Nice memories of 2013, big reunion in 2019 - Michelle is happy to be back in Berlin.
My name is Michelle and I'm from Switzerland.
Since I’ve been a child, I was crazy about Icelandic Horses. It was always one of my dreams to go and watch a World Championship. Around my 18th birthday I informed myself about the upcoming World Championships 2013 in Berlin Karlshorst. Being of a legal age now, I got new opportunities: Being a volunteer and taking a look behind the scenes, i...nstead of just watching as a spectator. I didn't hesitate for a long time, I simply wanted to be part of this adventure! Said and done - I was signed in
Wir wünschen Euch ein schönes, entspanntes Wochenende. Lasst es Euch gut gehen, so wie Glaesir von Gut Wertheim nach getaner Arbeit (mal eben Weltmeister werden...)
We wish you a nice, relaxing weekend. Let it go well, just as Glaesir von Gut Wertheim after work (just become world champion ...)
Vielen Dank an die Reitschule Berger für das Video aus Oirschot!
Bitten by a bug - a great story of an Icelandic family from Denmark who share their experiences of volunteering.
We're a family of four but only the three of us registered as volunteers:
Ingvar, the father: has very little experience with horses but thinks that they taste good.
Iris, the mom: has ridden, owned and trained Icelandic horses since she was about 10 years old....
Dagny, the 13 year old daughter: has a burning interest in all horses in general but the Icelandic horse is special to her.
Als kleinen Neujahrsgruß verlängern wir die jetzige Ticketpreisstufe bis zum 31.01.2018. Und wenn sich über die Feiertage noch Gruppen zusammengefunden haben, könnt Ihr Euch die 5% Rabatt ab 10 Personen oder 10% Rabatt ab 20 Personen einfach bei uns einfordern.
As a small New Year's greeting we extend the current ticket price level until 31.01.2018. And if groups have found together over the holidays, you can easily claim the 5% discount from 10 persons or 10% discount from 20 persons onwards with us.
Anne's journey from Lübeck via Iceland to the World Championships:
After graduating from school in 2014 I decided I wanted to go and live in another place than the 400 inhabitants village on the outskirts of the city of Lübeck, situated on the coast of the Baltic Sea, that I grew up in. I chose Iceland, 10 months of mountains, fjords, volcanic landscapes and a long, snowy but beautiful winter. I grew up riding horses but never sat on an Icelandic one until then.
Read on: htt...ps://wm2019.berlin/index.php/blog_en.html
Picture: Anne, Teikning und Lena
Habt Ihr schon unseren WM Trailer gesehen?
Wer jetzt Lust auf die WM 2019 in Berlin bekommt und noch keine Karten hat, sollte sich beeilen. Die erste Preisstufe gilt nur noch für kurze Zeit. Zur Bestellung mit direkter Sitzplatzwahl geht's hier: https://wm2019.berlin/index.php/tickets.html
Have you seen our trailer?
If you are already in the mood for the Championships 2019 in Berlin and still have no tickets, you should hurry. The first price level is only valid for... a short time.
A new, infectious report by Simone from Switzerland!
It is no question, who once participated as a volunteer at the Icelandic Horse World Championships, is most likely infected by the virus. Obviously, not by the Icelandic horse virus - this has happened long ago - but by the World-Cup-Volunteer-Virus. Many acute symptoms, short-term and long-term effects can vary from volunteer to volunteer.
Read more: https://wm2019.berlin/index.php/blog_en.html
The snow trickles softly on the first Advent 😊
Do you already (or still) have snow pictures of your Icelandic Horses? Then post this in the comments. Among all pictures we are giving away a WC-Shirt for the 1st Advent.
Bescheren leicht gemacht – einfach Wunschbetrag bestimmen und Gutschein für den nächsten Ticketkauf verschenken. Nähere Infos zum Bestellablauf findet Ihr hier: https://wm2019.berlin/index.php/tickets.html
A new story from Saskia - Lansdmót 2014, WC 2015, WC 2017 - not bad Read yourself:
Hi, I am Saskia, 33 years old, from Buchholz near Hamburg. I have been totally crazy about Icelandic horses for 28 years. In 2014, I had been a volunteer at Landsmót in Iceland and wanted to check whether there was a similar opportunity to volunteer for the World Championships. So I searched the web for the WC homepage and found it. Herning/Denmark here I come.
The construction works of the new Inclusive Equestrian and Riding Therapy Center of the Foundation Rehabilitation Center Berlin-Ost at the WC venue are in full swing.
Here high-quality stables and training facilities are built, which are available for our WC participants in 2019. We are looking forward to the progress of construction and of course keep you up to date with pictures.
Our Volunteer blog is online! We are looking forward to the first report by Vroni and Alex, whose story could not be more beautiful!
'Hello, we're Vroni and Alex. In 2013, we met at the World Championship in Berlin. Vroni was a volunteer in the security team and Alex worked as a professional security guy. At the emergency of the roofed tribune we met for the first time and quickly found common themes: the passion for horses (Alex family kept Haflinger horses and Vroni rides a...n Icelandic Horse), a similar taste of rock music... And we were both trained as smiths (Vroni is a goldsmith and Alex a trumpet maker).
After the World Championships we went together to a concert of „Pothead“ in Halle and for the next one and a half year we visited concerts between Halle (Vroni) and Potsdam (Alex) and had a good time' ...
Already searching for a Christmas present?
We have still some T-shirts of the first fan edition on stock, which are certainley good for it. https://wm2019.berlin/index.php/shop-fanartikel.html
There is also a gift voucher, which can be applied to all ticket purchases, more details soon.
Since the World Championships in Oirschot, many friends of the Icelandic Horse have contacted us for being a volunteer. Our manager of volunteering Ulla Gomis-Fliß is thankful for the great willingness even, before we have opened the official registration. Starting in 2018 it will be possible to register online. If you would like to get some information before, feel free to contact Ulla (easily accessible also on horseback and a great help on all roads, see picture 😊): ulla_f...firstname.lastname@example.org
We will soon start a series on our homepage with stories and pictures of WC-Volunteers, who helped with heart and soul on different Championships and of course will be also in Berlin 2019. Anyone who feels addressed and wants to share his/her experiences, is also invited to send us some lines and pictures via email. We are looking forward to your reports, experiences, funny stories and the enthusiasm for volunteering.
WM-Besucher aufgepasst! Sucht Ihr schon eine Unterkunft in Berlin?
Wir konnten neben anderen Partnerhotels in der Nähe des WM-Geländes nun auch die Jugendherberge Berlin Ostkreuz für die WM gewinnen. Hier könnt Ihr schon jetzt kostengünstige Betten und Zimmer buchen und das sogar ohne Mitgliedschaft im DJH – diese ist über den Besuch der WM gewährleistet.
Schaut auf unsere Homepage und sichert Euch schon jetzt Eure Zimmer. Hier findet Ihr auch alle weiteren Partnerhotel...s in unterschiedlichen Preissegmenten, die schon jetzt zu attraktiven WM-Konditionen buchbar sind.
Bilder: © JugendherbergeBerlinOstkreuz.de