Groupies of the WM2019 of Icelandic Horses
Author: Íris Jónsdóttir
The Icelandic audience has been making its mark: cheering and roaring for every rider they think needs a bit of help: “We rejoice with other nations’ audience when their riders do good, with a thumbs up or a high five. We have to make sure our riders know we’ve got their backs and we can see their face change when they hear us. We’re here to do our part”.
One of the Icelandic team’s officials, Stefán Logi Haraldsson, emphasizes the importance of good preparation and making the audience notable for the riders: “It’s just like football or handball: you have to get people excited and involved with the team. They give the riders this little extra something that makes them go the extra mile”.