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 define 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 country. 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 from the past two years. 

*Update for 2024: A couple of FEIF sport rule changes will take effect on April 1, 2024.

  1. T5 now has a 3rd element where medium to fast tölt is shown.
  2. T2 Finals now require loose rein tölt is shown in both directions. 

Click here to view the full summary of the changes made to the FEIF rules that will take effect on April 1, 2024.


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