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Nov 29, 2023

Meet our partners: Íshestar

Have you ever dreamed of exploring Iceland’s breathtaking landscapes on horseback?


Nov 20, 2023

Awards of the year in Iceland

Last Saturday Icelandic riders and breeders were rewarded for their results in 2023.


Nov 13, 2023

Meet our partners: Íslandshestar

Nestled in the serene landscapes of Iceland, Íslandshestar is a horse riding company that offers a genuine taste of Icelandic life. Owned by local farmers, this company combines tradition with equestrian charm to create memorable riding experiences for all.

A horse rider from Hestasport looking at Reykjafoss during the Icelandic winter

Oct 17, 2023

Meet our partners: Hestasport

Many people think that it is not possible to ride in the winter due to the Icelandic weather. Hestasport is here to tell you otherwise.

Icelandic Horses being sorted in Árhólarétt, also known as Unadalsrétt

Oct 3, 2023

Free roaming and roundups: more than a tradition

You may have heard about "réttir" or horse roundups. Today, we delve a little deeper into the tradition of letting horses roam free part of the year before herding them back home.


Sep 26, 2023

Eiðfaxi international

Did you know there is a free magazine about the Icelandic horse? And it's written in English!

Five riders of various ages ride Icelandic horses in Rauðhólar, Iceland

Sep 3, 2023

Watch our new video: Riding Icelandic horses in Iceland's magnificent Rauðhólar

On the outskirts of Reykjavík lies a place of wonder and rugged beauty – Rauðhólar. A landscape painted in hues of red and brown, dotted with enigmatic volcanic formations. It's here that we embarked on a journey, not just through beautiful Icelandic landscape but through time itself, to capture the spirit of Icelandic horses and riders in their natural habitat.


Aug 24, 2023

Horses of Iceland at the World Championships

We went to the Netherlands for the World Championships for Icelandic Horses. Here are the highlights.


Aug 4, 2023

Body weight ratio between horse and rider study at the World Championships

A researcher group at the Department of Equine Science of Hólar University, led by PhD. Guðrún Jóhanna Stefánsdóttir has a great interest in collecting data on body weight ratio (BWR) between rider and horse of the Icelandic horse.


Aug 3, 2023

Together, let's protect Icelandic horses from infectious diseases

Are you on your way to Iceland? Here are a few must knows before coming.