The IHSGB is committed to supporting the development and welfare of our Youth members. The IHSGB Youth Leader sits on the IHSGB board of trustees and works with the Education, Sport, Breeding and Leisure Leaders to ensure our youth members have opportunities to: 

  • develop their knowledge and understanding of the Icelandic horse 
  • improve their skills as riders
  • work towards achieving their personal goals and targets 
  • make friends with the same passion for the Icelandic horse. 

The Youth leader also represents IHSGB youth members at FEIF and takes the IHSGB board lead for child safeguarding, supported by the IHSGB Safeguarding Officer.

If you have any questions, ideas or suggestions regarding Youth, or would like to help with Youth – please email

IHSGB Young Rider Badges

The Young Rider Badges levels are available on the IHSGB website here. The badges aim to help improve and develop young rider’s knowledge of the Icelandic horse and their skills as a rider. Rider’s can start at level 1 – Basic knowledge and understanding of the Icelandic Horse, working through the levels to a higher advanced level of knowledge and understanding of the Icelandic Horse, technical and sport riding.

For more information or to register interest in the Young Rider Badges contact or . You will be sent an information pack with all the information you need for each level.

IHSGB Youth Facebook Group

A closed group for IHSGB youth members and parents. Keep up to date with IHSGB and FEIF Youth events and activities, new initiatives, news and discussions.