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The deadline for FEIF Youth Cup Applications has been extended to February 15, 2020.  The Youth Committee is still accepting applications for Riders, Team Leader, and Country Leader.  Priority will be given to applications received prior to the original deadline of January 12, 2020 if applicants meet…
Each January, the Board of Directors assigns officers and chairs according to USIHC Policies and Procedures. USIHC programs are organized by committees and all committee members, including the chairs, are volunteers. USIHC members can join a committee by contacting the chairperson. The USIHC Officers…
USIHC is pleased to announce the addition of three new members to the Board of Directors: Martin Nielsen, Virginia Lauridsen, and Lucy Nold.    Martin Nielsen Icelandic horses have been my life for the past 40 years, ever since my father bought the first horse for my mother. That led to the entire…
Voting is now open for FEIF Trainer of the Year.  Six active Trainers and Instructors from FEIF member countries have been nominated. The nominee for the United States is Laura Benson and the poll is open until January 13, 2020. Click here or copy and paste https://poll.app.do/feif-trainer-of-the-year-2019/s9lsdgc0…
The 2020 Sea 2 Shining Sea Ride is beginning! Register now for this virtual ride by emailing s2ss@icelandics.org.  About The Ride Sea 2 Shining Sea is a year long virtual ride on Icelandic Horses. This 5,000 mile ‘ride’ will cover a route circumnavigating the US starting January 1, 2020 and finishing…
We are pleased to announce the launch of the newly designed USIHC website. After months of hard work and dedication, we are delighted that it will officially launch on Thursday December 12, 2019. The new site will continue with the same URL: www.icelandics.org As the official Icelandic horse breed organization…
Join us at the Radisson Hotel Portland Airport in Portland, OR. Northwest Icelandic Horse Club will be hosting the 2020 Annual Meeting. The meeting will begin at 9 am on Sunday, January 19, 2020. To reserve your hotel room call 503-251-2000 and follow prompts. Request the USIHC event room fee of $113…
The 2020 FEIF Youth Cup applications are now available! This international Icelandic horse competition is held every other year and this year's FYC will take place in Vilhelmsborg, Denmark July 18 - July 26, 2020. The FEIF Youth Cup is an international Icelandic horse competition held in a different…
Massachusetts Equine Affaire had a powerhouse of representation for the Icelandic horse this year! Affiliated Club, Northeast Icelandic Horse Club, and USIHC partner, Horses of Iceland, promoted the Icelandic horse in the Breed Pavilion and in various demos and presentations throughout the weekend.…
A second FEIF Breeding Evaluation took place this September and was hosted by Harmony Icelandics in central Iowa. In addition to having 4 horses evaluated, three educational seminars were offered. The topics included breeding goals, evaluating and presenting a horse, and how to use BLUP and Worldfengur. Organizer,…
The deadline for FEIF Youth Cup Applications has been extended to February 15, 2020.  The Youth Committee is still accepting applications for Riders, Team Leader, and Country Leader.  Priority will be given to applications received prior to the original deadline of January 12, 2020 if applicants meet…
Each January, the Board of Directors assigns officers and chairs according to USIHC Policies and Procedures. USIHC programs are organized by committees and all committee members, including the chairs, are volunteers. USIHC members can join a committee by contacting the chairperson. The USIHC Officers…
USIHC is pleased to announce the addition of three new members to the Board of Directors: Martin Nielsen, Virginia Lauridsen, and Lucy Nold.    Martin Nielsen Icelandic horses have been my life for the past 40 years, ever since my father bought the first horse for my mother. That led to the entire…
Voting is now open for FEIF Trainer of the Year.  Six active Trainers and Instructors from FEIF member countries have been nominated. The nominee for the United States is Laura Benson and the poll is open until January 13, 2020. Click here or copy and paste https://poll.app.do/feif-trainer-of-the-year-2019/s9lsdgc0…
The 2020 Sea 2 Shining Sea Ride is beginning! Register now for this virtual ride by emailing s2ss@icelandics.org.  About The Ride Sea 2 Shining Sea is a year long virtual ride on Icelandic Horses. This 5,000 mile ‘ride’ will cover a route circumnavigating the US starting January 1, 2020 and finishing…
We are pleased to announce the launch of the newly designed USIHC website. After months of hard work and dedication, we are delighted that it will officially launch on Thursday December 12, 2019. The new site will continue with the same URL: www.icelandics.org As the official Icelandic horse breed organization…
Join us at the Radisson Hotel Portland Airport in Portland, OR. Northwest Icelandic Horse Club will be hosting the 2020 Annual Meeting. The meeting will begin at 9 am on Sunday, January 19, 2020. To reserve your hotel room call 503-251-2000 and follow prompts. Request the USIHC event room fee of $113…
The 2020 FEIF Youth Cup applications are now available! This international Icelandic horse competition is held every other year and this year's FYC will take place in Vilhelmsborg, Denmark July 18 - July 26, 2020. The FEIF Youth Cup is an international Icelandic horse competition held in a different…
Massachusetts Equine Affaire had a powerhouse of representation for the Icelandic horse this year! Affiliated Club, Northeast Icelandic Horse Club, and USIHC partner, Horses of Iceland, promoted the Icelandic horse in the Breed Pavilion and in various demos and presentations throughout the weekend.…
A second FEIF Breeding Evaluation took place this September and was hosted by Harmony Icelandics in central Iowa. In addition to having 4 horses evaluated, three educational seminars were offered. The topics included breeding goals, evaluating and presenting a horse, and how to use BLUP and Worldfengur. Organizer,…