A brand-new online presentation series on Icelandic horse breeding will premiere on Tuesday, 9 February, at 6 pm UTC. The presentations are free of charge and open to all via the app Töltriding. Initially the presentations will be broadcast in Swedish only, but an English version is in the works.
There will be four presentations in total and each presentation is 30 minutes long. The themes covered are: The beginning of breeding the Icelandic horses and first breeding consultants; breeding consultants from 2000; Modern breeding shows, procedures and purpose; and breeding goals, official and private.
The presentations will be both informative and entertaining. Herdís Reynisdóttir, a riding instructor who used to work as an international breeding judge for 17 years, will give the presentations.
“There is a great interest in breeding the Icelandic horse in Sweden but not many courses or instructive educational material available for this market,” says Töltriding’s owner, Hafliði (Haffi) Gíslason. His intention with the presentations is to inform Swedish owners of the Icelandic horse and others who are interested in the breed about the history of horse breeding in Iceland and breeding procedures.
Following the Swedish presentations, an English version will be broadcast live on Horses of Iceland’s Facebook page. The presentations will be open to all and viewers will be able to ask questions. The timing will be announced later.
Read more about the programme for the Swedish presentations here.
Text: Eygló Svala Arnarsdóttir. Photo: Christiane Slawik.