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Our Mission

The C.I.H.F. was founded July 5, 1979 in Calgary, Alberta. Gunnar Bjarnasson represented Iceland at the meeting and was appointed Honorary President of the C.I.H.F., a position he held with each European member organization. Canadian National Livestock Records (now known as the Canadian Livestock Records Corporation or CLRC) officially recognized our Federation July 26, 1983. Effective January 1999 there were 1320 purebred Icelandic horses registered through CLRC, which maintains the registries of most purebred livestock breeds in Canada. The Canadian Icelandic Horse Federation joined F.E.I.F. the Federation of European Friends of the Icelandic Horse in 1984 and has participated at World Championships since 1985.

The Federation shall have for its objectives:

  • The encouragement, development and regulation of the Icelandic horse in Canada. 

  • To keep record of breeding and registration of Icelandic horses under the Canadian National Livestock Record system. 

  • To promote the awareness and secure the integrity of purebred Icelandic horses. 

  • To promote, encourage and assist in livestock exhibitions and fairs, and offer grants and contribute prizes for such purposes which shall be limited to registered Icelandic horses.

Board Of Directors

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Victoria Stoncius

President

My name is Victoria Stoncius and I live in Mississauga, Ontario. I have a strong passion for the Icelandic Horse and would like to further the breed in Canada as much as I can. I began riding in 1998. I learned to ride on the "tall" horses and then quickly switched to Icelandics. I rode at Clear Lake Farm for a number of years and had the opportunity to represent Canada at the Icelandic Horse World Championships in 2009 in Switzerland and in 2013 in Germany. In 2009 I placed 39th in T1(Tolt Class) with 4.83. In 2013 I placed 37th in V1 (Four Gait Class) with 5.67, and 17th in T2 (Loose Rein Class) with 6.93. In preparation for both World Championships I traveled to Germany and worked on the farm Norderheide owned by Gotz George. In 2013 I also had the opportunity to travel to Islandpferdehof Blumencron to train. I learned a lot from the experience and was able to see different farms and techniques. Since then I have been working with various Icelandic Horses, other gaited breeds and yes the "tall" horses. I show hunter and jumper when not working with our furry tolters. I was elected to the Board of Directors for the Ontario Icelandic Horse Association where I completed two years, one as Vice President. I have a strong interest in breeding and showing Icelandic horses. I enjoy learning about different characteristics passed through stallions/generation and goals in breeding programs. I would one day like to own an Icelandic breeding farm and have the opportunity to produce top quality horses.

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Nathaly Jones

Vice- President

Bio Coming Soon

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Sheryl Schlichtmann

Treasurer

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Christine Falk

Sectretary

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Erhard Marenbach

Director

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Vicki Strom

Director

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Heather Macintosh

Director

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JoAnne Chalmers

Director

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