Celebrating the Icelandic horse all over the world!
On May 1, 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!
This year we are giving away great prizes for a video contest on our Facebook. Take a short video of your favourite Icelandic horse moment out in nature and upload to us in order to win a trip to Iceland, Landsmót tickets for 2020 and a horse ride tour with Íshestar!
If you will be in Iceland on May 1, come participate in some of the events taking place around the country.
Wednesday, May 1:
Horse club Sprettur in Garðabær and Kópavogur in cooperation with the Agricultural University of Iceland, at the Sprettur riding hall (Samskiptahöllin Spretti): Contest for the Reynisbikar trophy in the morning; Graduation from Reiðmaðurinn riding school; Riding demonstration. The programme runs from 10 am to 3 pm and at 3:30 pm children can sit on hand-led horses.
Horse club Skagfirðingur in Sauðárkrókur, North Iceland: Horse show with young riders (Æskan og hesturinn) in the Svaðastaðir riding hall (Reiðhöllin Svaðastöðum) at 1 pm.
Horse club Geysir in Hella, South Iceland: Horse show with young riders at Rangárhöllin riding hall at 11 am.
Horse club Hörður in Mosfellsbær: Open house and show at the riding hall, outside Reykjavík, at 2 pm.
Horse club Sleipnir in Selfoss, South Iceland: Children invited to sit on hand-led horse at the Sleipnishöll riding hall in Selfoss, 12:30-2:30 pm.
Horse club Glófaxi in Vopnafjörður, East Iceland. Open house at the stable in Norður-Skálanes and children are invited to sit on hand-led horses, weather permitting, 1-3 pm.
Horse club Sörli: Show at the Sörlastaðir riding hall in Hafnarfjörður, outside Reykjavík, at 1 pm.
Horse club Freyfaxi in Egilsstaðir, East Iceland, will hold a contest at Stekkhólmar or the local riding hall at 1 pm.
Horse club Dreyri in Akranes, West Iceland, will hold a contest at Æðaroddi at 2 pm.
Horse club Snæfellingur in Snæfellsnes, West Iceland, will hold a sport contest in Grundarfjörður at 10 am.
Friday, May 3:
Horse club Snæfellingur will celebrate with an open house at stables and lead children on hand-led horses in five riding halls in Snæfellsnes: in Ólafsvík, Grundarfjörður, Stykkishólmur, Hallkelsstaðarhlíð and at Lýsuhóll at 5 pm and 7 pm.
Saturday, May 4:
Horse clubs in the capital area: Horse show with young riders (Æskan og hesturinn) at the TM riding hall in Víðidalur, Reykjavík, at 1 pm and 4 pm.
The annual show Æskan og hesturinn is organised by the horse clubs in the capital area: Fákur, Hörður, Sprettur and Sörli. Young riders will perform a range of acts. To them, the show is the highlight of the riding season. Musician Friðrik Dór will perform in between acts. Admission is free.