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Mirror, mirror on the wall, who has the fairest of them all...?

Clear the stage, open the curtain! Welcome to the Stallions Night...

This question will be answered during the Stallions Night on 08 August, which will take place for the first time at a World Championship and which promises a top-class event to the audience of Icelandic horse enthusiasts. The Stallions Night offers ambitious breeders a unique platform to present ridden stallions to the visitors of WM2019. In contrast to the already very successful stud shows of the past World Championships, this event will offer in particular smaller breeders the opportunity to present their stallions individually.

We look forward to welcoming some of the continent's most renowned and talented stallions as well as new, rising stars of the stallion scene to Berlin.

In addition to the variety of the stallions in terms of performance, gaits and exterior, the stallions' free presentations will provide a varied program and amaze the spectators.

For the six-minute performances, both the oval track and the pace track are available in order to showcase the individual qualities of a stallion in the best possible way. In addition to the show, the information displayed on the video wall while entering the track as well as the presentation in the WM2019 magazine will also be a special highlight for each stallion. The flyer display will be available free of charge for all participating stallions on the entire Thursday at all information stands on the WM2019 grounds.

In the end, the spectator voting decides on the five stars of the evening, who will then shine and be honoured again on Saturday evening, 10.August, as part of the big evening show More Horsepower.

The nomination of the stallions is now possible. As before, large studs can have their own stage here. Starting with four horses, studs can present their own stallion collection or a stallion with offsprings at the Stallions Night.

We are looking forward to an unforgettable evening with many spectacular stallions and great emotions!

Find more information and registration here.

 

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Throwback to WM2013 Johann Skulason Hnokki T1 VE

THE ride of the world championships 2013. 9.20 in Tölt T1 for Jóhann R. Skúlason and the legendary Hnokki frá Fellskoti. Jóhann and Hnokki were able to defend their title from Austria and got World Champions again in Berlin 2013 - with the unbelievable final mark of 9.61. Did you know it was the sixth title in T1 for Jóhann? He had been the World Champion in this test in 1999, 2003, 2005, 2009 and 2011 before. Do you think he will do it again in 2019?

Click here to see the video of the ride:

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Press Conference in the Embassy of Iceland

In Berlin, H.E. the Icelandic ambassador Martin Eyjólfsson invited the press to his Felleshus on 9 May 2019, which connects the Scandinavian embassies. Together with the district mayor of Berlin-Lichtenberg, Michael Grunst, and the organizer of the World Championships for Icelandic Horses, Bernhard Fliß, he was delighted that the "sympathetic district of Lichtenberg" will be home to the WM2019 in August. To that, Lichtenberg put together a colorful cultural program with Iceland, which was presented at the press breakfast. Deutschlandfunk interviewed those present mainly about the Icelandic horses, while Tagesspiegel, Berliner Abendblatt and Berliner Woche asked interested questions about the lectures, Icelandic cooking and other events. The delicious salmon canapés that Iceland had prepared for the press breakfast were only a minor matter. The morning focused on Lichtenberg, Iceland's culture and Icelandic horses – "the 60.000 best ambassadors Iceland can imagine in Germany," as Martin Eyjólfsson pointed out with a grin.

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