Record Number of Foreign Guests at Horse Competition

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Record Number of Foreign Guests at Horse Competition

By Zoë Robert

Photo: Patty van der Kaay.

Landsmót, the National Icelandic Horse Competition, has been proving increasingly popular with foreigners. This year the competition, which concluded yesterday, attracted a record number of foreign guests. According to Fréttablaðið, out of the 10,000 people in attendance, 4,000 traveled to Iceland from abroad for the competition.

Bad weather is likely to be the reason for fewer Icelanders in attendance than in previous years.

Hera and her rider Bjarni Bjarnason set a new Icelandic and world record in the 250-meter pace while Tumi and his rider Teitur Árnason set a new Icelandic record in the 150-meter pace.

The first Landsmót was held in Þingvellir in 1950.

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