Icelandic Horse Challenge Cup survives lockdown!

The Icelandic Horse Challenge Cup (IHCC) is a joint initiative between leisure, education and sport. The IHCC exists to recognise and encourages members who participate in Icelandic events and activities.  This challenge requires a degree of goodwill and common sense to work to the spirit of the challenge as not all events or activities may have been listed yet as the events calendar and initiatives continue to evolve over time! If you participated in an activity that isn’t listed, but that you feel follows the spirit of the challenge, then email us at to review it for inclusion.


How do I enter?

Record each of the Icelandic specific events and activities you have participated in in the qualifying period, refer to the points table for each and assign the relevant number of points to reach a total for the challenge and submit your total to by 11.59pm Sunday 1st Nov 2020.


What is the qualifying period?

16th November 2019 – 1st November 2020.


How do I score it?

Here’s our scoring matrix:

5 points10 points15 points25 points30 points
Entered an IHSGB photo competitionHelped to organise an IHSGB eventEntered an Icelandic Have-a-Go show or non-IHSGB competitionRidden at an IHSGB display eventCompeted at the IHSGB British Championships
Had an article published in SleipnirBeen a IHSGB volunteerParticipated in an Icelandic Horse training course/lesson with Icelandic trainerEntered a horse(s) at an IHSGB Breeding event/assessmentsCompeted, or attended the riders’ meet at the World Championships
Spectated at an Icelandic Horse training courseEntered IHSGB Tölt OnlineCompeted in a Winter Tölt seriesCompeted at a FEIF event aboardAttended the FEIF Riders Camp
Entered IHSGB leagues (Endurance, Distance, etc.)Attended the IHSGB AGM in personCompleted a phase of the IHSGB Sport judge training programRidden participation at an IHSGB Education Hub eventAttended the FEIF Youth Camp
Attended an IHSGB online event (webinar, quiz, etc.)Attended a FEIF event abroadCompleted a phase of the IHSGB trainer training programCompeted in the FEIF Youth Cup
Ridden in an Icelandic riding tourMentioned by name with your horse in the mainstream press or a local newspaperPassed a level of the IHSGB Young Riders Badges
Taken your Icelandic on a riding holiday of more than 2 nights with IcelandicsCompeted in a foreign breeds class in a mainstream show
Attended the IHSGB AGM onlineTaken part in a IHSGB or FEIF virtual Ride
Used Amazon Smile with the IHSGB as chosen charity
Played the IHSGB lottery