Horse Parade and Day of the Icelandic Horse
28.04.2018 - 01.05.2018
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Saturday, April 28 - Horse parade from Hallgrímskirkja to Austurvöllur.
The annual horse parade through the city center is always a sight to see! The parade will commence at 1 pm at Hallgrímskirkja with festivities. The ride will end in Austurvöllur (the parliament square), here you have a chance to meet horses and riders!
Sunday, April 29 - Family festival „The youth & the horse" in Reykjavik
The goal is to create a scenery for the youngest riders to show their abilities, development, social skills and the culture around the Icelandic horse. The Festival is also a great venu to get to know the horse and the lifestyle that comes with being a horseman. Admission is free. Two shows, first one at 13:00 and the second one at 16:00. The show will be held at the equestrian center Fákur Víðidal Reykjavík.
May 1 - Day of the Icelandic horse
Owners of the Icelandic horse all over the world have been encouraged to organise an Open House day at their stables and share photos and videos of the day with the hashtag #horsesoficeland.
You can be part of the fun and share your experiences with us as well, if you meet the Icelandic horse during your travels!
SHARE YOUR EXPERIENCE ON SOCIAL MEDIA
Take a picture and share your experience on social media with the #horsesoficeland between April 28 – May 1. You could win a week pass to Landsmót hestamanna, the National Icelandic Horse competition, that will take place in Reykjavík July 1.- 8. 2018. Follow us from the start!