United States Icelandic Horse Congress

the official Icelandic horse breed organization in the United States since 1989.

Our Mission

The US Icelandic Horse Congress is a member of FEIF, the International Federation of Icelandic Horse Associations, representing Icelandic Horse associations in 21 countries. FEIF brings people together in their passion for the Icelandic Horse.

Quarterly Cover

The Icelandic Horse Quarterly is published in March, June, September, and December by the US Icelandic Horse Congress as a benefit of membership.

Issue Two 2018 of The Icelandic Horse Quarterly features a report on the breeding seminar, tips on how to succeed in competition, profiles of a breeder and an artist, an introduction to Centered Riding, and more, as well as news from USIHC Affiliated Clubs, the USIHC Board of Directors, and our parent organization, FEIF.

To advertise, contact quarterly@icelandics.org. Ad rates are here.

All issues since 2008 are available online. See the Topic Index to find the stories you are interested in.

The Leisure Riding Committee is extremely pleased to announce the replacement for the retired Pleasure Riding Program! The Sea 2 Shining Ride is a virtual ride open to all Congress members. Members may participate as individuals or teams in a virtual tour of the United States. The ride began on July 4th and continues until July 3rd 2018. All the details (including the fine print) are on the Sea 2 Shining Ride page.

Riders have already travelled 52989.3 miles. Click here to log your hours.

Current leaders

PlaceTeam/RiderDistanceNext Landmark (miles to go)
1stNortheast Icelandic Horse Club (NEIHC)11809.0 ()
2ndKlettafjalla Icelandic Horse Club11463.2 ()
3rdHell's Icies Pony Club8929.2The White House, DC (855.8)
4thHestafolk7369.6Everglades National Park, FL (1320.4)
5thCascade Icelandic Horse Club2982.0Mt. Rushmore, SD (163.0)

May 2018 BOD Conference Call Minutes

May 2018 BOD Conference Call minutes have been posted. You can access the minutes here: https://www.icelandics.org/bod/180508.pdf

The Icelandic Horse Quarterly

Issue Two 2018 of The Icelandic Horse Quarterly is now available on the USIHC website

(https://www.icelandics.org/quarterly/equarterly). All current members may download the PDF version. If you’ve

also requested a printed copy, it is mailed on June 1.

This issue features a report on the breeding seminar, tips on how to succeed in competition, profiles of a breeder

and an artist, an introduction to Centered Riding, and more, as well as news from USIHC Affiliated Clubs, the

USIHC Board of Directors, and our parent organization, FEIF.

To advertise, contact quarterly@icelandics.org. Ad rates are here.

All issues since 2008 are available online. See the new Topic Index (here) to find the stories you are interested in.

Volunteer at Landsmót 2018

Landsmót 2018 is searching for helpful volunteers for various jobs during the tournament held in

Reykjavík 1-8. July. We are looking for people with enthusiasm and a positive mind, people who are

willing to help us make Landsmót 2018 the greatest yet!

Landsmót is one of the biggest sports events held in Iceland and for everything to run smoothly it

requires many efficient hands. Landsmót will be held at the show grounds of Fákur horse club in

Reykjavík where we will raise an entire village for a week dedicated to the Icelandic horse.

We offer you:

- Free of charge entrance to Landsmót.

- Free of charge meals while working.

- Merch labeled Landsmót 2018

- If our chief of staff thinks you have done a good job you will be able to get recommendations from

us, if requested.

- Volunteers can camp in a secluded, quiet area with access to toilets in a short walking distance from

the competition area.

Our conditions are:

- That you have a burning enthusiasm for your work and that you will be able to enjoy yourself, while

working for Landsmót.

- That you are 18 years or older.

- Speak fluent English.

- You must be prepared to take on various jobs, given to you by the volunteer’s team leader.

- The minimum work is 3 x 6 hours shifts during Landsmót. That means that you have to work at least

18 hours during the Landsmót week.

- You will have to attend an information meeting where you will be told about the work and the

schedule during the event.


The volunteer’s team leader will decide how the shifts will be dealt out.

There is always room for helpful hands and if you are interested in joining us and if you fulfill the

conditions above we welcome you to our team. Please apply to the volunteer’s work through this email

address: thelma@landsmot.is. Any further questions about the volunteering can be sent to this mail

as well.


Further information can be found on the Landsmót website: http://www.landsmot.is/en/join-us- /volunteers

2018 Youth Cup

Congratulations to all the young riders who submitted videos to be judged by an international sport judge for qualification for the 2018 FEIF Youth Cup in Sweden! The top score of each rider from T1 and either F1 or V1 were averaged to place each rider in order. 

The  U.S. Team for the FEIF Youth Cup 2018 is:

Alicia Flanigan
Grace Strausser
Isabelle Maranda


1st alternate: Eden Hendricks
2nd alternate: Eva Dykaar
3rd alternate: Maile Behringer
4th alternate: Haley Wehrheim



Jun 1–
Jun 3

Riding Clinic

Riding Clinic with renowned International Breeding and Sport Judge in beautiful northern Minnesota!—This talented clinician is adept at teaching beginners to World Championship competitors.  Riders can choose to emphasize skills and training needed for everything from trail riding to sport competition to breeding evaluations. Please contact Kydee Sheetz at acicelandics@yahoo.com for more information and to register

Jun 9–
Jun 10

Gaeðinga Dressage: The Art of Icelandic Riding

Topper Icelandic Horse Club

Presents

Gaeðinga Dressage: The Art of Icelandic Riding

A Riding Clinic with Laura Benson and Carrie Lyon Brandt

June 9-10, 2018

Harmony Icelandics, 2749 Rustic Drive, Truro, Iowa 5025

 

Experience how to balance the horse through classical dressage exercises while maintaining the characteristic spirit and freedom of Icelandic horsemanship. These concepts are rooted in the idea of Gaeðingafimi,meaning“dressageforthegreathorse.”Riderswilllearntoflowbetweenexercisesina way that brings out the best possible gaits and movement in their equinepartner.

 

To participate, contact: Virginia Lauridsen; (515) 556-3307, virginia@harmonyicelandics.com

 
Jun 14

Board Conference Call

Board Conference Call 5:00 PM ET 


Jun 22–
Jun 24

Caeli Cavanagh Clinic - Liberty, Leadership and Lessons

Caeli Cavanagh will be at Red Feather Icelandics in beautiful Trout Lake Washington for a three day Clinic June 22-24th.


Caeli, a Holar graduate, is renowned for her liberty work as well. Come for three full days of Learning.


Contact Linda Templeton for more information (linda@redfeathericelandics.com   541-490-0975)

Jun 22–
Jun 24

Tölt Clinic with Freya


Tölt Clinic with Freya

June 22-24 Wrenhill Stables 17401 NW 11th Avenue, Ridgefield WA.

To register: Make checks payable to Cascade Icelandic Horse Club (CIHC) Mail to: Susan Wellington, 61751 Gensman Rd, St Helens OR, 97051 


Jun 22–
Jun 24

Trausti Gudmundsson Tolt in Harmony clinic

Trausti Gudmundsson,Tolt in Harmony clinic  in Wasilla, Alaska - June 22-24, 2018

for more info contact:  Jane Wehrheim, alaskaicelandics@gmail.com


Jun 23

Dressage Mini Schooling Show Clinic

Dressage Mini Schooling Show

Judges: Alex Pregitzer and Jana Meyer

Thor Icelandics, Hudson NY

contact Leslie Chambers for info (lchambers17@comcast.net)


 

Jun 23–
Jun 24

NEIHC Sanctioned Show

The 6th Annual NEIHC Open (sanctioned show)

Judges: Will Covert and Alex Dannenmann

Thor Icelandics, Hudson NY

contact Leslie Chambers for info (lchambers17@comcast.net)

 

Jul 1

Quarterly (September Issue) Article & Advertising Deadline.

Submit articles for publication in the Icelandic Horse Quarterly to quarterly@icelandics.org. We reserve the right to edit submissions. To submit ads online and pay using PayPal, click here. Information about the magazine and advertising is available here.
Jul 5–
Jul 8

Leavenworth Trail Riding Retreat

Leavenworth Trail Riding Retreat - July 5-8, 2018, contact Lisa McKeen for information

phone: 866-929-0009