Started in 1950 at Thingvellir National Park
The first Landsmot was held at the Thingvellir National Park in 1950, and has since then grown into the full blown bi-annual country festival that it is today. The Landsmot has been held at rotating locations around Iceland since the beginning in 1950. At Landsmot at Hella South Iceland in 2008, attendance reached a record high of 14.000 people.
Gæðingakeppni, Tölt and breeding horses
The main theme of the event is an all Icelandic Riding Horse Competition “Gæðingakeppni” where riders of all ages and their horses compete in an event composed of showing all five gaits of the Icelandic horse, Tölt, trot, walk, gallop and Pace. The parallel theme is a competition and show of breeding horses, were the best stallions and breeding mares are shown and rated. As Tölt is the most treasured gait of the Icelandic horse, the highlight of the Landsmot is always the Tölt Competition where the best Tölt horses and their riders compete for the Landsmot Tölt Champion Title.