THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE ICELANDIC HORSE – 2022
On May 1, let the Icelandic horse open up a world of adventure for your family, friends, and acquaintances – especially those unfamiliar to the breed. We invite you along to experience all its fantastic characteristics! IVO Riding Ranch is proud to invite you to the celebration of the International Day of the Icelandic Horse. Open days with lots of fun and diverse programs that include competitions, presentations, BBQ, beer and a lot more!
10:00 – Presentation of the gates of the Icelandic horse. Step, trot, gallop, tölt and flying pace. Location: the oval track
10:30 – Children’s demonstration – Children’s show on the oval track
11:00 – T2 competition – Competition according to the rules of the International Icelandic Horse Federation. On the 200 meter oval track, one round of fast tölt, one round of slow tölt with hand swap, half round step, half round without stem. Two judges (Dr. Pál Magos Ágoston and Albert András) will give grades from 1 to 10. The race can only be performed on an Icelandic horse. Horses are provided by the riding school. Entry fee 50 RON, entry until 10:00 in the morning. The first place will receive 40% of the entry fees, the second 20% and the third 10%.
13:00 – Trail riding (TR1) – The race takes place on a pre-set track. The race includes: gate opening, snake line riding, floating gate, leaving the horse in a 3 m radius, see-saw, obstacle jump, driving backwards. The race is time based, failure to complete an obstacle is a 5 second error. Entry fee 50 RON, entry until 10:00 in the morning. The first place will receive 40% of the entry fees, the second 20% and the third 10%. The race can be completed on your own horse, but you must announce the organizers the day before the race. The riding school also provides horses by prior arrangement.
15:00 – Flag race(S6) – The race takes place on the 200 meter oval track. A bucket full of sand is placed every 5m, a flag is placed second bucket. After departure, move the flags to the next bucket. If the flag falls out of the bucket you get a 5 second penalty. Two rounds, the first according to draw and the second by the timed results starting from the last. The race can be done on an Icelandic horse or on your own horse. Entry fee 50 RON, entry until 10:00 in the morning. The first place will receive 40% of the entry fees, the second 20% and the third 10%.
16:30 – Beer tölt competition. – Each competitor rides 3 sides on the oval track with a pint of beer in hand. There is a judge on each side. If the beer spills, the competitor will be disqualified. The race can be done on an Icelandic horse or on your own horse. Entry fee 50 RON, entry must be made before the start of the competition. Anyone who has passed the competition can drink the beer.
18:00 – Equestrian archer demonstration