- Support the use and health of the Icelandic Horse according to international standards.
- Advance the study, breeding, and exhibition of the Icelandic Horse.
- Represent FEIF in the United States and represent the United States to FEIF.
- Maintain a registry of purebred Icelandic Horses.
Official Publication of the United States Icelandic Horse Congress
(USIHC), a member association of FEIF (International Federation of
Icelandic Horse Associations).
The Icelandic Horse Quarterly is published in March, June, September,
and December by the US Icelandic Horse Congress as a benefit of membership.
The June 2013 issue of The Icelandic Horse Quarterly features an
interview with top-ranked rider Ásta Covert, another update on Cornell
University's research into summer eczema, tips on training in natural
settings and teaching your horses to pony, discussions on competing and
encouraging young riders, thoughts from the 2012 Pleasure Riding Program
winners, youth essays, and the latest news from the Regional Clubs and
Board of Directors, and a report from the 2013 conference of our parent
All issues since 2008 are available online.
The second issue of The Icelandic Horse Quarterly is available as a PDF file. The printed copies will go in the mail on June 1st.
This issue features an interview with top-ranked rider Ásta Covert, another update on Cornell University's research into summer eczema, tips on training in natural settings and teaching your horses to pony, discussions on competing and encouraging young riders, thoughts from the 2012 Pleasure Riding Program winners, youth essays, and the latest news from the Regional Clubs and Board of Directors, and a report from the 2013 conference of our parent organization, FEIF.
|Youth Cup Applications
The tryout procedures and application forms for the 2014 Youth Cup (July 11-20 at Hólar in Iceland) have been finalized. The applications for riders and leaders are due on December 1, 2013.
|May Conference Call Minutes
The minutes of the May Board conference call are available in the archive.
|Competition Rules Revised.
The USIHC Sport Competition rules have been updated for the 2013 season. All changes take effect immediately.
Aside from the routine updating of FIPO version numbers and other bookkeeping, there are three changes for 2013:
- Shows are now required to pay a flat fee of $75.00 to support the national awards program.
|Sport Rider Eligibility
The list of sport riders who have "scored-out" of the the novice and/or intermediate tests has been updated to reflect all of the 2012 competitions. Riders and show organizers are encouraged to consult this list to avoid confusion if scores are not included in the 2013 ranking.
|Breeding Horses at the World Championships
The requirements to send a breeding horse to the 2013 World Championships in Berlin are available under the "Breeding" item on the website menu. Contact Barbara Frische, US Breeding Leader, at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
|Important Information for Horses going to the World Championships
The following information is provided by FEIF with regard to all horses participating in the World Championships in Berlin. If you are planning to take a Sport or Breeding horse please review the following:
Stabling: Each horse will be provided with a 3m x 3m portable stall and access to an outdoor, sand paddock.
||World Championships Tryouts: Mill Farm (Ancramdale, NY)|
Contact Dan Slott (email@example.com). More information including applications (team and scores-only) is available at www.icelandics.org/wc_team.
||World Championships Tryouts: Thor Icelandics (Claverack, NY)|
Contact Martina Gates (firstname.lastname@example.org). More information including applications (team and scores-only) is available at www.icelandics.org/wc_team.
||World Championships Tryouts: Creekside Farm (Rutledge, GA)|
Contact Katrin Sheehan (email@example.com). More information including applications (team and scores-only) is available at www.icelandics.org/wc_team.
||World Championships Tryouts: Hunavellir (Santa Ynez, CA) |
Contact Ásta Covert (firstname.lastname@example.org). More information including applications (team and scores-only) is available at www.icelandics.org/wc_team.
||NEIHC Youth Day|
Several farms in the northeast will concurrently host open houses to promote the breed to youth, with activities such as demos, raffles, games and the opportunity to ride an Icelandic horse. For locations and more info, go to:
||Board Conference Call|
The monthly Board conference call will take place starting at 9PM (Eastern). An agenda will be posted here the Saturday before the call. All interested members are invited to listen to the call.
||Quarterly (September Issue) Article & Advertising Deadline.|
Submit articles for publication in the Icelandic Horse Quarterly to email@example.com. We reserve the right to edit submissions. To submit ads online and pay using PayPal, click here.
Icelandic Horse Competition at Winterhorse Park Icelandics LLC, Eagle, WI. Contact Barb Riva at firstname.lastname@example.org.
No sanction application for this event has been received.
|Straightening the Crooked Horse Clinic|
at Hulinndalur in Columbus, NC.
Every horse is born with a degree of laterality, which can be lessened or worsened through training and management. Crooked, asymmetric, and uneven are also terms used to describe laterality. The consequences of uncorrected crookedness include impaired performance, lameness, training and behavioral issues.
|FEIF YouthCamp 2013|
The Norwegian Icelandic Horse Federation and Stable Kjersem, Stable SP, and the local club Vestnes will host the FEIF YouthCamp 2013 (open for youngsters 12-18 years) in the western part of Norway (between Ålseund and Molde).
Download the application here.<