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The Icelandic Horse

Learn more about the Icelandic horse and discover the uniqueness of the breed which has its own special gait – the tölt.


Check out our calendar for more information on upcoming clinics, horse shows, group rides and annual OIHA events.

About Us

The OIHA was founded in 2001 by a group of Icelandic horse enthusiasts. Learn about the OIHA history and objectives.



Join the OIHA

Learn about the OIHA and the benefits of membership.

Membership Form

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Members Login

Members login to view OIHA bulletins, meeting minutes and articles.

Icelandic Horse Facts

Average Height (Hands)
Average Weight
Life Expectancy

OIHA Members’ Horses

OIHA Member Benefits

Why Join?

Whether you own an Icelandic horse or just love the breed, the OIHA is happy to welcome new members worldwide.

  • Member contributed Bulletin
  • Member Login area
  • OIHA sponsored clinics
  • Approved Sponsorships for Youth Rider Education
  • Free OIHA Sponsored Clinic Auditing for Youth Members
  • Annual Summer Picnic & General Meeting
  • Organized Events & Activities
  • Assistance & Advice from Members and Directors
  • OIHA apparel for purchase
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Why our members love the breed

Tolt, tolt, tolt, tolt!

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Their 5 gaits!

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Willingness, soundness of mind and easy to keep.

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I love their spirit!!!

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Sociable, steady and not too tall.

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They can do everything!

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Unique character & engaging personality.

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People friendly temperament, versatility & gaits.

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Connection with humans.

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Latest news

The Icelandic horse at play

Whether it is spring, summer, fall or winter, the Icelandic horse loves to roam free and play.  Versatile and hardy, these horses can adapt to all types of weather conditions. See some of our members horses in action.  Click an image to enlarge.     […]

Looking to buy an Icelandic horse?

Maybe you have considered buying and Icelandic horse and don’t know where to begin. The OIHA is here to help. Before buying an Icelandic horse, we recommend that you do your homework. On our Icelandic horse page, we have provided a helpful checklist of Important […]

It’s all about the Tolt!

Are you interested in learning more about the gaits of the Icelandic horse? In addition to watching videos on our website, we recommend attending an Icelandic horse competition.  Seeing these horses in action firsthand is the best way to learn more about what the Icelandic […]

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