Please find below the latest news from FEIF, the International Federation of Icelandic
Horse Associations. FEIF is bringing people together in their passion for the Icelandic
horse. More information can be found on our website: www.feif.org . For mobile users:
WorldFengur - the studbook of origin
Details on the history, the objectives, the background and most recent data on users
and horses were presented to the participants of the WorldFengur seminar 2013. The
complete presentation is available in the download section of the FEIF website.
20 registrars and officials from 12 different FEIF countries participated in a WorldFengur
workshop from October 25-27, 2013 in Malmö, Sweden. The objectives were to
introduce & develop new features in WF, improve effective working with WF and
increase team work between registrars could successfully be fulfilled.
FEIF Committee Meetings 2013
From October 25 - 27, 2013 the FEIF Committee Meetings
2013 took place in Malmö, Sweden. The following committees
met and used this opportunity for discussions within their
group but also with other Groups and to prepare for the
annual Meetings and the delegates' assembly 2014 in
Iceland: sport, sport judges, breeding and breeding judges, youth, education, leisure
riding and in addition most WorldFengur registrars and the FEIF Event Committee.
Details on the topics discussed and the outcomes will be published within the next days.
New International Sport Judges
Two additional candidates completed the requirements to become licensed FEIF
International Sport Judges at the FEIF Committee Meetings event in Malmö, Sweden.
Oliver Kubinger (AT) and Sigríður Pjetursdóttir (IS) join Anette Lohrke (DE), Beatrix
Berg (DE), Alexandra Baab (DE) and Valdimar Auðunsson (AT) as the newly licensed
judges from 2013.
Icelandic Horses at Olympic Games - a Dream
Many people dream about Icelandic Horses at the Olympic
Games. The same goes for an 11 year old German girl, ElisaMarie Schroeder, who decided to find out why we are not
there. Se did - on her own account - write a letter to the
German Olympic Sport Board and did get a hand written
answer from the responisble person, Maike Elger. The letter
explains that so many different sports want to take part, that
not all fit in into the program.
Horse sport at Olympic Games is under pressure anyway, as
the (potential) number of people watching the different
disciplines is the most important factor to decide which sports are included. And as
more people are watching other sports, horse sport (including dressage and jumping)
has been downgraded recently. There are also requirements about the number of active
sporters on different continents which makes it rather difficult for sport with Icelandic
Horses to be included.
Let's hope this will not discourage Elisa-Marie to continue her sport activities with
Icelandic horses. The FEIF Youth Cup 2016 will welcome her!
FEIF Events until 29 March 2014
07-Feb - 09-Feb FEIF Conference 2014
21-Mar - 23-Mar Joint Sport Judges/Education Seminar 2014 Kronshof