Programme: Viking horses

18.07.2019

Vikings and their Icelandic horses

The Icelandic horse is relatively small, strong, steady and a direct descendant of the horses which the Vikings brought with them to Iceland in the 9th century. The race has retained all of its original attributes, and masters all five types of gait: Trot, canter, gallop, walk and tölt.

Tölt is only found among Icelandic horses. When the horse tölts, it always has at least one hoof on the ground, and the rider barely moves in the saddle. In this way horse and rider can travel over long, steep and uneven terrain without tiring.

Programme Sunday July 21, 2019

11:00-13:00: Hands-on: archery*
11:00-16:45: Hands-on: coin making* and wood carving*
11:00-16:45: Hands-on: make wooden nails and tie knots, try on a Viking cape and a warrior helmet. Challenge each other to a Viking game, try out the warrior exercises and visit the Viking playground.
11:30: The farmer feeds the animals on the Viking farm.
12:00: Market entertainment. Meet the Ripa jester.
12:00: Help the Vikings groom their horses.
12:30: Riding challenge and horse trading.
13:00: Warrior training for children (7-13 years).
13:30-16:45: Hands-on: archery*
14:30-16:00: Hands-on: flatbread baking in the Thing-hall.
15:00: A Viking's tale.
16:00: Horse show.

Programme Monday July 22, 2019

11:00-13:00: Hands-on: archery*
11:00-16:45: Hands-on: coin making* and wood carving*
11:00-16:45: Hands-on: make wooden nails and tie knots, try on a Viking cape and a warrior helmet. Challenge each other to a Viking game, try out the warrior exercises and visit the Viking playground.
11:30: The farmer feeds the animals on the Viking farm.
12:00: Market entertainment. Meet the Ripa jester.
12:00: Help the Vikings groom their horses.
12:30: Riding challenge and horse trading.
13:00: Warrior training for children (7-13 years).
13:30-16:45: Hands-on: archery*.
14:00: Thing assembly.
14:30-16:00: Hands-on: flatbread baking in the Thing-hall.
15:00: Falconry show.
16:00: Horse show.

Programme Tuesday July 23, 2019

11:00-13:00: Hands-on: archery*
11:00-16:45: Hands-on: coin making* and wood carving*
11:00-16:45: Hands-on: make wooden nails and tie knots, try on a Viking cape and a warrior helmet. Challenge each other to a Viking game, try out the warrior exercises and visit the Viking playground.
11:30: The farmer feeds the animals on the Viking farm.
12:00: Help the Vikings groom their horses.
12:30: Riding challenge and horse trading.
13:00: Warrior training for children (7-13 years).
13:30-16:45: Hands-on: archery*.
14:00: Thing assembly.
14:30-16:00: Hands-on: flatbread baking in the Thing-hall.
15:00: Falconry show.
16:00: Horse show.

Programme Wednesday July 24, 2019

11:00-13:00: Hands-on: archery*
11:00-16:45: Hands-on: coin making* and wood carving*
11:00-16:45: Hands-on: make wooden nails and tie knots, try on a Viking cape and a warrior helmet. Challenge each other to a Viking game, try out the warrior exercises and visit the Viking playground.
11:30: The farmer feeds the animals on the Viking farm.
12:00: Help the Vikings groom their horses.
12:30: Riding challenge and horse trading.
13:00: Warrior training for children (7-13 years).
13:30-16:45: Hands-on: archery*.
14:00: Exerience the Ansgar Church.
14:30-16:00: Hands-on: flatbread baking in the Thing-hall.
15:00: Falconry show.
16:00: Horse show.

Programme Thursday July 25 - Friday July 26, 2019

11:00-13:00: Hands-on: archery*
11:00-16:45: Hands-on: coin making* and wood carving*
11:00-16:45: Hands-on: make wooden nails and tie knots, try on a Viking cape and a warrior helmet. Challenge each other to a Viking game, try out the warrior exercises and visit the Viking playground.
11:30: The farmer feeds the animals on the Viking farm.
12:00: Market entertainment. Meet the Ripa jester.
12:00: Help the Vikings groom their horses.
12:30: Riding challenge and horse trading.
13:00: Warrior training for children (7-13 years).
13:30-16:45: Hands-on: archery*.
14:00: Thing assembly.
14:30-16:00: Hands-on: flatbread baking in the Thing-hall.
15:00: Falconry show.
16:00: Horse show.

Programme Saturday July 27, 2019

11:00-13:00: Hands-on: archery*
11:00-16:45: Hands-on: coin making* and wood carving*
11:00-16:45: Hands-on: make wooden nails and tie knots, try on a Viking cape and a warrior helmet. Challenge each other to a Viking game, try out the warrior exercises and visit the Viking playground.
11:30: The farmer feeds the animals on the Viking farm.
12:00: Market entertainment. Meet the Ripa jester.
12:00: Help the Vikings groom their horses.
12:30: Riding challenge and horse trading.
13:00: Warrior training for children (7-13 years).
13:30-16:45: Hands-on: archery*
14:00: Thing assembly.
14:30-16:00: Hands-on: flatbread baking in the Thing-hall.
15:00: A Viking's tale.
16:00: Horse show.

*Archery, coin making and wood carving cost DKK 25.00 each.
Buy an activity card to join each of the three hands-on activities once. Available at the entrance for DKK 50.00.

Subject to change.

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