A record number of riders participating in the Nordic Championships 2022
The Nordic Championships for Icelandic horses will begin on Tuesday the 9th of August in Åland, Finland, with the best horses in the Nordic countries competing for the coveted title of Nordic Champion 2022. Finland’s last time as a host country was in 2010, when the competition was held in Ypäjä.
For this year’s Nordic Championships in Finland, NIHC acts as the governing body, that sets and monitors the standards of the event. The organisation of the Nordic Championships is a partnership between NIHC and the organising country, pursuing to create a successful Sport and Gæðingakeppni competition. On the administrative level the competition is handled by three different organisations, NIHC, The Finnish Icelandic Horse Association (SIHY) and Åland’s local club Álenskur, following the rules of the International Federation of Icelandic Horse Associations (FEIF) as well as applying the rules of The Equestrian Federation of Finland (SRL) where applicable.The competition facility in Åland is one of the best in Finland that is also suited for the competition classes for Icelandic horses. In addition, Åland’s location is great for riders coming from both the east and the west.
Nordic Championships are normally organised every other year. In 2020, the competition was planned to be held in Sweden, but had to be canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. This year, a record number of 173 top-level Nordic riders have registered for the competition. The amount of spectators is also expected to be high.
Read more about the team members and follow the live results on the website of the event.
Photo: SRL/ Iita-Maria Ahtiainen