The documentary will be premiered on Friday January 28 on the website Horse & Country, which reaches over 48 million households all over the world. Additionally, it will be shown on Amazon.com, which is a huge marketing window for the Icelandic horse.
Wildhorse Films shot the film last fall and in it we will get to know a lot of people that have everything to do with breeding, training, teaching, selling, travelling on, and exporting horses. The whole export-process is documented and very interesting to follow all the steps of the horse from its home in Iceland to a new home hundreds of kilometres away. A new record was set last year when a total of 3.341 horse was exported from Iceland, according to information from worldfengur.com.
In the film are interviews with professionals and experts in breeding, training, selling, travelling on and exporting horses from Iceland and the process in explained from A-Z. The most important markets in Europe and Scandinavia are mentioned and how the popularity of the Icelandic horse seems to increase, which shows in a record braking number of 3,341 horse exported from Iceland in 2021.
Very experienced owners of horse travel companies are visited, as well as horse round ups in Víðidalstunga. Breeders are interviewed as well and professionals by the air cargo on the transportation of horses from one airport to another.
All further information on exporting horses from Iceland, as well as general information on the Icelandic Horse, can be find on the Horses of Iceland website.
Click here for a teaser from the video and remember to watch on January 27th!
Text: Hilda Karen Garðarsdóttir