Day of Icelandic Horse Tomorrow

Eggert Jóhannesson

Vala Hafstað

Tomorrow, May 1, Icelandic horse owners will be celebrating the International Day of the Icelandic Horse all around Iceland. The program is promoted by Horses of Iceland, a marketing plan to increase the awareness and strengthen the image of the Icelandic horse in international markets. It is part of Íslandsstofa Promote Iceland.

Eggert Jóhannesson

There is still a chance to participate in a video contest on the Facebook page of Horses of Iceland.

Tomorrow, horse owners are encouraged to open the doors of their stables to visitors.

All around the country, horse clubs are organizing various contests and shows.

Eggert Jóhannesson

In the capital area, the horse club Sprettur in Garðabær and Kópavogur,  in cooperation with the Agricultural University of Iceland, will hold a contest for the Reynisbikar trophy in the morning. There will be a graduation ceremony of Reiðmaðurinn riding school and a riding demonstration. The program runs from 10 am to 3 pm, and at 3:30 pm, children can ride hand-led horses.

Also in the capital area, the horse club Hörður in Mosfellsbær, will have an open house and show at Hörður’s riding hall at 2 pm.

Just south of Reykjavík, in Hafnarfjörður, Sörli horse club will be hosting a show at the Sörlastaðir riding hall, at 1 pm.

Haraldur Jónasson/Hari

In Akranes, West Iceland, Dreyri horse club will hold a contest at Æðaroddi at 2 pm.

Also in West Iceland, Snæfellingur horse club on the Snæfellsnes peninsula, will hold a sport contest in Grundarfjörður fjord at 10 am.

Near Sauðárkrókur, North Iceland, the horse club Skagfirðingur will be having a horse show with young riders (Æskan og hesturinn) in the Svaðastaðir riding hall (Reiðhöllin Svaðastöðum) at 1 pm.

In Hella, South Iceland, the horse club Geysir will be hosting a horse show with young riders at Rangárhöllin riding hall at 11 am.

Also in South Iceland, the horse club Sleipnir, Selfoss, invites children to ride hand-led horses at the Sleipnishöll riding hall between the hours of 12:30 and 2:30 pm.

Eggert Jóhannesson

In Northeast Iceland, the horse club Glófaxi in Vopnafjörður will be having an open house at the stable in Norður-Skálanes, where children are invited to ride hand-led horses, weather permitting, from 1 to 3 pm.

In East Iceland, Freyfaxi horse club, Egilsstaðir, will hold a contest at Stekkhólmar, the local riding hall, at 1 pm.

For more information on upcoming horse riding events, visit .


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