During October 24.-26. there was a preparation meeting in the project Riding Native Nordic Breeds at the Hólar College.....
The objective of the project, which is supported by a grant from NORA, is to strenghten tourism which is based on local horse breeds in West Norway, Iceland and the Faroe Islands. Emphases will be on transfering knowledge within the region to companies who use regional horse breeds in their original environment.
Besides the Icelandic horse, which has been used a lot in the tourism industry, the project will be focusing on the Norwegian Fjord horse and the Faroese horse as well. Therefore the project is comprehensive enough so that it contributs to the protection of endangered domestic animals by giving them a new role, in order to increase service as well as variety and professionalism in the field.
Project managers are Ingibjörg Sigurðardóttir and Guðrún Helgadóttir both Hólar College staff nembers. Rhys Evans reader at the Agricultural universiby in Norway gave a lecture named: "The equine sector in the rural economy“ and Anna Louisa Jóensen from the corporation "Føroyska rossid" or the Faroese horse introduced the Faroese horse breed and the effort which is being done in order to preserve this breed which counts a total of 58 horses.
This is announced at the Hólar website.