The Distance Award continues for 2018-19!


Starting from 1st December 2018, you can record the distance you travel riding your horse – the furthest distance travelled wins! All apps or OS measurements are allowed. All ridden distance counts so get planning those hacks and measuring your maps or downloading apps and calculate your distances until midnight on November 14th 2019!

For more information read the FAQ below or contact Nicola on



How long does it run for?

All distance ridden from December 1st 2018 to midnight on November 14th 2019.

What counts as distance?

If you’re riding your horse then it counts as distance! All ridden activities are included so get tracking whether you’re hacking, schooling, on the oval track or participating in any other organised events. If you’ve taken up anything more unusual like stunt riding or horseback archery, then yes we’re counting that too!

What if I have more than one horse?

The entry is per rider so you can count all your ridden distance – even if you ride multiple Icelandic horses!

Miles or kilometres?

You can submit miles or kilometres; we’ll be doing the final scoring in kilometres so we’ll just convert them all to the same format.

How do I enter?

Entries must be submitted to by midnight on November 14th 2019 to be in with a chance. Include your name, name of horse(s) and total miles/kilometres for Dec 1st 2018 to Nov 14th 2019. We’re trusting you all to be honest, so we’re only asking for a final total!

I haven’t tracked my rides before, how do I do it?

Some people do this after their ride by looking at their OS maps and just keep a track of what they’ve done; many people also use GPS apps on their phones or sports watches – as long as it tracks distance. There is a challenge group on the app Endomondo, where a number of ISHGB members are, so email if you would like an invite – people are also welcome to make challenges on other apps of their choice.

Anything else?

We’d love to see photos of you all out tracking your distances and include some in the next Sleipnir, send them in or share with us on Facebook on the official IHSGB page!

Distance award trophy