Education House

Landsmót is the time to see Iceland's best horses and riders for sure but why not combine it with learning something?

Horses of Iceland has you covered. Here is the program of various lectures and talks.
Please note this program is subject to changes.

Monday 1, July

15:00: Kids' party

All children participating in the Children's class and one of their friends are invited to this event! Ásmundur Einar Daðason, minister of Education and Children will be handing out presents to all participants before the one and only Prettyboitjokko comes by to sing a few songs.

Tuesday 2, July

13:00-13:30 - Jana Zedelius

Equine Dentistry


Wednesday 3, July

13:00-13:30 - Borgar Páll Bragason

Jörð.is og jarðræktarskýrsluhald: tækifæri fyrir hrossaræktendur (in Icelandic)


14:30-15:00 - Merle Krona

Biotensegrity - In the paddock outside the Education House


17:00-17:30 - Hólar University

Presentation of the Equine Science Department at Hólar


17:00-18:00 - Hólar University

Reception for young adult competitors

Thursday 4, July

10:30-11:00 - Friðrik Már Sigurðsson

Breeding the Icelandic horse: a versatile, multi-purpose breed


12:30-13:00 - Merle Krona

Biotensegrity - In the paddock outside the Education House


15:00-15:30 - Friðrik Már Sigurðsson

Body measurements of breeding horses - a guide to the horse


15:30-16:30 - Hólar University

Scientific Research at Hólar University: Where are we and where are we headed?


17:00-19:00 - IPZV

Breeding seminar (in German- registration needed -

more information here


Friday 5, July

11:00-11:30 - Valdimar Ólafson, Sindri Sigurðson, Cecilie Langvad Guðjohnsen

Gæðinga competition: a little history and future development


11:30-12:00 - Rúnar Þór Guðbrandsson

Saddle fitting


12:00-12:30 - Vet. Úndína Þórgrímsdóttir

Gastric Ulcers in horses


12:30-13:00 - Friðrik Már Sigurðsson

Riding ability in Icelandic horses, effect of conformation