A normal working day at Gangmyllan training horses and riders.
Hrimnir and Hólaskóli's Gæðingafimi competition was held today. Freyja Amble Gísladóttir riding Álfastjarna frá Syðri Gegnishólum was in first place with the brilliant score of 8,55. Brynja Amble Gísladóttir rode Goði frá Ketilsstöðum to 6nd place.
Brynja was intoduced in the competition league called Gæðingafimi Hrímnis which takes place 29th of April 2017 in Samskipahöllin.
Brynja has a swell competition background despite being young, she got brilliant success with the mare Sprengja frá Ketilsstöðum. Brynja is an exemplary rider and we are excited to see how she does in the gæðingafimi on the 29th!
Her preparations she has taken very seriously as you can see from the pictures.
Last year we sold a fantastic breeding horse, Álffinnur frá Syðri Gegnishólum to Alfakungen AB and now he is at Ylva Hagander farm, Fors gard in Sweden. Álffinnur is second in line of four full siblings who are all fantastic "gæðingar" from Álfadís frá Selfossi and Orra frá Þúfu who both have hororary price for offsprings.
Álfur frá Selfossi is the oldest with 8,46 total score which he got six years old, the youngest to receive honorary price for offspring and the famous trophy Sleipnisbikarinn at Landsmót only 9 years old.
Next in line is Álffinnur with 8,37 total score which he got when he was 7 years of age and with that he did beat his brothers record as the youngest horse to obtain honorary price for offsprings only 8 years of age.
The next full sibling is Álfhildur with a total score of 8,52 which she got when she was 6 years old, including a score of 10,0 for tölt and temparament and willingness. Álfhildur won the class of 6 year old mares at Landsmót 2017.
Youngest of the full siblings is Álfgrímur, he received 8,46 total score at Landsmót 2016 only 5 years old as a fourgaiter.
I'd like to bring your attention to the fact that Álffinnur will be awailable for breeding at Stenholmen in Sweden this year and I am writing this since I'm not sure everybody knows of his background and breeding value. More information can be found at his website http://alffinnur.forsgard.se/
Frami and Katla enjoing the good weather.
I just received few pictures from the final night in the Masters League last friday.:) Bergur and Elin were chosen the most professional riders of the League 2017. Our team Gangmyllan was in third place in the team competition and was chosen the most entertaining team in the Masters League of 2017.:) In the riders competition as we know Bergur won, Elin was in 5th place and Freyja in 14th place, riding only 4 of the 8 disciplines and her first year in the MD.
The third and last winter tölt at Sleipir was held yesterday. In the open class tölt Freyja Amble Gíslasdottir was the winner, riding Glampi frá Ketilsstöðum. Second place was Brynja Amble Gísladóttir riding Goði frá Ketilsstöðum, in the sixth place was Elin Holst riding Herdís frá Lönguhlið and seventh place was Esther Kapinga riding Fróði frá Ketilsstöðum. In the amatuer class Berglind was in the fourth place, riding Simbi frá Ketilsstöðum. The winner of all the winter competitions was Brynja with two x 1st place and one 2nd place. Freyja was in the second place with one 3rd place and one 1st place.
Bergur Jónsson in team Gangmyllan is the champion 2017.):) He won the Masters League 2017. What an evening, it was very, very exiting to the very end.
This morning we are on the road again, few days after the latest Masters League competition and the old start list is still in the car. Early early morning on the way to the last MD training 2017, it's 4th of April and still snowing.
A picture from the herd, this winter.
Here are two pictures from the Masters League yesterday. Bergur and Flugnir frá Ketilsstöðum on a shared 9th place in PP1 Pace test and Ævar Örn Guðjónsson riding Vaka frá Sjávarborg in 7th place in 150 m. pace.
No words needed :)
Some pictures taken backstage on our last clinic with Júlio Borba, that was great as always.
Brynja and Goði won the tölt competition in our club Sleipnir today.:)
:Dam is Vænting frá Ketilsstöðum and sire is Álffinnur frá Syðri Gegnishólum.
From the Masters League last Thursday, pictures taken by Óðinn Örn Jóhansson.) All our three competitors in top 10.
Frami and Elin in third place, Bergur and Katla in sixth place and Freyja and Goði in ninth place.)
All our riders are on the top 5, Elin 1, Bergur 2 and Freyja 5, and team Gangmyllan on the top so far in the team competition, not bad!)Three disciplines are finished and five more to go.