WC 2007, photo Geert-Jan Heyda

Preliminary program WC2017 announced

Every day is a celebration during the WC2017! From the first breeding assessment and training on the tracks to the last finals and the closing ceremony. So don’t miss out, make sure you are ready to go on Sunday August 6 when our gates open at 12 in the afternoon to welcome the first guests. Let the games begin! Did you book your ticket (and camp spot) yet? Don’t be late, the discount on tickets is available until May 1st, 2017.
SU Aug 6 12:00 terrain open to visitors
MO Aug 7 Breeding Classes, conformation
TU 8 Aug Four gait V1, Breeding Classes, ridden abilities
WE Aug 9 Five gait F1, Opening ceremony, Breeding Classes, ridden abilities
TH Aug 10 Tölt T1, Pace test PP1
FR Aug 11 Tölt T2, Breeding Classes, ridden abilities, 2nd round, Pace race 1 + 2
SA Aug 12 B-finals, Pace race 3 + 4, Youth Finals
SU Aug 13 Speed Pace, Youth Finals, A-finals, Closing ceremony

WC soundtrack: We run as one

It’s a tradition, good World Championships are accompanied by a great soundtrack!

We run as one is written especially for the World Championships 2017 in Oirschot. We have searched for musical talents in the Dutch Icelandic horse community and found Jula Kalshoven, a musical jazz talent and Naomi van Rijn, also known as the singer of the WC 2007 tune. Music is by Gijs Coolen & Jula Kalshoven, lyrics by Naomi van Rijn and Jula Kalshoven, produced and mixed by Gijs Coolen and mastered by Jonas David Kröper.

This fantastic talented and Icelandic horse loving team made this cheerful, recognizable soundtrack for the upcoming World Championships.

Sport judges for World Championships 2017 announced by FEIF

The Sport judges for the World Championships 2017 have been selected from a record-setting pool of 30 willing judges. The selection committee consisted of Þorgeir Guðlaugsson (World Championships Chief Judge), Doug Smith (Sport Committee) and Will Covert (designated by the Sport Judges Committee).

The selection process considered the activity of each potential judge during the 2016 competition season, the limits on the number of judges from the same country, the need to bring fresh judges to the World Championships, and the committee’s opinions about which individuals would make the strongest overall jury.

The jury for the World Championships 2017 will consist of (in alphabetical order):

  • Andre Boehme
  • Anna Andersen
  • Åsa William
  • Einar Ragnarsson
  • Halldór Gunnar Victorsson
  • Johannes Hoyos
  • Lisa Olovsson
  • Lutz Lesener
  • Rune Svendsen
  • Sigurbjörn Viktorsson
  • Stefan Hackauf
  • Uschi Heller-Voigt
  • Valdimar Auðunsson

The reserve judges are Christian Reischauer and Nicolai Thye.

Source: www.feif.org