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We are pleased to announce the results of the 2020 FEIF Youth Cup Tryout for the United States team.  USIHC had four Youth members tryout. The results are as follows:  Rider 1: Zoe Johnson with 6.35Rider 2: Samantha Harrigan with 5.95Rider 3: Karli Schmutz with 5.35Reserve Rider: Keziah Dunn with 5.05 Country…
USIHC is proud to recognize Zophonías from Vinland as the recipient of the 2019 Anne Elwell Breeding Award. This award is given annually to the breeder of the highest evaluated ridden stallion or gelding bred in the United States. Zophonías from Vinland (US2012104637) was evaluated at the 2019 New York…
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 results of the 2020 FEIF Youth Cup Tryout for the United States team.  USIHC had four Youth members tryout. The results are as follows:  Rider 1: Zoe Johnson with 6.35Rider 2: Samantha Harrigan with 5.95Rider 3: Karli Schmutz with 5.35Reserve Rider: Keziah Dunn with 5.05 Country…
USIHC is proud to recognize Zophonías from Vinland as the recipient of the 2019 Anne Elwell Breeding Award. This award is given annually to the breeder of the highest evaluated ridden stallion or gelding bred in the United States. Zophonías from Vinland (US2012104637) was evaluated at the 2019 New York…
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…