Flugnirkeppni 2017 at Winterhorse Park August 26 - 27
Aug
26
to Aug 27

Flugnirkeppni 2017 at Winterhorse Park August 26 - 27

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The annual Flugnirkeppni event will once again be held at fabulous Winterhorse Park Icelandic Horse Farm in Eagle, WI.  Competition begins on Saturday, August 26 at 9 a.m.  Our judge this year is a FEIF International Sport & Breeding Horse Judge.

Riders of all abilities and spectators are welcome at Flugnirkeppni or the riding clinic and young horse evaluation that follows on Monday.  The Flugnirkeppni class listing has been finalized; please see the showbill posted below.  This will be a sanctioned show offering the requisite classes.  Fun classes and a trail competition are included, as well as the annual Flugnir club meeting. 

Participants are welcome to arrive as early as Thursday, August 24.  This is also a great opportunity to interact with professional trainers and possibly arrange riding lessons.

If you have any questions, click to contact Eve Loftness.

2017 Flugnirkeppni Showbill

2017 Flugnirkeppni Registration Form

2017 Winterhorse Stall and Paddock Reservations

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May
25
to May 29

UPDATE! TWO ALEXANDRA DANNENMANN CLINICS + Schooling Show at WINTERHORSE PARK May 25 - 29

ALEXANDRA DANNENMANN

 

Alex returns to Winterhorse Park offering specific Icelandic Horse instruction to all levels of riding.   She is one of only two International Icelandic Horse Sport Judges in the U.S. and has competed at the highest levels in Germany.  Alex moved to Florida December of 2013, opening the Florida Icehorse Farm.  She received her International Judges license after only two years, the first in the history of FEIF to have accomplished this!  We feel fortunate to be able to schedule this clinic on Memorial Day weekend.  This clinic will offer something for everyone and end with a fun Memorial Day schooling show on the oval track.

Your instruction will be private sessions only on Thursday and Friday OR Saturday and Sunday.  For that reason, space is limited to 9 participants per clinic.  Please make reservations to take part in one of these clinics as soon as possible.  All clinic participants are eligible to participate in the track activities on Monday, May 29.

~ INTINERARY ~
Thursday and Friday, May 25th & 26th, riding instruction specific to your needs.  2 private sessions per day either indoors or on the track.  Please be prepared to describe your riding goals and send them to Alex (click to email) ahead of time so that she may customize your training.

Saturday & Sunday, May 27th & 28th, riding instruction specific to your needs.  2 private sessions per day either indoors or on the track.  Please be prepared to describe your riding goals and send them to Alex (click to email) ahead of time so that she may customize your training.

Monday, May 29th, Oval Track classes with open judging.   Each horse/rider combo is limited to a maximum of 3 classes (individual or group). 

Cost for a two-day clinic and Monday's track events (includes lunch and horse accommodations):  $300.00 Please specify a Th-F or S-S clinic session in your response.
Cost to Audit (Thursday and Friday, or Saturday and Sunday, includes lunch): $25/day

A current annual negative Coggins certification is required.  Camping is allowed on Winterhorse Park grounds at no charge.  There is no electric hook up, however, use of indoor restrooms/showers in our lounge is available.

To reserve your spot e-mail Barb Riva: winterhorse@centurytel.net or phone 262-594-5152 or 414-640-0066.

Winterhorse Park Address: S75 W35621 Wilton Road, Eagle WI 53119

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Apr
28
to Apr 30

2017 MN Horse Expo April 28 - 30

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http://www.mnhorseexpo.org/

An unparalleled educational opportunity sponsored by the Minnesota Horse Council with both local and national speakers and clinicians scheduled in 5 venues lecturing, demonstrating and presenting methods, tips and suggestions for horse training, care, handling, riding, housing and more every day.

50+ Horse Breeds • Vendor Booths • Stallion Presentations • Used Trailer Lot • Free Horse, Pony & Wagon Rides • Consignment Tack & Clothing Sale • PRCA Rodeos • Educational Presentations • Special Show Features

Flugnir offers a display booth at the fair for outreach and education, and Icelandic horses for demonstrations.

For more info or to volunteer, contact Kydee Sheetz (Aslan's Country Icelandics).

 

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INTRINZEN and RIDING CLINICS with Steinar Sigurbjornsson @ Winterhorse Park February 28 - March 5
Feb
28
to Mar 5

INTRINZEN and RIDING CLINICS with Steinar Sigurbjornsson @ Winterhorse Park February 28 - March 5

STEINAR SIGURBJORNSSON at WINTERHORSE PARK

Steinar returns to Winterhorse Park offering his talents as an Icelandic Horse riding instructor and equine body mechanics masseur.  He will also be presenting an exciting new technique that is sweeping the world of Icelandic Horse enthusiasts: INTRINZEN! 

Participants may select just riding instruction with Steinar, Intrinzen theory, or combine both.  Two separate clinic sessions are offered.

From the Intrinzen website:

Intrinzen is a way of working with horses to restore their natural, intrinsic motivation for proud, fluid, agile movement.

Intrinzen combines art and science to help every horse become better at what the horse wants to be: a horse. 

We use the principles of exercise physiology, motivation science, and neuroscience in a specific, unique way to develop a horse that is intrinsically motivated to “dance” in true self-carriage. Not for us, but for himself. And all of the wonderful experiences we have the horse — from ground work to riding — are the beautiful, organic side-effect of helping the horse develop autonomy, mastery, and purpose through powerful postures and movements.

It is not the path for everyone.

We invite you to explore Intrinzen, and perhaps you will find answers to questions your horse has been asking.

~ ITINERARY ~

CLINIC #1

Tuesday, February 28th, 1:00 ~ Classroom introduction and theory on Intrinzen training: $75.00

Wednesday & Thursday, March 1st & 2nd ~ Riding Instruction and/or Intrinzen training.  Two private sessions per day, includes lunch and horse board: $400.00

CLINIC #2

Friday, March 3rd, 1:00~ Classroom introduction and theory on Intrinzen training: $75.00

Saturday & Sunday, March 4th & 5th ~ Riding instruction and/or Intrinzen training. Two private sessions per day, includes lunch and horse board: $400.00

Audit Fee with Lunch (does not include classroom theory): $50 /day

(*Take part in all three days of one clinic for a discounted price: $450.00)

Current negative Coggins certificate required.  Helmet use is mandatory.  To RSVP, send email to winterhorse@centurytel.net or phone Barb at 262-594-5152 or 414-640-0066

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May
14
7:00 AM07:00

Doc Bol Fun Show

DOC BOL MEMORIAL HORSE SHOW

Saturday, May 14th, 2016

Washington County Fairgounds

Lake Elmo, MN

Open to all gaited breeds - many open classes, fun classes and obstacle classes.  NOTE: as of May 9, Icelandic classes and judging have been canceled.  Participation in listed non-Icelandic open classes, fun classes and obstacle coruses is still open to any Icelandic horse riders.  For the flyer, click here.

Starts at 8:30 AM

Entry Fee:  $10 per class, Office Fee per horse:  $5

You may work from your trailer, but please clean up your area after the show.  You may camp on the grounds – but there are no hook-ups.

* Open Classes – Open to all breeds & types

* Novice Classes (except for Trail Obstacle) - horse cannot have won more than 3 blue ribbons

* Apparel – Dress is informal, but neat(Please – no t-shirts or baseball caps!)

* Boots are required, Safety helmets permitted

Class 19 – Trail Obstacle Open

Class 20 – Trail Obstacle Novice Horse (cannot have won a blue ribbon in a trail obstacle class)

Class 21 – Trail Obstacle Juvenile 14 & Under

The Trail Obstacle Classes will be held concurrently from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

For more information contact Joleen Waalen

612-382-2835 or jwaalen@aol.com

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Apr
15
to Apr 17

2016 Midwest Horse Fair

http://www.midwesthorsefair.com/

The Midwest Horse Fair® in Madison, WI is one of the top 3-day horse fairs in America. Hundreds of clinics, seminars and educational events are presented by some of the top horse professionals from around the country.

Raven Flores and Rothadis from Tolthaven will be the only Icelandic horse team at the 2016 Midwest Horse Fair in Madison, WI , working as members of the MHF Border Horse Patrol. Raven and Rothadis were selected from approximately 300 applicants to be part of the MHF 40-member Patrol.
Schedule:
Friday: 1 pm-4pm Section B
Saturday: 4pm-7pm Section D
Sunday: 9:45am-2:30pm Section C
Rothadis will be in Pavilion Two, stall #4605. We hope that if you attend the Midwest Horse Fair, you are able to see Raven and Rothadis!

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Jan
23
3:00 PM15:00

Flugnir Party and Kick-Off Celebration

Winter Warm-Up Party!!!

Are you an Icelandic horse fan?

Join the members and friends of the Flugnir Icelandic Horse Association 

in Columbus, Minnesota for a Celebration of Winter!!  While Icelandic 

horses may be exceedingly hardy, the people that know and love them 

are starting to get a touch of cabin fever to go with our frostbite.  A 

little cheer is just what we need!  Let’s get together for a fun evening of 

delicious food, hot and cold beverages, and warm fellowship.

Date:  January 23, 2016

Time:  4:00 social hour followed by supper at 5:00

Location:  8023 W. Broadway Avenue

Columbus, MN 55025

It’s a Pot-Luck!!!

Flugnir board members will be providing chili, soup, and stew to 

combat the weather.  Please bring a dish to pass to add to the feast!!  

R.S.V.P. 

Requested but not required to reply to Jackie at jalschuler@mac.com 

Please come!  We are looking forward to seeing you!!

Door prizes!  Cool Give-aways!!  Fun stuff!!!

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Oct
30
to Nov 1

Flugnir Campout Oct 30 - Nov 1 at Woodside Ranch, Mauston WI

Here's an invitation to join us for a fun weekend with our horses.  There has been a group of hardy riders who have taken our Icelandic horse to Woodside Ranch for an annual weekend stay in the autumn season.  Woodside Ranch is a very quaint dude-ranch type vacation destiny in Mauston, Wisconsin, just a bit north of Wisconsin Dells.  See more at http://www.woodsideranch.com  It has been such a wonderful group outing for those of us here at Winterhorse Park and we've looked forward to this outing every fall.  They have 1400 acres of private wooded land that we are allowed to use.  Not necessary to worry about hunting but we have seen a number of deer on our rides.  The highlight of each day is riding out for breakfast cooked on an open fire and served on picnic tables while our horses rest in a large paddock. 

After dinner we socialize in the Trading post that offers full bar service, game room and music activities.  Since we choose the first weekend in November, it's considered off-season and we are allowed to bring our own horses.  This year we plan to check in on Friday, Oct. 30th and check out on Sunday, Nov. 1st.  We arrive around lunch time before check-in on Friday and plan a picnic lunch in the yard while our horses settle in to their paddocks.  There are two large sand lot paddocks with automatic waterers.  We keep the mares in one and the geldings in the other to avoid any studly behavior.  It seems to work and there is more then enough space for timid horses to get away from the bossy ones. 

There is one small paddock and a round pen that we have used in the past along with a few open air stalls that are under a roof if you would prefer.  We bring our own hay and grain if needed along with a water proof turn-out sheet in case it get cold in the evening.  Chances are you will have sweaty horses that may need blanketing if the temps drop.  Woodside does not charge us for board.

For those in your group/family that do not ride or do not have an Icelandic to ride, the big horses are always available for guided trail rides along with a horse drawn carriage.  The price includes all your meals and fun actives planned for the weekend.  If you know of any other Icelandic Horse owners who might want to join us this year, please forward this e-mail to them.  It's truly an enjoyable time with friends.  No cooking, just eating and riding. . . well, and maybe a few cocktails in the evening along with some fun optional activities.

To reserve your accommodations, please call 1-800-626-4275 and place a $60 deposit for your reservation.  Please drop me an e-mail so I can be sure to keep you updated on the plans for the weekend.  Thanks!

Barb Riva
Winterhorse Park Icelandics
Eagle, WI
262-594-5152

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Sep
5
to Sep 6

Flugnirkeppni Competition and Flugnir Annual Meeting

Join the fun at the annual Flugnirkeppni event, riders and spectators welcome.  A trail obstacle class with two levels is offered free for all riders.

Please see the show documents for registration and class information. If you have any questions, contact Kevin Draeger at kdraeger@iastate.edu.  

Flugnirkeppni 2015 Show Bill 

Flugnirkeppni 2015 Entry Form

Flugnirkeppni 2015 Stall/Paddock Reservation Form

 

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Aug
8
11:00 AM11:00

Icelandic Horse Open House @ Riverbrink Stables Saturday August 8

Attention Horse Lovers! Would you like to learn more about horses in general and our rare and unique Icelandic horses in particular?

Visit Riverbrink Stables to meet Icelandic horses up close and personal.

JUST ADDED:

Dr. Toby Sheely of Stillwater Equine Veterinary Clinic will present a discussion on equine veterinary care!

Demonstrations with Icelandic horses young and old!  Learn more about this unique breed as we show the Icelandic horse gaits and various abilities including obstacle navigation.  The world-renowned competition stallion Álfádans fra Ingólfshvoli will be showing his majestic mane and amazing temperament. 

Learn about grooming, feeding, and caring for horses.  Participate in presentations about horse anatomy with farrier George Walker of Walker Farms and horse/human masseuse Sharon Sloper of Collective Harmony Massage & Healing Arts. 

Prizes and FREE Ice Cream Treats!!

Saturday July 25, 12:00-4:00 pm

Location:  N8619 1060th Street, River Falls, WI 54022

For questions contact hipc@gmail.comClick here for our flyer.

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Jul
25
11:00 AM11:00

Aslan's Country Icelandic Horse Farm Open House July 25

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Are You a Horse Lover?

 Would you like to learn more about horses in general and our rare and unique Icelandic horses in particular?

Visit Aslan's Country Icelandic Horse Farm to meet Icelandic horses up close and personal.

Hourly riding demonstrations with Icelandic horses young and old!  Learn more about this unique breed by getting to know everyone from young horses in training to our world-renowned competition stallion Álfadans frá Ingólfshvoli.  Award-winning Icelandic horses from around the region will be coming to show off their special skills and amazing temperaments as well.

Learn about grooming, feeding, caring for and riding horses.

Prizes!!  Ice cream treats!!

Date:  Saturday July 25

Time:  12:00-4:00 pm

Location:  5380 Ugstad Junction in Proctor, Minnesota (close to the Proctor High School)

For questions contact acicelandics@yahoo.com

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Jul
21
to Jul 26

American Youth Cup at Swallowland Farm

The United States Icelandic Horse Congress in cooperation with Léttleiki Icelandics is excited to offer the first US Youth Cup modeled after the FEIF Youth Cup. This is an opportunity for young riders ages 12-17 to receive ridden instruction and compete on unfamiliar horses. The event will include a sanctioned show July 25th - 26th open to all riders regardless of age. 

  • July 21st: Arrival and Orientation 
  • July 22nd - 24th: Training and Preparation 
  • July 25th - 26th: American Youth Cup Competition and Open Sanctioned Show

The American Youth Cup occurs every second year and lasts for approximately a week.  This event is both educational and competitive but, most of all, establishes friendships among young Icelandic equestrians across the nation.  Participants aged 12 – 17 years old are divided into teams and are assigned horses selected for them through a semi-random process. The week starts out with coaching by some of the United States’ most qualified and successful riders and trainers.  Riders will participate in a variety of team activities and go on a group field trip. On the last two days there will be a sanctioned show in which participants will compete in a variety of FIPO classes, including tolt, four and five-gait classes, cross-country trail competition, and dressage.  Individuals and teams will be awarded for high scores, team spirit, sportsmanship, and horsemanship.

For more information visit the Youth page at www.icelandics.org or go to our Events Calendar page.

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Jul
17
to Jul 19

2015 Minnesota Celebration Schooling and Fun Show - Register Now!

The MN Walking Horse Association and Flugnir Icelandic Horse Association of the Midwest welcomes all gaited horse riders to the

Minnesota Celebration in Hinckley, MN, July 17, 18 & 19

Click here for full event details (PDF document opens in new window).  Please register by July 1st.  Adult Icelandic riders pay only $60 to enter any (or all) Icelandic classes, obstacle classes and fun games.  Youth 17 & under are just $30.  Icelandic registration form here.  There are many open gaited breed classes to try as well.

You will be able to preregister at http://horseshowtime.net/, but need to complete and mail in the Icelandic registration form with your payment.  Ignore the costs, those are covered in the Icelandic registration form.  Consider sponsoring classes (see Icelandic registration form).

Camping available onsite, with limited reserved electrical sites.  Hotel rooms reserved at Grand Hinckley Inn, see flyer for group code.  Must reserve by June 25.

NEW THIS YEAR! Sign up for a professional portraiture session onsite provided by Design Portrait Studio.  Details here.

Events include:
Dressage for Gaited Horses - MUST register by July 1st
Trail Obstacle Classes - multiple levels
Tons of Fun Classes:
Licorice Race, Underwear Race, Beer Tölt, Pole Bending, Ribbon Race, Etc.
Many Open Breed Classes!
Any Gaited Horse welcome to show

Enjoy the Entertainment!
Friday Night Group Dinner, Opening Ceremonies, Drill Team Performances, Meet the Judges, Silent Auction, Classes for Novices and Rookies, Youth classes for 11 & Under.

For more information, contact Dave Loftness.

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Jul
10
to Jul 12

Barbara Frische Clinic at Aslan's Country

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Aslan's Country Icelandics is proud to host FEIF International Breeding Judge and Trainer Barbara Frische.

Barbara is a world renowned Icelandic horse judge, evaluator, and trainer who is remarkably skilled at working with riders and horses of all skill levels and interests.

To reserve a spot or for more information, contact Kydee Sheetz at Aslan's Country Icelandics.

 

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Jul
3
to Jul 5

Barbara Frische Clinic at Tolthaven Ranch

Tolthaven Ranch is proud to host FEIF International Breeding Judge and Trainer Barbara Frische. More details to be announced. 

Barbara is a world renowned Icelandic horse judge, evaluator, and trainer who is remarkably skilled at working with riders and horses of all skill levels and interests. Last year she presented an amazing clinic emphasizing the impact of equine conformation on riding abilities. This helped each rider maximize each horse’s strengths while minimizing their weaknesses. These concepts will undoubtedly be part of this year’s clinic, but she promises to bring new information and ideas to this event which will meet the needs of virtually any rider.

To reserve a spot or for more information, contact Kydee Sheetz (Aslan's Country Icelandics).

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May
30
to May 31

Léttleiki Icelandics Horse Show at Swallowland Farm

Swallowland Farm, 6105 Eminence Pike, Shelbyville, KY 40065

This is a USIHC Sanctioned Event.  More details to be announced.  USIHC sanctioned international breeding  and young horse evaluations will also occur at Swallowland Farm in the days prior to this event.  For more info contact Carrie at carrie@lettleikiicelandics.com or visit Léttleiki Icelandics

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May
29
8:00 AM08:00

Léttleiki Young Horse Evaluations at Swallowland Farm

Swallowland Farm, 6105 Eminence Pike, Shelbyville, KY 40065

This is a USIHC Sanctioned Event.  More details to be announced.  An international breeding evaluation and a sanctioned sport competition will also occur at Swallowland Farm this weekend.  For more info contact Carrie at carrie@lettleikiicelandics.com or visit Léttleiki Icelandics

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May
27
to May 28

Léttleiki International Breeding Evaluations at Swallowland Farm

Swallowland Farm, 6105 Eminence Pike, Shelbyville, KY 40065

This is a USIHC Sanctioned Event.  More details to be announced.  A young horse evaluation and a sanctioned sport competition will also occur at Swallowland Farm this weekend.  For more info contact Carrie at carrie@lettleikiicelandics.com or visit Léttleiki Icelandics

 

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May
9
7:30 AM07:30

MNWHA Doc Bol Memorial Gaited Breed Fun Show May 9 at Washington County Fairgrounds

The Minnesota Walking Horse Association has invited Flugnir Icelandics to compete in their annual Doc Bol Memorial Fun Show at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Stillwater, MN on Saturday May 9th, beginning at 8:30 a.m.  The six Icelandic classes are intermediate, novice and youth/child.  There are also open breed obstacle classes and a couple games. 

Debbie Cook will be our judge at this show.  Please review the forms for show specifics and classes.  We're also looking for Icelandic class sponsors to cover the cost of trophies and ribbons, the form is below.  Volunteers to assist with setting cones for Icelandic classes are needed.  This should be a great opportunity to 'tune-up' for the riding season and to receive a judged evaluation.

This is not a ranked or sanctioned show for Icelandics, so all riders are eligible to participate in any Icelandic classes (except Youth tölt).

  • T5 Intermediate Tölt
  • T7 Novice Tölt
  • PT Pleasure Tölt
  • V4 Novice Four Gait
  • T8 Youth & Child Tölt
  • G3 Three Gait

Doc Bol Memorial Horse Show Flyer with Classes and Details

Show Registration Form

Sponsorship Form (Patti Granros is sponsoring the Youth Tölt & Juvenile Trail Obstacle classes, Eve & Dave Loftness are sponsoring the Pleasure Tölt, and Flugnir Icelandics and Jacqui Alschuler are already committed to sponsoring one class each.  There are still two Icelandic classes to sponsor!)

Contact Dave Loftness, or Joleen Waalen with the Minnesota Walking Horse Association for details.

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Apr
24
to Apr 26

2015 Minnesota Horse Expo

  • 1265 Snelling Ave St Paul, MN, 55108 United States (map)
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http://www.mnhorseexpo.org/

An unparalleled educational opportunity sponsored by the Minnesota Horse Council with both local and national speakers and clinicians scheduled in 5 venues lecturing, demonstrating and presenting methods, tips and suggestions for horse training, care, handling, riding, housing and more every day.

50+ Horse Breeds • Vendor Booths • Stallion Presentations • Used Trailer Lot • Free Horse, Pony & Wagon Rides • Consignment Tack & Clothing Sale • PRCA Rodeos • Educational Presentations • Special Show Features

Flugnir offers a display booth at the fair for outreach and education, and Icelandic horses for demonstrations.

For more info or to volunteer, contact Kydee Sheetz (Aslan's Country Icelandics).

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Apr
17
to Apr 19

2015 Midwest Horse Fair

http://www.midwesthorsefair.com/

The Midwest Horse Fair® in Madison, WI is one of the top 3-day horse fairs in America. Hundreds of clinics, seminars and educational events are presented by some of the top horse professionals from around the country.

Flugnir offers a display booth at the fair for outreach and education, and Icelandic horses for demonstrations.

For more information or to volunteer, contact Lori Cretney (spirittolter@gmail.com).

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Mar
7
7:30 AM07:30

USIHC Annual Meeting

The 2015 United States Icelandic Horse Congress Meeting will be on Saturday March 7th at the Radisson Blu Mall of America in Bloomington, MN. 

WHERE: 2100 Killebrew Drive, Bloomington, MN, 55425 (Mall of America) 952-881-5258
WHY: Learn about important events and happenings specific to Icelandic horses; hear educational speakers; meet Icelandic horse owners from around the country; share ideas and network with others who are passionate about this unique breed; and have a delicious lunch!

 

9am - 10am Guest Speaker Barbara Frische - Breeding

10am - 12pm - General Member Meeting

12pm-1pm Lunch (Provided by the USIHC) and Presentation of Year-End Awards
**Please RSVP with Lori for Lunch at vice_president@icelandics.org

1pm-2pm Guest Speakers Jacki Alschuler, Dave Loftness & Eve Loftness - trail and obstacle riding and training

2pm-4pm General Member Meeting, Breyer Horse Raffle, and Breed Ambassador Drawings

5pm Guest Speaker Dr. Laurelyn Turbes, North Wind Equine Veterinary Dental - Equine Dentistry

6pm - ?? Group Social with Appetizers/Small Plates Sponsored by Flugnir (RSVP to Flungir@gmail.com or nickcook11@gmail.com)

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