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12.15.09 - Asta Covert

Olil Clinic...

Rachel riding Kaliber frá Lækjarbotnum at the Olil clinic at Flying C Ranch

Olil came back last weekend for another great clinic. It was all private lessons and that was 10 of us riding. We all learned a lot from her again this year. She promised to come back next year and if you are interested in participate in the next clinic keep checking our event calendar for dates.

I have added some photos from the Olil clinic to the photo albums.

11.19.09 - Asta Covert

Time to Renew...

CIA Member Asta and Dynjandi grace the Issue Four 2009 Cover of the Quarterly

Check out the USIHC Website for more info on how to become a member and to get a copy of the Quarterly

11.10.09 - Asta Covert


V1 and V2 Finalists - Photo by Willy Ma
Asta and Dynjandi, Steffi and Dreyri, Lucy and Andri, Rachel and Þór and Christina and Hroftur

This past weekend Flying C Ranchy hosted another CIA Open at their ranch and it was a small show but very successful. We had over 20 horse and rider combinations and over 30 people came to the pre show BBQ on Friday night. Rune came from Norway to be our judge. It was a real international show, we had riders from Germany, Sweden, Iceland and the US participating. Very fun weekend. Of course there are many people to thank including Doug and Gayle, Willy Ma, Heather and everyone for coming to partake in our show.

For more photos from our show check out Willy Ma's website

Click here for full results from the show.

9.24.09 - Asta Covert


The CIA OPEN FALL show premium and entry form has been posted online.

Click here to check it out.

8.14.09 - CIA

World Championships 2009...

Dynjandi frá Dalvík at the World Championships in Brunnadern, Switzerland - photo by Maike

CIA member Ásta D. Bjarnadóttir-Covert and Dynjandi frá Dalvík made A-Finals at the World Championships in T1 and V1. The ended 3rd in T1, 4th in V1 and 2nd in Fourgait combination. Dynjandi had the best slow tölt of the whole competition and the pair made history for the US involvement with FEIF.

Click here for the full results from the WC

Click here to watch the T1 A-Final

Click here to watch the V1 A-Final

8.14.09 - Asta Covert

New Events have been added...

Mountain Icelandic Farm Show will be held in Watsonville at Mountain Icelandic Farm September 19-20. This is a USIHC sanctioned event. For more info contact Annette at

Then November 7-8 will be another USIHC Sanctioned Show at Flying C Ranch in Santa Ynez, CA. For more info contact Asta at

Then there is an Olil Amble Clinic at Flying C Ranch in Santa Ynez December 11-13. It is all private lessons from Friday thru Sunday. To sign up contact Asta Covert at

Hope to see you at these great events!

6.13.09 - Asta Covert

World Championships...

Anne-Marie and Ásta at the 2007 World Championships in Holland.

Two CIA Members are riding at this years World Championships. Anne-Marie will ride Húni frá Torfunesi in T2 and Ásta D. Bjarnadóttir-Covert will ride Dynjandi frá Dalvík in T1 and V1.

Anne-Marie has been on the team in 1999, 2003, 2005, 2007 and now 2009. Ásta has been on the team in 2005, 2007 and now 2009.

For results from the US WC Tryout Click here

Will Covert one of the FEIF International judges at this years WC.

5.1.09 - Asta Covert

CIA Open Spring 2009...

CIA Fourgait winners - photo by Heather Skopik
Asta and Dynjandi, Steinar and Kaliber, Will and Þór, Stina and Kvintett, Ann-Marie and Sörli

The CIA Open had a great turnout. We had riders from all over California. Stina and Steinar brought a large group of horses and riders like always and we also had a big group from the Kraftur club. Doug and Gayle were a great help like always and Þorgeir was very helpful with his comments along with his scores. We had 6 girls competing in the Advanced youth class and we allowed them all to ride finals and they all did a great job and it was very fun to watch how far our youth has come a long.

For results for the CIA Open Spring show Click here

We are looking forward to the next sanctioned show held at the Valhalla facilities in LA June 6-7. For more info contact Stina direct at

2.20.09 - Asta Covert

CIA Open Spring 2009 info added...

We have added the premium and other info for the Spring Show held at Flying C Ranch April 25-26, 2009
Our FEIF International Judge willl be Þorgeir Guðlaugsson.

Click here

2.11.09 - Asta Covert

Photos added...

Just added few photos from the Spring show that Heather Skopik sent me.

Click here to check them out. Enjoy..

2.8.09 - Asta Covert

Dates for the 2009 World Championships Tryouts...

May 18
Silver Maple Farm
Tunbridge, VT
Contact Susan Peters

May 19
Mill Farm
Ancramdale, NY
Contact Dan Slott

May 21
Creekside Farm
Madison, GA
Contact Katrin Sheehan

May 23
Flying C Ranch
Santa Ynez, CA
Contact Asta Covert

Videos/DVDs need to be received by May 15, 2009
Attn: Will Covert
3600 Roblar Ave
Santa Ynez, CA 93460
Please e-mail tracking number/delivery confirmation once shipped to

For further information check out

2.3.09 - Asta Covert

New Events for 2009...

- March 28 - 29 -- USIHC Sanctioned Show at Valhalla Icelandic Horses in Lake View Terrance, CA. Contact Stina Sigurbjornsson at for more info.

- April 25 - 26 -- CIA Open Spring show. For more info contact Asta Covert at

- May 18 - 23 -- World Championships Tryout. Held at 4 locations in the US. Flying C Ranch, California, Creekside Farm, Georgia, Silver Maple Farm, Vermont and Mill Farm, New York. Judge will be Einar Ragnarsson. Contact Will Covert at for more info.

- May 29 - 31 -- FEIF Breeding Evaluations Madison, GA Young horses and full evaluation at Creekside Farm. Contact Katrin Sheehan

- August 3 - 9 -- World Championships, Switzerland.


1.8.09 - Asta Covert


Remember to renew your USIHC Membership for 2009


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