The Rules for Icelandic Horse Competitions are named FEIF Sport Rules and Regulations. They serve the organization of international, national and other Icelandic horse sport events. The FEIF Sport Rules and Regulations are also valid for all World Championships for Icelandic horses.The FEIF Sport Rules and Regulations describe requirements for horses, equipment and riders and defines the different tests in oval track classes (gaited tests), pace track classes (pace test and pace race) and some other classes like trail, flag race and cross. Guidelines for sport judges are published in a separate document.

National Ranking is based on scores from both virtual and live National Ranking (NR) shows. *Update for 2023: the National Ranking list has been returned to calculating scores from the last two years. 


2023 World Championships
2023 World Championships

Tryouts for the 2023 World Championships will be held in combination with the USIHC Virtual Spring Show. All riders wishing to try out for the WC, will need to enter the USIHC Virtual Spring Show. If you are planning on trying out, please review the Selection of the US Team for the 2023 World Championships. Please contact the Sport Leader at


National Ranking shows must be approved. Contact Competition Committee Chair person for details. Current Chair person is Ásta Covert,