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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,…
On September 1st and 2nd, the NY FEIF Breeding Show took place at the Cobleskill Fairgrounds in Cobleskill, NY. Show Organizer, Martina Gates, writes, "We completed the 9th breeding show in the Northeast this fall with 11 horses entered into the show. Six of the horses were US born and bred. All horses…
The World Championships 2019 were definitely a time to remember.We arrived at the venue in Berlin on August 1st. After the first vet check at the entrance we were allowed to move our horses into their stables, take care of our most precious friends, place our tack into our tack box and build some paddocks…
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,…
On September 1st and 2nd, the NY FEIF Breeding Show took place at the Cobleskill Fairgrounds in Cobleskill, NY. Show Organizer, Martina Gates, writes, "We completed the 9th breeding show in the Northeast this fall with 11 horses entered into the show. Six of the horses were US born and bred. All horses…
The World Championships 2019 were definitely a time to remember.We arrived at the venue in Berlin on August 1st. After the first vet check at the entrance we were allowed to move our horses into their stables, take care of our most precious friends, place our tack into our tack box and build some paddocks…