Celebrating the Icelandic horse all over the world!


Horses of Iceland, the Icelandic Embassy in Berlin and IPZV, the Icelandic horse association in Germany, have launched an art contest for the entire family on the occasion of the International Day of the Icelandic Horse. The day is usually celebrated on 1 May but because of the COVID-19 pandemic it has been postponed until 12 September.
 
People of all ages are encouraged to participate in the art contest and draw or paint a picture of the Icelandic horse in Icelandic nature, using any art technique. The artwork should be scanned in a high resolution and entered into the contest by 30 July (email: geschaeftsstelle@ipzv.de).

Read more about the art contest here.


On 12-13 September, Icelandic horse owners are encouraged to open their doors and invite you into our world of adventure for your family, friends. Check out if there is a stable near you!

The programme will be published later.

The International Day of the Icelandic horse 2020

12. September 2020, 09:00 - 13. September 2020

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The jury:
 
Soffía Gunnarsdóttir is a consultant for culture and press at the Icelandic Embassy in Berlin.
 
Alexandra Montan Gray is on the FEIF board. She judges at sport- and gæðingakeppni tournaments and works with developing communication and PR within FEIF.
 
Melanie Appelt is an art teacher and instructor at IPZV.
 
Pétur Behrens is a founding and honorary member of the Icelandic Breeder's Association and also an accomplished painter and illustrator.
 
Daniela Koß is a cultural scientist. She advises numerous actors and conceives and supervises innovative funding programmes. 
 
Stefanie Plattner is an actress and film producer. She is also developing a concept for a museum of contemporary art.
 
The patron of the Art Competition ICELANDIC(HORSE):
 
Guðmundur Þórður Guðmundsson is an accomplished handball coach, currently coaching the Icelandic national team and MT Melsungen in Hessen in Germany. In his spare time, he rides Icelandic horses.