021 – Great Britain

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!