Welcome to the Icelandic Horse Association!
Please do not comment here on this post. Only updates, news and information from the staff is wished here. A chatter thread will be created as soon as possible!
The IHA is created to bring people with the interest of Icelandic Horses together. Even if it's competing, breeding, or if you just have an interest in the breed. We host comeptitions reserved for the Icelandic Horse as well. You can read the basic competition rules for the Icelandic sport further down in the thread.
5 Gaits of the Icelandic Horse
Poses for your Icelandics
Registering for the IAC
Please note that only Icelandic Horses are allowed to be registered. You may not enter other gaited horses or crossed breeds to this club. Your Icelandic horse must have an real life typical Icelandic name, for example; Zorro frá Leirulæk, Gústaf from Akurgerdi. "Frá" is mostly used in the scandinavian registry. English breeders often use from but you can use whatever you want. If you horse doesn't have it's "last name" you horse may not get accepted. For more information about this please send a message to @Terenceparker.
**Your horse needs to be registered with this club to be able to join our upcoming shows.
How do I register my horse?
Please send a message to @Terenceparker with the information about your horse.
Info that needs to beinlcuded is:
- Horse's name:
- Colour & genotype:
- Height: preferably in cm
- 4-or 5- gaited:
Sire: may be a foundation horse
Dam: may be a foundation horse
- Comformation pictures: preferably one of each side of the horse. But if you only apply with only one picture, please make sure the horse's mane isn't covering it's neck.
Is my horse 4-or 5-gaited?
Four gaited horses only have four of the five gaits the Icelandic horse may learn. That includes the walk, trot, tölt and gallop. If your horse is five gaited, it knows pace as well. Please note that if you register your horse as a four gaiter, you won't be able to register that horse in future five gaited shows or pace races.
We are using the aging system that belonged to the old forum.
Foals ages 1 year every real life month until they are 4 years old. Then they will age 1 year every 4th real months. Meaning that a horse born in January 2018 will be 4 years old in April, and 5 years old in August. Take this in consideration when you are registering your horse