Welcome to the Young Rider Badges!

Young Rider Badge Levels


– Voluntary test
– Basic Icelandic Horse knowledge and riding skills

Level 2 (6 Years +)

– Required
– Basic understanding of Icelandic Horses
– Achieve confidence in handling and riding an Icelandic Horse
– Improve knowledge of and enjoy learning about Icelandic Horses

Level 2b Road Rider

– Required before Level 3
– Basic Road Safety and knowledge

Level 3 (8 Years +)

– Required before Level 4
– Developing a balanced seat independent of the reins
– Higher level of knowledge of Riding and Care of an Icelandic Horse

Level 4 Sport Rider


What do you need to know?

Young Rider Candidates can take Level 1 or Level 2 at any time. Young Riders can work with their usual local riding school instructors to take the exams for Level 1-3. For Level 4, it is recommended that Young Riders have instruction from a FEIF trainer.

No limit to number of times needed to pass or how quickly each level is taken in succession.

How do you enter?

Contact education@ihsgb.co.uk or youth@ihsgb.co.uk to register interest in the Young Rider Badges. You will be sent a pack with all the information you need for each level.

How will I be examined?

Where possible, IHSGB Young Rider Badge assessments will be via an online application:

– Videos which can be uploaded to Google Drive/YouTube etc. for the examiner to assess
– Online multiple choice or exam questions (where relevant)

Level 4 will be assessed in person.

Please note: Video’s must be supervised and taken by an adult.

How much will it cost?

For Level 1 to 2b – £10 (£12 non-members)
Level 3 – £15 (£17.50 non-members)
Level 4 – TBC

What do I get out of it?

Candidates will be awarded a Certificate and Badge upon passing.
Benefits will be available to Young Rider candidates who have passed!

Ready to send in your tests?

IHSGB Member?
Badge Level
Video URL
Name of Young RIder/Email