Landsmót horse show labeled as a favourite amongst family activities in Iceland

Landsmót horse show labeled as a favourite amongst family activities in Iceland

The biennial Icelandic horse show, Landsmót, has been labeled as a favourite amongst upcoming family activities taking place in Iceland during the summer months.

Landsmót is known as the prime event for showcasing the Icelandic Horse breed, featuring various competitions and horse displays suitable for the whole family.

The 2014-programme, which is set to take place between 30th June and 6th July, is full and varied, and everyone should be able to find something of interest.

There are various classes of competition ranging from children’s classes, with riders 13 years old and younger, up to the A and B classes, where top riders and horses display all the different gaits of the Icelandic Horse breed.

The event is a popular spectator and family country festival in Iceland. The Landsmót area is transformed into a village featuring a large campsite, markets with a variety of goods, children’s playgrounds, and a number of Icelandic food vendors offering a wide variety of culinary choices.

Top-level breeding horses (mares and stallions) will also be shown, as well as the best ‘tölt’ gait competition in Iceland. Other entertainment is also available in the form of music, dancing, singing and mixing with an international crowd of horse enthusiasts.

For more information about Landsmót, visit http://www.landsmot.is/en/