Horses of Iceland

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Dagur B. Eggertsson, mayor of Reykjavík, riding an Icelandic horse down the streets of the capital alongside other riders

Reykjavík Hoofbeats

Feel the pulse of the city as the hoofbeats of Icelandic horses set the rhythm for a mesmerizin...

Meistaradeild KS winner of the individual competition 2023: Védís Huld Sigurðardóttir riding Hrafnfaxi frá Skeggstöðum

Meistaradeild KS: We have winners!

Védís Huld Sigurðardóttir and Team Íbíshóll rocked the show throughout the Meistaradeild KS sea...

Líflands' Champions League: what a season

The riders in Lífland‘s Champions League kept us on our toes right up until the end this year!

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The five Gaits

The horses of Iceland are a so-called gaited horse breed. This means that most Icelandic horses have two extra gaits to offer besides walk, trot and canter/gallop. All horse breeds have these three natural gaits and can perform them without training. The extra gaits that set the Icelandic horse apart from other breeds are called tölt and flying pace.

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Colourful breed

The Icelandic horse has over 40 colours and up to 100 variations and, with only few exceptions, most of the known horse colours can be found within the breed. This fact adds both to the charming look of the Icelandic horse and to variation within the breed.

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Videos of the magnificent Icelandic Horse

Horses of Iceland