Álfadís frá Selfossi was honoured last night at a big show Stóðhestaveislan, helt at Samskipahöllin Sprettur. She was honoured for her great skills as a breeding mare, the fact that at the two latest Landsmót, 2016 and 2018 around 25% of the horses qualified to take part in the breeding shows was her off spring or a descendant. Álfadís is now pregnant with her 18'th offspring sired by Arður frá Brautarholti. At 15 years old she received Honour price for off sprigs and every year since then, seven years in a row she has delivered her offsprings to 1 price only 4 years old.
In the honouring last saturday night, it was my idea to start it as a fairytale, telling her story about when she came to the breeding shows herself only 4 years at the year 2000. When she was judged for confirmation (outside) it was already misty,but she was taking part in the last qualification for Landsmót, last week, last day, last group and the last horse, receiving 7,78 for confirmation. Not an expected start for a mare who later has been proven to be one of the most successful breeding mares in the Icelandic horse world.
This was what we were trying to create at this show, Álfadís was led in alone with her foal in the dark as her story was told. She was the picture her offsprings and descendants arrived later showing their ridden abilities as a frame around her, the picture. When I received the following message after the show I understood that I had succeed in telling her story.
"Hi, I want to thank you and Bergur for the riveting and beautiful performance of Álfadís and her story. Thanks for bringing her and sharing your fairy tail and moment with us"
Daníel Jónson riding Fjara frá Horni, sired bý Álfarinn frá Syðri-Gegnishólum and Sara Lundberg riding Bylgja frá Ketilsstöðum sired by Álfasteinn frá Selfossi. Pictures from the honouring of Álfadís, last Saturday night. Álfarinn and Álfasteinn are full brothers.
Ljósálfur frá Syðri-Gegnishólum 5 years old, sired by Lord frá Vatnsleysu, followed his mother Álfadís frá Selfossi when she was honoured last Saturday night at Stóðhestaveislan in Sprettshöllin. Rider is Olil Amble.
We congratulate Jakob Svavar Sigurðsson with the victory in the Masters League 2019.
Hrímnir/Export hestar is the winning team 2019, we congratulate the winning team. Riders are Viðar Ingólfsson, Hans Þór Hilmarsson, Helga Una Björnsdóttir, Siguroddur Pétursson and Þórarinn Ragnarsson.
The masters league 2019 is over. Elin and Frami finally did proof that Frami belongs in the group of the best tölters in the country. They did compete in four sports, they rode three finals which put Elin in fourth place as an indevidual competitor. Gangmyllan was in fourth place in the teams competition with three riders in top ten as individuals. Sigurður Sigurðarson was seventh in flying pace with the time 6,02.
Good results for team Gangmyllan today, Bergur riding Vör frá Ármóti got second place in the pace test and Sigurður Sigurðarson riding Drift frá Hafteinsstöðum was in fourth place in 150 m. pace in the Masters League. When one is not at the place one has to take the pictures on the TV.
The weather looks beautiful but if you look at this young mare, she is suspicious of the outlook, and not without a reason. Take a look at the dark sky, if you are optimistic enough to ride out because the sun is shining there is a big risk that you will be attacked by hailstorm. This is Iceland today and we love it.
Elin and Frami frá Ketilsstöðum won the Gæðingafimi(dressage) in the Masters league 2019!
We are proud of Freyja Amble Gísladóttir, my daughter and a former team member in Gangmyllan who got the 5th place in the Gædingafimi at KS Deildin held in north Iceland last night. She rode Fannar frá Hafsteinssödum, a beautiful white horse owned by Lilja Sigurlina Pálmadottir. Fannar has smooth high movements. There were many good shows and I would not be surprised if some of those riders would show up as wild cards in the Masters League. Congratulations to you all.
Ljósálfur and Glampi know where to find the treats after training.
This picture tells more than words, Ásta Bjarnadóttir Covert looks quite satisfied after riding her new horse, Gigur frá Ketilsstöðum 5 years old, dam is Ör frá Ketilsstöðum and sire Sveinn-Hervar frá Þúfu. The gentleman on the picture is former World Champion in T2, Will Covert, spotted in his riding pants I guess for the first time in a long time and the occasion is their beautiful and talented new stallion.
Brynja did well in 4 gate last night, riding Goði frá Ketilsstöðum, dam is Vænting frá Ketilsstöðum and sire is Álffinnur frá Syðri-Gegnisshólum. Second place with the total score of 6,83/7,03.
Frami and Elín ready for the Masters League 2019.
It is quality time to attend a clinic with Júlio Borba, always something new to experience.
Beautiful winter, but it's a bit to cold. A clinic is is in process so quite busy.
Brynja Amble Gísladóttir and Sara Lundberg did a great job in the 4 gate at Suðurlandsdeildin last night, the first competition of the year. Brynja got third place in the stronger class, riding Goði frá Ketilsstöðum. Sara, very close to the finals, 8 place in the lighter class, she rode Fákur frá Ketilsstöðum. They both compete for team Ásmúli.