Host and Organizer
The Icelandic Horses Sports Association Berlin (ISB) e.V. was founded on 19 September 2011 and is based in Berlin. Its members share a passion for Icelandic horses, for whose gaits tölt and flying pace as well as the fascination for the island of fire and ice, home to the unique Icelandic horses. The association specializes in organizing sporting events, sports competitions and breeding assessments.
For the hosting of WM2019 from 04-11 August 2019, the ISB e.V. can draw on experience of its members, who were actively involved in the organization and implementation of the world championships 2013, the German Youth Championship (DJIM) 2012 and several European championships on Ice, known as IceHorse in Berlin. First Chairman is Bernhard Fliß, treasurer is Michael Forchner. For WM2019, Carsten Eckert has been appointed as project manager and Linda Guth is responsible for the WM2019 office.
FEIF is bringing people together in their passion for the Icelandic horse
FEIF is the International Federation of Icelandic Horse Associations, composed of Icelandic Horse associations in 21 countries. FEIF, from the German Föderation Europäischer Islandpferde-Freunde (Federation of European Icelandic horse friends), was established in 1969 in Switzerland. As a federation of national Icelandic horse associations, FEIF is the sum total of the members of these organisations. That means: FEIF really is you – and about 80.000 other people who love, ride, breed, care for, and passionately enjoy the Icelandic horse, wherever they may live, from Iceland to New Zealand.
Partner und Unterstützer
Sports Metropolis Berlin
Berlin is a sports metropolis and, alongside science and culture, sports are one of the city's outstanding strengths: international sporting events and top-class sports are just as much at home here as leisure and popular sports with its diverse sports offerings. A network of versatile sports facilities, arenas and competition venues - with the Olympic Stadium as a sporting landmark - all this stands for the sports enthusiasm and quality of life of the capital of sports.
Hardly any other city can boast as many major sporting events as the sports metropolis. Among the internationally renowned sporting events are the annual Berlin Marathon and the International Stadium Festival (ISTAF), but also some particularly outstanding events such as the International German Gymnastics Festival in 2017 or this year's European Athletics Championships. The Senate Sports Administration sponsors around 40 national and international sporting events every year.
Lichtenberg is the eleventh administrative district of Berlin with over 275,000 inhabitants. The district united ten parts, among others the district Karlshorst, where the World Championships for Icelandic horses will take place again.
The district coat of arms Lichtenberg was awarded on 28 February 2006 by the senate. The coat of arms borrowed figures from the coat of arms of the two former districts Hohenschönhausen (the golden ears in blue) and Lichtenberg (the symbol of the district name in the upper part of the sign) merged to the new district Lichtenberg.
The Icelandic Horse Riders and Breeders Association was founded in 1958 and is now under the leadership of President Uli Döing. The association counts more than 25.000 members today who are organised in twelve national associations and their 144 local riding clubs. These members enjoy a potential of about 60.000 Icelandic horses.
RBO - Rehabilitation Center Berlin-East
RBO is a social institution based primarily in the Berlin districts of Lichtenberg and Marzahn-Hellersdorf. For over 25 years, it has offered people a wide range of support and assistance options.
The core of the work is the support of people with intellectual disabilities in self-determined living. The people who come to the RBO can choose between different types of housing: You can live in residences, in shared flats or be looked after by our specialists in your own home.
HOWOGE Wohnungsbaugesellschaft mbH
HOWOGE is the best performing municipal housing company in the Land of Berlin. With its own housing stock of around 60.000 apartments, the housing association is one of the ten largest landlords in Germany. For more than 25 years, HOWOGE has stood for sustainable inventory development, innovative residential concepts and social commitment at its locations in Lichtenberg, Hohenschönhausen, Treptow-Köpenick, Weißensee and Pankow.
LPBB- Landesverband Pferdesport Berlin-Brandenburg e.V.
(State Association Equestrian Sports Berlin-Brandenburg e.V.)
The association of around 460 horse sports clubs and 190 horse farms in Berlin and Brandenburg supports its member’s interests towards authorities, institutions and the public and provides a comprehensive service. They advise their 16.000 members and share experience and expertise for the species-appropriate horse management. They promote the horse's recreation in forest and meadow. In the legislative process and with local authorities, they bring in the view of equestrians.
In their member associations and member companies, children, adolescents and adults are introduced appropriately to a horse. About 500 licensed trainers receive regular advanced training. For the trainer’s license or the vocational training as fully qualified groom, they place high demands on their trainers. They advise their members on the organization of their more than 300 events a year and educate competitions professionals.