The Landsmót National Horse Competition which is held in Reykjavík this summer is another incentive for ambitious young and older riders to start training early this year. Riding courses for kids start as well and everybody is looking forward to the longer daylight which we will experience now in February and March.
This is also the time when horse loving Icelanders start to make plans for the summer. We check with friends if they want to go for a multi-days ride into the highland. Should we take a herd of loose running spare horses or shall we just use hand-horses? Who will take care of booking the accommodation, who will drive the car with luggage, food and first aid? Who knows the area well enough to be the guide – will we need local guides? Travelling the highland on horseback is a wonderful experience and for most Icelanders this is one of the things in Icelandic Horsemanship they look forward to each and every year. To travel with good friends on well trained horses from place to place, to spend many hours per day in the saddle, to see the “freedom of the herd” and to be “one” with the exhilarating nature of Iceland. There is no better way to spend the summer than on a horse riding tour in Iceland!
If you would like to join such a ride have a look at our authentic tours starting from 4 riding days up to 8 riding days. Just come and join us and let us take care of the rest! We are very much looking forward to having you on our team!
Written by: Meike Witt
Photos by: Steinunn