Iceland goes down under
Up till now Australia was no player in the Icelandic horse sport. But this is about to change.
Author: Viktoriia Vinokurova
Icelandic soul is now intercontinental! This year, we have volunteers who traveled 15,000 kilometers all the way from Australia to represent their country at the WM2019. The Australians Laura and Brigit have high hopes for their country to participate in the next World Championship as a competitor.
“A lot of people don’t even know that we have Icelandic horses!”, they laugh.
They were excited to be a part of Icelandic community this year, saying that, even intercontinental, it is still one big family. Considering Australian passion for sports, the girls are sure, that if they put their country on the map, their fellow citizens will follow and support them. Currently, they try to solve a lot of difficulties in their country in this area, such as high prices on gear, lack of education about the gaits etc.
“We have to promote more, than just Icelandic horses, we have to establish Australia as a part of the community”, they say.