America2Iceland LLC is a company dedicated to planning and providing educational equine related trips in the Icelandic Horse’s native land…Iceland.
Our goal is to provide the best educational and recreational experience possible by ensuring the quality of every component. We provide all-inclusive trips to Iceland for the purpose of learning about the Icelandic horse. We use only the best clinicians and all horses used are quality, well trained and many are available for purchase. The accommodations are always comfortable, hospitable and include meals. The training facilities are on premises and allow for both indoor and outdoor sessions.
Trips include clinic time, trail riding, excursions to top breeding stables, and visits and talks with some of Iceland’s most well known, breeders, teachers, riders, and equine historians. Some trips include sight-seeing, while others may be focused intensive clinics for more advanced riders. We even have trips that combine clinic time and multi-day treks, using the same horses! All trips make time to experience the recuperative qualities of Iceland’s wonderful, natural hot springs.
Unlike most travel agencies, we do not simply resell an Icelandic outfitter’s excursion and then leave you on your own. While we do work with many of the same outfitters, we custom tailor the itineraries to include and meet the standards or our educational components. Additionally, all trips are escorted by one or more of the A2I staff to ensure the quality of service and to help provide the curriculum.
Clinics are kept small, to a maximum of 8-12 riders, depending on the host location, to ensure plenty of personal attention. All of our clinicians speak excellent English, and have extensive teaching experience with all levels of riders. Our teaching philosophy caters to each participant’s specific riding ability, however some trips are planned exclusively for beginning, intermediate, or advanced riders to ensure a satisfying focus and experience.
We provide questionnaires well in advance to help us truly understand each participant’s level of riding, experience, knowledge of the breed, preferences, and any areas of particular interest. We then use this information to ensure the appropriate curriculum for all riders. We also spend as much as 30 days in advance of the trip working with local breeders in Iceland to match horses to participants. Our staff rides and qualifies each horse and ensures that they are transported to the host location and ready for the clinic.
We are now offering clinics in America and trips originating in Europe as well!!