The weather was great yesterday bringing a great opportunity to ride the 4 years old stallions outside for the first time. Here are some pictures of Svartálfur frá Syðri-Gegnishólum, dam is Áfadís frá Selfossi and sire is Arion frá Eystra-Fróðholti. He thought it was very exiting and used every opportunity to look around.
It can be difficult to keep balance when shoed for the first time. A 3 year old daughter of Álfastjarna frá Syðri- Gegnishólum and Konsert frá Hofi.
We used the good weather to take care of the breeding mares. This mare needed a little help with the teeth, since she was starting to eat slow. Her name is Vænting frá Ketilsstöðum, 26 years old, she is pregnant with her 19th off spring. For fun, Vænting has 113 in Blup and 7 breeding evaluated off springs, 6 of those with 1.price. Almost all of the unpresended offsprings are good riding horses.
With this color you need to get used to being bathed. This is Spurning frá Syðri-Gegnishólum, dam is Mylla frá Selfossi and sire Álffinnur frá Syðri-Gegnishólum..
Ljósálfur frá Syðri-Gegnishólum 2018, 4 years old in his first breeding evaluation. Dam is Álfadís frá Selfossi and sire is Lord frá Vatnsleysu.
On Monday we will start shoeing the mares getting four years old this year, quite exiting. The one on the picture is from Gráhildur frá Selfossi og Álffinnur frá Syðri-Gegnishólum.
This picture was taken last summer with Bergur holding Ör frá Ketilsstöðum who was never tamed due to injuries she got as a filly. Ör is bread from two honorary priced horses, Framkvæmd frá Ketilsstöðum and Kjarval frá Sauðárkróki. Ör is making a strong income as a breeding mare at our farm with all offsprings being good riding horses and some of them doing good in competitions. The stallion foal with her in the picture is sired by Álfgrímur frá Syðri- Gegnishólum and owned by Esther Kapinga. Last summer a very noticeable son of Ör and Sveinn-Hervar frá Þúfu í Landeyjum came through, Gígur frá Ketilsstöðum. He was breeding evaluated with a total score of 8,18, a 4 year old four gaiter who has now been sold to Ásta and Will Covert í USA.
This picture is taken during summer 2001 of Álfadís frá Selfossi with her first foal, Álfasteinn frá Selfossi. She was 5 years old then, time flies.
When we sold Álfasteinn frá Selfossi we invested in two breeds with Orri frá Þúfu because that was what you had to do if you wanted to breed with him. I guess he is the most expensive stallion ever in Iceland and the best.
The result was Strokkur frá Syðri-Gegnishólum, dam Grýla frá Stangarholti and Álffinnur frá Syðri-Gegnishólum, dam Álfadís frá Selfossi.
Here are some pictures of Strokkur.
Great November weather like the picture shows.
These pictures were taken last summer when we had an open house after the Landsmót, inviting everybody to visit us. We brought some mares home for our guests to see. From the left is Katla frá Ketilsstöðum, Álfhildur frá Syðri-Gegnishólum, Framkvæmd frá Ketilsstöðum and Álfadís frá Selfossi with her new born daughter sired by Stáli frá Kjarri. Scratching is Katla and Álfhildur the best friends , Katla got upset when ÁLfhildur was not by her side in the stable.
Álfaklettur frá Syðri-Gegnishólum, dam is Álfadís frá Selfossi and sire is Stáli frá Kjarri, a beauti and very talented.
This beautiful mare is one of our younger breeding mares, her name is Snekkja frá Ketilsstöðum. She was born in 2009, dam is the Honorary Prize mare Ljónslöpp frá Ketilsstöðum and sire is Alvar frá Syðri-Gegnishólum. Alvar died accidentally only 2 years old, he was the son of Álfadís frá Selfossi and Dalvar frá Ausholtshjáleiga.This autumn we have started to tame her oldest offspring, a 3 years old mare sired by Trymbill frá Stóra-Ási.
Younger offsprings of Snekkja is a two year old mare sired by Frami frá Ketilsstaðir, a yearling sired by Konsert frá Hofi and this summer she gave birth to a colt sired by Aðall frá Nyjabæ.
5 years old, Snekkja was the fourth best 5 years old mare at LM 2014 at Gaddstaðaflatir, the total score was 8.41 and 8.5 for most of the gates in ridden abilities and in her highest judgment she received 8.42 as a total score included 9.0 for tölt . Total score in Blup evaluation is 123.
Saturday night we won two prices for breeding, the Breeder of the Year 2018 and the Breeders of Competition horses 2018.
We have felt like numb since.
The pictures I publish were taken the other day for another occasion but I want to use them since I think they express how we really feel.
Thank you very much for all your congratulations, we are fortunate to be able work with our passion.