Now I am going to continue writing about the horses we showed in Landsmót and the first one I want to present for you is Mugga frá Syðri Gegnishólum. She recieved 8,18 in total score. 7,93 for confirmation, 8,35 for riding abilities and the 10th place in the 5 years old group of mares. The mother of Mugga is Mugga frá Kleifum who was the daughter og Lygna frá Kleifum and Hnokki frá Steðja. Lygna was a 4 gaited mare with 8,02 in total score and her father was Logi frá Kletti. Hnokki frá Steðja was 5 gaited with 7,88 as a total score, with 8,5 for pace and 8,07 for riding abilities.
Mugga frá Kleifum got 15 offsprings and the last one when she was 26 years old and Mugga is her next last offspring. By the age of 24 she had thirteen offsprings and hadn't had a foal in two years so we thought this was it. She was in Ketilsaðir at our farm in the east, where we raise our horses and we wanted her to stay there in her ritirement. Once we were there I saw Ljóni and I got the idea that she could spend her time there as well, one year later she had a foal that was given the name Mugga because we thought she would get white as her mother later and that she would be her last foal, both turned out to be wrong. Old Mugga has 7,56 as a total score abd 102 in blup and younger Mugga is her first offspring to recive a 1 price. This does not sound good, but her two daugthers that are in breed have boath been giving lots of first price horses, and old Mugga´s descendants are Landsmóts,Icelandic and Norwegian champions.
Yonger Mugga's father is Ljóni frá Ketilsstöðum that has 8,47 as a total score and Mugga is his oldest and first offspring to take part in a breeding judgement. Ljóni's father is Álfasteinn frá Selfossi who had 8,56 as a total score, and fulfilled the conditions for 1st prize og honor for offsprings at only 10 years old. Álfasteins mother is Álfadís frá Selfossi with 8,31 as a total score at four years old and 1st prize of honor for offsprings, his father is Keilir frá Miðsitju with a totalscore of 8,63 and 1st prize of honor for offsprings.
Mugga is now to be bred with Glóðafeyki frá Halakoti.
Mugga from Syðri Gegnishólar Pictures : Gangmyllan
This year we reached our goal when Álffinnur's offsprings convinced us that they were as quick, strong and promising as we thought. Our goal was to show 15 of his offsprings in evaluation, by that reaching the standards for 1st prize for offsprings at only eight years of age. 15 offsprings have been shown, two last year and thirteen new ones this year.
One of the two shown horses last year, Vinátta, was evaluated again this year and with higher marks so there is only one valid judgment from last year that belongs to Goði frá Ketilsstöðum. Goði received 8.08 in total, including 9 for tölt and spirit.
Three of his offsprings have been shown twice this summer, first Stúdent frá Ketilsstöðum. He is five years old and received 8.36 in total, then shown again at fjórðungsmót Stekkhólma receiving the same score and was the highest judged stallion at the show.
The other two horses are Bjóla frá Ketilsstöðum and Ari frá Efri-Gegnishólum. Bjóla is 4 years old and started off with 7.91 and raised her score up to 7.99. Ari is 5 years old and was shown as a four gaiter at first and got 7.82 after a rather unsuccessful show. We kept on training, found the pace and showed him again receiving 8.18 where everything fell into place.
In these 15 highest judgments are 7 five years old judgments and 8 four years old. His lowest four years old offspring is Ásbrá with 7.82 who was shown as a four gaiter this time, with 9 for slow tölt and 8,5 for tölt, spirit and form under rider.
Four of his offsprings were shown as four gaiters, five of them got from 5,5 to 6,5 for pace and six of them got from 7,5 to 8,5.
The offsprings' average score for confirmation is 8,13
For ridden abilities 8,01
And in average total of 8,06
Their mothers are all kinds of mares. From honorary prize mares to mares with a low judgment and mares that were never shown and have delivered little to nothing. Even though the mothers are not alike, the offsprings that we know have alot in common. They have been quick, positive, willing with good movements. The will is excelent, brave, energetic and relaxed. Their best gaites by nature are tölt and walk.
Álffinnur is a son of Orri frá Þúfu and Álfadís frá Selfossi, third of four full siblings that have all gotten good judgments at the age of four. At that age Álfur frá Selfossi got 8.26(8.06 the first time), Álffinnur got 8.24(8.04), Álfhildur frá Syðri-Gegnishólum got 8.14(7.98) and Álfgrímur got 8.11. But their highest judgments are Álfur 8,46, Álfhildur 8,52, Álffinnur 8,37 and Álfgrímur is 4 years old and has only been shown once. But the plan is to show him again next year.
Álffinnur's oldest full sibling, Álfur frá Selfossi received 1st prize for offsprings at 9 years old and honorary prize at 10 so Álffinnur's success in breeding is not a surprice to us. It's exactly what we expected because his bloodlines/pedigree have become so safe.
One of our goals in breeding is to breed horses that start of in advantage, that is to say they are mentally and physically stronger as 4 year-old. Our way to that goal is to focus on using mainly stallions and mares that show off early, preferably 4 years old and not older than 5, because it says so much about their natural abilities. That kind of horses don't perform well without being strong by nature, most importantly strong torso, back and croup and that they are positive and enthusiastic.
I think most of us have the same goal for when they are older and more mature, simply that they at some point become great, e.g. become winners in a competition at 8-10 years old.
What we wonder about Álffinnur is wether or not this is a world record. As far as we know he is the youngest stallion to receive 1st prize for offsprings, 8 years old. At least compared to the new rules about this prize, but has it happened before compared to the old rules?
Here are all of his shown offsprings, from highest judged to lowest:
2014 has in many ways been a great year for us, both in breedingshows and in competitions, much of what we wanted to do, our aims worked out. And I think that so far this is our best year on the breeding track. We showed 18 horses and 17 of them recieved 1. price, and half of the horsses, 9, were 4 gaters. Many of the horses got great judgements, and 9 of the showed horses got from 10,0 to 9,0 for tölt.The average score for all the horses was 8,7 for tölt. 8,4 for trot, 8,9 for spirit and 8,6 for form under rider. The average score for the 9 horses who showed pace was 8,0, but only one of our horses, Jörmuni, recieved 9,0 for pace.
Álfhildur 6 years old, got 10,0 for tölt, and three of our mares got 9,5 for slow tölt, Álfhildur and Katla 6 years old and Álfastjarna 4 years old. Frami 7 and Katla 6 years old got 9,0 for slow tölt. Eight of our horses recieved 9,0 for tölt, Álffinnur and Frami 7 years old , Katla 6, Tíbrá, Snekkja and Bóla 5 and Álfastjarna and Goði 4 years old.
Álfhildur 6 got 10,0 for spirit and her little sister Álfastjarna 4 years old got 9,5. Eight horses gor 9,0 for spirit, Álffinnur og Frami 7, Katla and Sylgja 6, Tíbrá og Bóla 5 and Goði 4 years old.
Álfhildur got 9,5 for form under rider and Frami 7,Katla and Sylgja 6, Álfarinn and Tíbrá 5 and Álfastjarna 4 years old got 9,0.
Two of our horses recieved 9,5 for walk, Frami 7 and Álfastjarna 4 years old. Jörmuni got 9,0. Three horses got 9,0 for canter, Katla and Sylgja 6 and Álfarinn 5 years old.
Álffinnur got a good start as a breedinghorse, he is only 7 years old and two of his oldest offsprings Vinátta and Goði only four years old, got 1. price. With some great notes for gates, Goði got 9,0 fot tölt and spirit and Vinátta got 8,5 for tölt, 9,0 for canter and 9,5 for walk.
Our first price of honor mares did great as well, Álfadís had five offsprings and Ljónslöpp four offsprings participating at Landsmót, both in competitions and breeding classes.
At Landsmót three of our breedenghorses were in the top ten, Álfildur won the class of six years old mares with 8,52. Snekkja was in the forth place in the group og five years old mares and Álfastjarna was in the seventh position in the group of four years old mares.
We also had our best year in competitions, horses from our breed managed to be eight times in the top 10 in the masters league(Meistaradeildin). We are very proud of that, the league is very tough and some of the best riders and horses came to compete.
Álfhildur won Gæðingafimi(freestyle) with the highest score given, Fálmar got second place in V1 fourgate and Frami was second in T2, tölt on loose ranes.
Simbi won T2 in the masters league of north Iceland with Elvar Einarsson as a rider.
Elin won the adult class at Sleipnir's wintercup by winning all three competitions in tölt, riding Katla and Frami.
At the open World Ranking competition held by Sleipnir, Bergur won pacetest riding Minning, Elin won V1 riding Frami, I was in second place in T1 riding Sprengja, Bergur in second place in F1 fivegate riding Strokkur and Brynja in second place in young adults class in fourgate riding Spes.
Elin and Frami won Sleipnir's qualification for Landsmót in B flokkur with a great score, therefor leaving the Landsmót winner in second place, even tho things didn't really work out at Landsmót it looked very promising.
Brynja won young adults and both qualifications riding Sprengja at the same competition.
At Landsmót we had two representatives in finals, Brynja and Sprengja went straight to A finals in young adults class and got the fifth place and Ísólfur Líndal rode B finals on Gandálfur frá Selfossi in A flokkur.
At the Icelandic championship Elin and Frami came in third in V1 fourgate.
Suðurlandsmót(South Iceland competition) also went well, three wins. Two in masters class, Fálmar won V1 and Frami won T2. Sylgja the won opend class V1 in her first competition.
Our breed has also done well this year in other countries, Mara Staubli won F1 and came in third in T2 at the Swiss Campionship along with second place in F1 and B-finals in T2 at the Mid-European championship.
Our goals in 2014 were to get higher breeding show judgments and make our horses visible on the competition tracks, we are proud to say that we stood by our goals. As for next year we plan to do the same and better. By that I mean getting an even higher percentage of our horses to breeding shows and competitions.
Síðasta keppni sumarsins fyrir okkur, kom í beinu framhaldi af síðssumssýningunni, en þarsíðsta föstudag var síðasti dagur síðssumarssýningarinnar og jafnframt fyrsti dagur suðurlandsmóts. Ég byrjaði á því að fara með Fálmar í tölt og miðað við að þetta hafi verið hans fyrsta töltkeppni var ég bara mjög ánægð með 7,23 í aðaleinkunn og sæti í B-úrslitum í meistaraflokki. Fór svo með Álffinn í fimmgang þó svo að hann hafi verið langt frá sínu besta og uppskar einkunnina 6,53 sem var þokkalegt miðað við aðstæður, en hann er langt frá því að vera í sportgírnum eftir kynbótasýningar sumarsins. En nú erum við að minnsta kosti komin með punkta til að taka þátt í meistaraflokki þegar lágmarkseinkunn þarf til. Einnig tók ég þátt í fjórgangi í opnum flokki á Sylgju frá Ketilsstöðum, en hún er bara 6 vetra gömul og var að taka þátt í sinni fyrstu keppni, forkeppni 6,97, úrslit 7,33 og 1.sætið, flott byrjun það. Síðan reið ég á Fálmari í fjórgangi meistaraflokki, forkeppni 7,47, úrslit 7,57 og 1.sætið, til gamans má geta að Fálmar og Spes móðir Sylgju eru alsystkini undan Þernu frá Ketilsstöðum og Sveini Hervari frá Þúfu. Elin ákvað að riða Frama bara í T2 að þessu sinni eftir frábært gengi á Íslandsmóti, þar sem hún og Frami enduðu í 3.sæti í fjórgangi. Enda Frami ungur, aðeins 7 vetra gamall og þegar búinn að keppa mikið á þessu ári. Mjúkur endir á keppnisárinu hjá Elinu og Frama, enda slakataumatöltið mjög svo hestvæn keppni, þau stóðu sig með prýði, forkeppni 7,30 úrslit 7,92 og 1.sætið. Okkur finnst að takmarkið okkar fyrir þetta ár hafi tekist, en það er að gera okkar ræktun meira sýnilega á keppnisvellinum.
When the last breeding shows of the summer are over we can't be anything but happy. We showed two horses, Sylgja and Goði, that were already shown this summer, they did better and both received 1st prize. Sylgja's dam is Spes frá Ketilsstöðum and sire is Natan frá Ketilsstöðum, she received 8.05 in total, including 9 for gallop, willingness, form under rider and canter. This makes Sylgja the 10th of 10 shown offsprings of Natan this year to get a 1.prize judgement. Not a bad year for Natan, but terrible that we lost him so young. Sylgja's mother Spes has 8.20 in total, four gaited mare with 9 for most things except for canter and gallop, that she has 9.5 for. Sylgja is her first and oldest offspring and also the first to get a judgement.
We are also very happy that Goði, 4 years old, that was shown in a moment of optimism past spring, received 7.71 in total and bettered his score a lot and now received 8.08 in total, including 9 for tölt and willingness. Goði is a very promising fourgaiter, good looking, great temperment, hard working with good looking movements. Sire is Álffinnur frá Syðri Gegnishólum. Good start for Álffinnur, 2 shown four years old offsprings this summer, both shown as fourgaiters and both have 1st prize, they are from Álffinnurs first class of offsprings.
Goði and Natan actually have the same mother, Vænting frá Ketilsstöðum. Vænting's dam is Hugmynd frá Ketilsstöðum, who has almost only bred horses with pace, great pace. Most of them have from 8,5 and up to two 10's for pace and Vænting her self has 8,5 for that part. Even though Álffinnur has a lot of pace, he of course has two full siblings shown as fourgaiters, Álfhildur and Álfur, and that might be the explanation.
Our mare Álfhildur frá Syðri Gegnishólum received 8,68 for ridden abilities at Landsmót a few weeks ago, followed by that a discussion started about whether or not this was a record for a four gated horse. Shorty after, it turned out that some of our most famous 4-gaters were quite higher. Then I started thinking that it would be fun to look at their judgements to see where they were so extremely high, 4-gaters with 8,70-80 for ridden abilities. When I started looking I didn't really think that they were higher although the total score for talent said so. After thinking about it for a while I found out that it was of course the value change, that we think happened in 2010. That effects alot the judgements of 4 gated horses, eg. pace was of less value before than it is now.
These were the values before 2010 These are the values now(2010-present)
Tölt 15% Tölt 15%
Trot 7,5% Trot 7,5%
Pace 9% Pace 10%
Gallop 4,5% Gallop 4,5%
Willingness 12,5% Willingness 9%
Form under rider 10% Form under rider 10%
Walk 1,5% Walk 4%
For fun I decided to recalculate the judgments of some known horses and compare them equally, so everyone has the old value and the one that is in use now.
The horses below are chosen by me, the ones I remember to have a good judgment, all 4-gated. I have probably forgotten some good horses that could have been on this list but this is only done to see how big the effects of the value changes are, whether is for the better or worse. I have no special opinion in what value to use but I still think the right thing to do when talking about a record in ridden abilities is to compare judgments that have the same values.
Eldjárn frá Tjaldhólum Current judgment: Conformation 8,09 Ridden abilities 8,85 Total 8,55 With current values: Conformation 8,09 Ridden abilities 8,69 Total 8,45
6 years old (2006)
Hekla frá Heiði Current judgment: Conformation 8,02 Ridden abilities 8,78 Total 8,48 With current values: Conformation 8,02 Ridden abilities 8,53 Total 8,33
6 years old (2002)
Hnota frá Garðabæ Current judgment: Conformation 8,14 Ridden abilities 8,80 Total 8,54 With current values: Conformation 8,14 Ridden abilities 8,68 Total 8,47
12 years old (2007)
Álfur frá Selfossi Current judgment: Conformation 8,11 Ridden abilities 8,69 Total 8,46 With current values: Conformation 8,11 Ridden abilities 8,55 Total 8,38
6 years old (2008)
List frá Vakurstöðum Current judgment: Conformation 8,05 Ridden abilities 8,69 Total 8,44 With current values: Conformation 8,05 Ridden abilities 8,55 Total 8,35
8 years old (2006)
Fura frá Hellu With old values: Conformation 8,46 Ridden abilities 8,73 Total 8,62 Current judgment: Conformation 8,46 Ridden abilities 8,58 Total 8,53
6 years old (2013)
Kappi frá Kommu With old values: Conformation 8,51 Ridden abilities 8,62 Total 8,58 Current judgment: Conformation 8,51 Ridden abilities 8,51 Total 8,51
6 years old (2010)
Hreyfill frá Vorsabæ II With old values: Conformation 8,50 Ridden abilities 8,68 Total 8,61 Current judgment: Conformation 8,50 Ridden abilities 8,56 Total 8,54
6 years old (2014)
Sökkull frá Dalbæ With old values: Conformation 8,07 Ridden abilities 8,74 Total 8,47 Current judgment: Conformation 8,07 Ridden abilities 8,58 Total 8,38
5 years old (2014)
Álfhildur frá Syðri Gegnishólum With old values: Conformation 8,28 Ridden abilities 8,89 Total 8,65 Current judgment: Conformation 8,28 Ridden abilities 8,68 Total 8,52
6 years old (2014)
Those calculations are right according to our understanding, maby there are errors even if we checked throuh it twice.
Now that Landsmót 2014 is over we have to say that over all it went very well for us although we would have wanted better results for our stallions. But as we've said before, 14 horses from our stable were participating. Brynja and Sprengja did very well and ended in 5th place in young adults, Berglind and Simbi were really close to the top 30. Same with Elin and Frami, they were 0,01 under the limit. Minning and Bergur improved their time in 250m pace, 23,11 and the 7th place.
Álfhildur was the first from us to be shown in breeding shows, she did VERY well and received 10 for tölt and improved her total score from 8,38 to 8,48. In second try she was far from finished and got a second 10, this time for willingness. The total score went from 8,48 to 8,52 and the 1st place in the class of 6 years old mares. I think it's safe to say that this was a little above expectations.
Katla came to Landsmót with the total score of 8,21, improved her score to 8,33 but that wasn't enough to reach the top 10 in the same class. Her sister Snekkja came to Landsmót with the total score of 8,42, her judgement changed alot and the total score went to 8,41 and the 4th place in the class of 5 years old mares.
Tíbrá improved her marks, came to Landsmót with 8,19 and finished with 8,25, a five years old four-gaited mare with 9 for almost everything.
Hamingja frá Hellubæ got the total score of 8,54 wich is a world record in the class of 4 years old mares and the 1st place at Landsmót. I showed Þula frá Hellubæ, Hamingja's mother, at LM'02. Þula got 8,26 in totoal, including 9 for tölt wich was very good for a 4 year-old at that time and the second place after Samba frá Miðsitju.
Vinátta frá Hellubæ got 7,98 wich is a little bit lower than she came into Landsmót with.
Álfastjarna, also in the class of 4 years old mares, came into Landsmót with 8,16 and ended in the 7th place with 8,23. She received 9,5 for slow tölt, walk, willingness and 9,0 for tölt, gallop and form under rider, not bad for a 4 year old.
Now that all qualifications for Landsmót are over, we can see that the honorary prized mares have delivered most. Álfadís has 5 offsprings going to LM, Gandálfur in A-flokk, and in breeding shows there are Álffinnur in the group of stallions 7 years and older, Álfhildur in mares 6 years old, Álfarinn in stallions 6 years old and Álfastjarna in the group of 4 years old mares.
Ljónslöpp has 4 offsprings, two in young riders class, Sprengja and Simbi and in breeding shows there are Katla in the group of 6 years old mares and Snekkja in the group of 5 years old mares.
Framkvæmd has the most diversity, her son Frami is both qualified for breeding shows an B-flokk and her daughter Minning is qualified for 250m pace.
This is of course the way we want to have it, that our mares breed offsprings that will not only do good in breeding shows but also in competitions.
Simbi, the son of Ljónslöpp has done good in competition with his owner, Berglind Rós. I also had him in the masters class, A-finals in T2 this winter. After that we lent him to a friend, Elvar Einarsson, who won the T2 in the same league in the north.
Tjörvi, another son of Ljónslöpp won the stallions show at a popular ice-competition in the south of Iceland and then he was in second place in A-flokk at FM'07.
Ljóni, yet another son of Ljónslöpp, has been doing good now in Denmark with his new rider and two times world champion, Tania Höjvang Jenssen.
Hlébarði recently won fivegait in Switzerland with his owner and rider Mara Staubli with a good score.
Sprengja is the highest one for Sleipnir, in young riders, rider Brynja Amble Gísladóttir. Last year I also won T3 at Suðurlandsmót (South-Iceland Championship).
Katla has many times won tölt at Sleipnir's wintercup, as to winning a young horse competition with Elin Holst as a rider, but Katla is only six years old.
Álfadís's offsprings are not as practised in competitions, but Álfadís is also three years younger than Ljónslöpp. Álfur was in A-finals in B-flokk at LM'12, Gandálfur has been doing fine in competitions in the north and is now qualified for Landsmót in A-flokk with his new rider Ísólfur Líndal. Álfhildur first competed this winter in the Master class, despite the young age the won gæðingafimi (free-style riding) and got 7.50 in preliminaries in her first T1 competion.
Framkvæmd has given us Staðreynd, a good pace-mare competing some years ago, Flugnir who has more than once received an award in pace test in the Masters class but is now suffering from injuries, Minning has many times been awarded in pace test in the Masters class, recently won pace test at a WR competition in Sleipnir and now qualified for Landsmót in 250m pace. Last but not least there is Frami, 7 years old, many times won tölt at the Sleipnir winter cup, recently won fourgait at a WR competition at Sleipnir and is the highest into Landsmót in B-flokk with 8.83. Rider is the owner Elin Holst. Bergur borrowed him in the Master class two times past winter, second place in T2 and 8th place in Gæðingafimi (Free-style).
15 horses from our stable have qualified for Landsmót 2014, 12 from our breed and 3 that have been here for training.
Minning will compete in 250m pace, siblings Simbi and Sprengja in young rider-class, Frami qualified for both breedingshows and B-flock but is only going to participate in B-flock. Álffinnur in the class of stallions 7 years old and over, Jörmuni in 6 years old stallions, Álfhildur and Katla in 6 years old mares, Álfarinn in 5 years old stallions, Snekkja and Tíbrá in 5 years old mares and finally Álfastjarna in 4 years old mares.
The ones who are not from our breed are Hamingja, Vinátta and Þröstur. Hamingja and Vinátta are from Hellubær, they are both 4 years old. Vinátta is Álffinnur's first 1st prize offspring, shown as a fourgaiter with very promising ratings. Hamingja is the second highest 4 years old mare in Iceland as it is, she is after Aðall frá Nýjabæ and is very promising. The third is Þröstur, after Natan frá Ketilsstöðum and he is in the 6 years old stallions class.
Hamingja and Vinátta are after Þula and Vaka who were in second and 4th place at Landsmót 2002 and 2004.
This week we brought Álffinur to the breedingshows, and he got a new breeding evaluation with a total score of 8, 37. I have just made a video from the show that we publish on the homesite today. Álffinnur is seven years old, dam is Álfadís frá Selfossi and sire is Orri frá Þúfu. His older full brother is Álfur frá Selfossi with a totalscore of 8,46 and the winner of the Sleipnir throphy on last Lanssmót, 1 price of honor for offsprings. And younger full sister is Álfhildur frá Syðri Gegnishólum 6 years, total score 8,38. In the fall the forth and last full sibling is to be broken, Álfgrímur frá Syðri Gegnishólum 3 years old. red pinto.
Pictures and video Gangmyllan. Click here to see the video http://youtu.be/QMq2HRKCBMQ
Álfarinn got a good judgement in Hafnarfjörður this weekend, 8.40 in total. Álfarinn is 5 years old and is a son of Álfadís frá Selfossi and Keilir frá Miðsitju, he is a full brother of Álfasteinn frá Selfossi. Álfarinn is a beautiful, even five-gaited horse. He has five good gaits and fun to have 9.0 for slow canter, last year he also got 9.0 for walk, wich is great in him tho he only has 8.5 for it now. We have a lot of faith in him and this year we are expecting 12 foals from him.
Conformation : 8.0 8,0 8,0 8,0 8,5 7,5 8,5 7,5 = 8,09
Riding abilities: 8,5 8,0 8,5 8,5 9,0 9,0 8,5 Slow tölt 8,5 Slow canter 9,0 = 8,60 Total score 8,40
Here is a video, taken by Hestafréttir, of Álfarinn in his judgement past monday.
Bergur and Minning frá Ketilsstöðum won Pace Test on a WR competition in Selfoss this weekend. They did very good, every thing went well and strong in every part. Bergur has prepared her well, competed on her in Meistaradeildin this winter but one transition pace-tölt-walk didn't go as planned so he wound up in the 9th place. Now every thing worked and with a score of 7.54.
Minning is 11 years old, recieved 9,5 for pace when she was 5 years old. She is after the honorary prize parents Framkvæmd frá Ketilsstöðum and Gustur frá Hóli. After Minning we hace 3 offsprings, 5,4 and 3 years old, but we decided to take her from breed and use her in competition.
Here are some pictures of Minning and Bergur since this winter, I don't remember who took the pictures but I think it was Óðinn Örn Jóhannsson.
Grýla er undan Spurningu frá Kleifum og Kolfinni frá Kjarnholtum og er orðin 21vetra gömul.
Hún er auðvitað frægust fyrir að vera móðir Álfadísar frá Selfossi en í dag var önnur dóttir hennar að gera það gott,
en það er hún Aðaldís frá Syðri Gegnishólum. Aðaldís sem er 5 vetra gömul er undan Aðli frá Nýja Bæ sem er Adamssonur frá Meðalfelli þannig að hún og Álfadís eru meira en hálfsystur. Dóttursynir hennar þeir Álfasteinn og Álfur eru með fullt af góðum afkvæmum í Hafnarfirði. Barnabarnið hennar hann Gandálfur fór í flottan dóm og stendur eins og er í 8,44 Aðaldís hlaut í aðaleinkunn 8,27, þ.a 8,04 fyrir sköpulag og 8,42 fyrir kosti.
Myndir : Gangmyllan
Jæja, þá er búið að ákveða nafnið eftir miklar vangaveltur. Um er að ræða tveggja vetra son Álfadísar frá Selfossi
og Keilis frá Miðsitju ss. albróðir Álfasteins frá Selfossi.
Við birtum myndir af honum í fréttunum hér á síðunni okkar fyrir stuttu og auglýstum eftir nafni og höfum fengið töluvert af hugmyndum, mörg nöfn sem við vorum þegar búin að velta fyrir okkur og nokkur ný.
Það var hins vegar Guðbrandur Stigur Ágústsson sem átti þetta nafn og sagði hann okkur að hann væri löngu
búinn að finna þetta nafn sem hann væri að geyma og ætlaði að nota í sinni ræktun í framtíðinni.
Hins vegar var hann tilbúinn til að láta okkar hafa það og að sér þætti gaman ef þetta nafnið yrði notað á þennan hest. Hann sagði okkur að Álfarinn var nafn á landnámsmanni sem kom frá Noregi á sínum tíma og settist að á Snæfellsnesi.
Álfarinn er líklegast dregið af Álf og Örn og beygist eins og Þórarinn.
Álfarinn - Álfarin - Álfarni - Álfarins
Á hann kærar þakkir skilið og viljum við nota tækifærið og gefa honum toll undir folann næsta sumar.
Hér fyrir neðan birtum við myndir af Álfarni, en hann fór í hefðbundna myndatöku eins og synir Álfadísar gera þegar við sækjum þá úr uppeldinu fyrir austan þegar þeir eru tveggja vetra gamlir.
Jæja, þá er það hún Vakning frá Ketilsstöðum, stoltið og heiðursverðlaunahryssan sem ég ætla að skrifa um. Vakning er orðin 25 vetra gömul undan Snekkju frá Ketilsstöðum og Hrafni frá Holtsmúla. Hún var efsta hryssa í fjögurra vetra flokki á FM´89 og hæðsti dómur hennar er 8,02, með 8,27 fyrir hæfileika, þar af 9,0 fyrir skeið og vilja, aðeins fimm vetra gömul. Á landsmótinu 2004 hlaut hún síðan heiðursverðlaun fyrir afkvæmi.
Vakning eignaðist fimmtán afkvæmi, níu hryssur og sex hesta, átta þeirra hafa hlotið kynbótadóm. Aðaleinkunn þeirra er 8,10 og hafa sex þeirra hlotið 1 verðlaun. Eins og er eru tvær hryssur undan Vakningu í ræktun hér hjá okkur, en það eru Hlín og Hefð. Hlín var sýnd á FM´99 fjögurra vetra gömul,og fékk 7,94 í aðaleinkunn og árinu á eftir fékk hún 8,10 i aðaleinkunn þ.a 9,0 fyrir vilja og 8,5 fyrir skeið. Hefð var synd aðeins fjögurra vetra gömul á LM´02 fékk 8,03 og fór beint í ræktun. Þriðja Hryssan, Alda undan Gusti frá Hóli drapst á sjötta vetur fylfulla við Leikni frá Vakursstöðum, en fimm vetra gömul var hún komin með 8,35 í aðaleinkunn og fannst okkur mikil eftirsjá í henni enda alger gæðingur. Svo er það hún Bylgja fjögurra vetra alsystir Brimnis, hún er falleg og efnileg hryssa og ætlaði ég að sýna hana í kynbótadóm í haust en hún marðist í hóf stuttu fyrir og var hún greinilega ekki alveg búin að jafna sig því að á syningardaginn heltist hún aftur og var ekkert annað að gera en að fara af baki, hlaut hún þó 8,09 fyrir sköpulag sem er ágætis byrjun.
Undan Vakningu hafa komið þrír fyrstu varðlauna stóðhestar, Ægir, albróðir Öldu var sýndur fjögurra vetra á LM 2000 og fékk 7,95 í aðaleinkunn, árið eftir varð hann efsti stóðhestur í fimm vetra flokki á HM í Austurriki0 2001 með aðaleink. 8,25. Í framhaldi af því var hann seldur til Danmerkur og feldur þar nokkrum árum seinna vegna fótameiðsla. Vakar er undan Brjáni frá Reykjavik og er einnig með 8,25 í aðaleinkunn. Hann er með 8,28 fyrir sköpulag og 8,23 fyrir hæfileika þ.a. sex níur og byrjaður á keppnisbrautinni með ágætis árangur. Þriðji sonurinn er síðan Brimnir undan Álfasteini sem er fimm vetra gamall með 8,45 í aðaleinkunn. Brimnir er hæðstdæmdi fimm vetra folinn í heiminum i ár, er með 8, 28 fyrir sköpulag og 8,56 fyrir hæfileika þar af 9,0 fyrir skeið og vilja eins og móðirin. Í fyrra sónaðist Vakning fylfull við Álffinni en einhvertíma vetrarins missti hún það og ekkert gékk að koma í hana fyli í sumar, enda er hún orðin ansi veil í fótum og liklega ansi tæpt að ætla henni þetta mikið lengur. Undan Vakningu eru til tvö myndartryppi undan þeim bræðum Gandálfi og Alvari sem við gerum okkur miklar vonir með. Þó að aðeins séu til tvær hryssur í ræktun hér hjá okkur undan Vakningu eru til tvö afkvæmi Ægis en hann var notaður pínulítið á Ketilsstöðum áður en hann fór utan og komu tvö úrvalshross út úr því, þau Júlía og Kraflar. Svo eru til tvær ungar Álfasteinsdætur þær Bylgja dóttir hennar og Drift dótturdóttur hennar undan Hefð sem við gerum okkur miklar vonir með. Það er vissulega mikil eftirsjá af Vakningu, sérstaklega þegar við erum búin að míssa sum afkvæmi hennar allt of snemma, eins og alsyskinín Öldu og Ægir, en hún skilur samt eftir sig sterkan ættboga í stóðinu hjá okkur.
|Jón Bergsson og Vakning LM 2004|
|Hlín og Bergur LM 2000||Ægir og Bergur á HM 2001|
|Hefð og Begur LM 2002||Alda og Bergur FM 2007|
|Vakar og Max Olausson||Brimnir og Bergur|
|Pegasus undan Alvari, f. 2009|
|Bergur og Júlía undan Ægi||Olil og Kraflar undan Ægi|
Muska frá Stangarholti er líka farin úr ræktun en hún drapst í fyrra aðeins 15 vetra gömul,hún varð fyrir því að eitthvað stakkst í gegn um bógblaðið og virtist hún ná sér að fullu eftir það en seinna um veturinn datt hún dauð niður og vitum við enga skyringu á því. Hún var dóttir Muggu frá Kleifum sem ég skrifaði um hér i greinini á undan, faðir hennar var Frama frá Bakka, en Frami er undan Létti frá Sauðarkróki og svo er hann sammæðra Baldri frá Bakka, undan Söndru frá sama bæ. Muska var með 7,79 í kynbótadóm, um 8,5 fyrir flest atriði í hæfileikum. Hún var sýnd sem klárhryssa en bjó yfir einhverju skeiði, sem kemur ágætlega fram í mörgum af hennar afkvæmum. Muska var með jafnar og góðar gangtegundir og eins og móðir hennar var hún með skemmtilegt tölt, táhreint og auðveld og sjálfberandi.
Muska eignaðist tíu afkvæmi átta hestar og tvær hryssur. Eins og er, er búið að fara með fimm þeirra í kynbótadóm, aðaleinkunn þeirrra er 8,08 og fjögur þeirra eru með fyrstu verðlaun. Hryssurnar tvær eru báðar í ræktun hjá okkur, en það eru þær Mylla og Gráhildur. Mylla var tamin á fimmta vetur, fór í fyrstu verðlaun og lenti í sjötta sæti í fimm vetra flokki á LM´02 með 8,15. í aðaleinkunn. Gráhildur var tamin og synd fjögurra og fimm vetra og endaði með 8,12 í aðaleinkunn. Gormur sonur hennar er með 8,22 í aðaleinkunn, jafn fyrir byggingu og hæfileika og var í úrslitum í B flokki á síðastliðnu landsmóti, Magni var að fara til Swiss og Monsi er að byrja í keppni í Noregi.
Það er eftirsjá í Musku úr ræktun, afkvæmin hennar sem eru tamin, eru öll skemmtileg, flest auðsveip, ganghrein, með auðvelt og hreint tölt og mörg þeirra vel prúð. Yngsta afkvæmið hennar er stór og myndarlegur tveggja vetra foli undan Álfasteini, en hann er með henni á myndinni og þótt ótrúlegt sé, virðist þetta vera eina myndin sem til er af Musku.
|Mergur og sigurður V. Mattiasson||Gormur og Olil Amble|
|Magni og Bergur Jónsson||Gráhildur og Olil Amble|
|Monsi og Iselin Stöyen||Mylla og Álffinnssonur´10|