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USIHC is pleased to announce the results of the 2018-2019 Sea to Shining Sea Ride. 45 riders including 8 teams and 13 individual participants logged 36,710.32 miles during the 18 month ride. Anne Owen was the winning Individual Rider completing 3,432 miles.  The winning team was the Rocky Mountain Tölters…
United States Icelandic Horse Congress is pleased to announce the results of the 2019 National Ranking. High Point Awards are given each year to the rider with the highest average in each discipline. The results for 2019 are as follows:   All sanctioned shows held in the United States contribute…
The United States Icelandic Horse Congress Annual Report 2019 has been published. The Annual Report is a comprehensive report that describes the responsibilities, operations, and accomplishments of the Officers and Committees. The Treasurer's Report includes a detailed statement of the receipts and expenditures…
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…
USIHC is pleased to announce the results of the 2018-2019 Sea to Shining Sea Ride. 45 riders including 8 teams and 13 individual participants logged 36,710.32 miles during the 18 month ride. Anne Owen was the winning Individual Rider completing 3,432 miles.  The winning team was the Rocky Mountain Tölters…
United States Icelandic Horse Congress is pleased to announce the results of the 2019 National Ranking. High Point Awards are given each year to the rider with the highest average in each discipline. The results for 2019 are as follows:   All sanctioned shows held in the United States contribute…
The United States Icelandic Horse Congress Annual Report 2019 has been published. The Annual Report is a comprehensive report that describes the responsibilities, operations, and accomplishments of the Officers and Committees. The Treasurer's Report includes a detailed statement of the receipts and expenditures…
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…