Virtual Breeding Seminar

Virtual Breeding Seminar
  • Have you ever wondered about the history of the Icelandic Horse?
  • Do you want to know more about your horse’s bloodlines?
  • Would you like to learn what those bloodlines teach you about your horse and how to use that information for positive performance?
  • Have you ever considered breeding your horse or participating in a Breed Assessment?

In this two day seminar, Arnar Bjarki Sigurðson will educate us about the genetic history and current breed standards of the Icelandic Horse. Isolated for 1000 years, the Icelandic horse has a unique breeding story. Saturday’s class will be a two hour online lecture, with a short break. Participants may submit questions in advance or ask them during a Q & A after the lecture. On Sunday, Arnar will offer a three hour broadcast from his stable in Iceland, where he can use his horses to illustrate traits and facilitate a discussion about practical applications of breeding knowledge.

Arnar is one of less than 30 International Breeding judges and the youngest to ever receive that honor by FEIF. He is a graduate of Hólar University College in Iceland and a member of the Trainers Association of Iceland (FT). Arnar breeds and trains horses in southern Iceland and is in high demand as a clinician, judge, trainer and rider.

Saturday March 13 12pm-2pm (EST) - Lecture
Sunday March 14 12pm - 3pm (EST) - Broadcast from the stable and discussion

The cost to participate is $50 for USIHC members and $75 for non-members. Participants can submit questions for discussion to the Breeding Chair, Virginia Lauridsen at

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