Costume Class

In 2000 there was a show in Vermont with a great costume class.

Peanut Parade: Tots on a Trail Ride

For Americans of a certain age, this could be the Art Linkletter School of Icelandic Horseback Riding! The kids are a riot but these horses put up with it all. In fact, they steal the show. I think that this is one of the greatest selling points for the breed.

Part 3. Back Home in Dalvik

I delayed my return flight home just so I could see Stebbi and Fridgeir together in Dalvik. Iceland Air, of course, charged me a penalty fee for changing my flight in order to promote Iceland, but it was a well worth the detour. First, let’s orient ourselves. Even for Iceland, Dalvik is way up there…

A Tolt Party

This was a triple header: birthdays for Martina Gates and Kristjan Kristjansson (I’ll be discreet and leave it at that because they don’t look or act their age) and the opening of Thor Icelandics. Most of the people you see are members of the Northeast Icelandic Horse Club. I just thought it would make a […]

The Local Club: The Road to Landsmót Starts Here!

On any Spring weekend in Iceland, in any city or town, you will find people at their local riding clubs fiddling around with their horses, riding in friendly training shows and sometimes in engaging in fierce competition. What follows is a video visit to Dreyri, the club in Akranes.

Bettering the Breed Through Evaluations

A documentary record of an early breed evaluation in the USA, held in Wisconsin in 2004. It was also an outstanding educational event and can still serve as a model for public outreach.

Landsmot Opening Ceremony

Witness 100’s of horses, 100’s of riders and one beauty queen all get along together in the pomp and ceremony of the opening of the Landsmót.