The Icelandic horse participated in Falsterbo Horse Show, the largest equestrian event in Scandinavia, for the first time this year.

Held in July, Falsterbo is also Sweden’s largest outdoor sporting event. Horses of Iceland was present, promoting the qualities of the Icelandic horse prior to the shows: Finals in five gait, four gait and tölt, as well as a demonstration of skeið and champagne tölt where some of the best Icelandic horses and riders excelled.

The event is important for marketing the Icelandic horse, for increasing its visibility on the international arena. Here, it is equal to horses of other and larger breeds, which compete in show jumping, dressage and other disciplines.

At Falsterbo Horse Show almost 1,000 riders and horses of various breeds compete in 50 different disciplines. Employees number around 600 and thousands of guests attend the games. Horse lovers from all around the world come to Falsterbo Horse Show every year. The show and competition was first held in 1920 and therefore will celebrate its centennial anniversary next year.