This year’s Feather Prize was awarded to Bergþórr (Beggi) Eggertsson. The prize was awarded for the first time in 2002 with the intention of motivating riders to demonstrate ‘feather-light’ riding and good horsemanship, eidfaxi.is reports.
Beggi Eggertsson on Lotus von Aldenghoor in speed pace. Photo: Fjölnir Þorgeirsson.
Beggi lives in Berlin, but is a member of the Icelandic national team. He won the gold medal in 250 meter flying pace with his 19-year-old horse Lotus von Aldenghoor.
Here you can find information about previous recipients of the Feather Prize.
Dagmar Trodler reports for Iceland Review from Berlin.