The United States Icelandic Horse Congress

The United States Icelandic Horse Congress maintains the Registry of Icelandic Horses in the U.S, sponsors U.S. participation in international competitions, and regulates breeding and competition activities within the U.S. in accordance with FEIF rules. It furthers knowledge of the Icelandic Horse within the U.S., promotes its correct use as a competition and pleasure riding horse, and provides a network in which to share information on events and services among Icelandic Horse owners. Prospective owners should first read our buyer's checklist.

The Icelandic Horse Quarterly

The Icelandic Horse Quarterly is published in March, June, September, and December by the US Icelandic Horse Congress as a benefit of membership.

Issue One 2023 of The Icelandic Horse Quarterly continues our series on the Holar training pyramid, introduces
trainer Virginia Lauridsen and the new Board of Directors, answers FAQs on horse insurance, and explores the
idea of “out to pasture,” as well as sharing news from the USIHC Affiliated Clubs, the Board of Directors, and our parent organization, FEIF.

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All issues since 2008 are available online. See the Topic Index to find the stories you are interested in.

Upcoming Events

Apr 15, 2023 - Apr 16, 2023
CIA Spring show held at Flying C Ranch, Santa Ynez, CA. National Ranked Event. Contact Asta Covert at for more info
Apr 22, 2023
USIHC Sport Judge/IPZV Trainer B Jana Meyer, and USIHC Sport Judge B/ IPZV Trainer C Alexander Pregitzer will offer an introduction to the gaits of the Icelandic Horse with an emphasis on tölt.
May 26, 2023 - May 28, 2023
The Triple Ice Championships held at Léttleiki Icelandics in Shelbyville Kentucky. Triple WorldRanking show and  National Ranking show in One Weekend. Contact Maggie Brandt for more info at

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