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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

Icelandic Horse Farm Directory

The Icelandic Horse is not only to be found in the Icelandic Sagas. It is a breed unchanged from the time of the Sagas and is still holds a prominent place in Icelandic culture. If you would like to experience this exceptional breed up close, […]

Experience the Icelandic horse

Take a moment to watch some of our favourite videos that show off all the wonderful qualities of the Icelandic horse.  Imagine the joy of riding their 5 gaits, riding with a herd in Iceland or just admire them from afar.  Unique, powerful and versatile, the […]

Virtual Ride to Herning 2021

Every year there is a major Icelandic horse competition. The world championships are held every odd numbered year and Landsmot, the Icelandic National championships are held every even numbered year. For several years now, a virtual ride as a closed group is offered through Facebook. […]

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