A little something else; in July we got a recognition from the local community, Rangárþing Ytra. We got an enviroment reward for the best kept grounds and surroundings on a farm in the community for our beautiful Árbakki. We are extremely proud of this rewards and will keep on trying to still improve ourselves. We do try to keep our Árbakki clean and tidy and it is truly a big recognition when other people notice this.
IS 2006181793 Skandall frá Sælukoti is a 8 year old gelding. Handsome and a little over medium big, easy clear gaits and easy to ride. He has good willingness and nerves and is ready for the track or as a luxury riding horse. Lesa meira
And one more beautiful than the next one! Most after Framherji and most of them after first price mares. One though after Geisli frá Svanavatni and our first price Dimma frá Efri-Rauðalæk. Here some snapshots of them, I will add new pictures as time goes. Lesa meira
Hulda and Gústaf had good weekend last weekend in Keflavík at a competition. 3 horses, 3 diciplins, 3 first places! Gústaf won fivegait junior class with Geisli frá Svanavatni with a final score of 6,83, Hulda won the five gait with the beuatiful Þrenna frá Hofi with 6,98 and the tölt with Flans frá Víðivöllum fremri with 7,61. Very promising start into a new season! The pictures are not taken there but at least there is something to see. Þrenna is for sale but now when she is doing so well I am not so sure on selling her! Lesa meira
Snilld is a beautiful fivegaited mare, chestnut with a star and a lot of mane. She has good movements and has a great pedigree that tells us that she has the possibilities to be a interesting breeding mare. F: Asi frá Kálfholti, FF: Feykir 962, Hafsteinsstöðum, Stjarna frá Kálfholti. A big part here is the famous Kolkuósi line. M: Sóley frá Stóra-Aðalbóli, MF: Leistur 960 frá Álftagerði, Landsmót winner, MM: Sunna, Skálmholti MMF: .Náttfari frá Ytra-Dalsgerði. Snilld is pregnant after the great competition horse father and a honorary price stallion Aron frá Strandarhöfði. She will become her foal sometime in August and can therefor still be exported, ca until the end of Apri. So this is a great change to get very interesting blood for fair money. Ask for her price, if you are interested via e-mail.
In the autumn in Árbakki there are a sort of routine. Then we start up the young horses, this year a very interesting group of Hnokki frá Fellskoti children and also two after Straumur frá Breiðholti, all very interesting. Lesa meira
Gordon is born 2009, a big, approx 1,45 cm and very handsome (still) a stallion. Dark chestnut with a lot of mane, this horse is really something to notice.
He is only ridden for about 7 months. . He has good and even gaits, trots with a good suspension and walk, as with so many Aron offsprings is just great. Tölt is far from fully trained but is not hard to train and he is light in the hand and very cooperative. Gordon is a material for a competition horse in fourgait or even fivegait and tölt and since his charakter is so stable, he also makes a great riding horse for anybody.
F: Aron frá Strandarhöfði, honorory price
FF: Óður frá Brún, honorary price
FM: Ósk frá Brún, honorary price
M: Gríma frá Árbakka (fourgaiter with 7,92, there of 8,5 for tölt, trot and willingness)
MF: Vökull frá Árbakka
MM: Dýna frá Breiðabólsstað.
Dröfn is born 2009, is a chestnut with a small star. The picture is taken early in the spring and her coat was not quite even but the neck can be seen. She is about 1,40 cm big. Dröfn is fivegaited and has a interesting bloodline. Her mother fivegaited, with clear gaits and great pace with Otur fra Sauðárkóki in it. Her father is Hlynur frá Ragnheiðarstöðum after the famous Aron frá Strandarhöfði and the Landsmót winnner in Tölt 2002, Rás frá Ragnheiðarstöðum.
Hulda and Hinrik both travel quite a lot to give clinics all over Europe. We will soon start planning 2014 but in the fall of 2013 there are also some in plan. We will keep it updated where we will be teaching on the site so if we are near you, you might even participate.
Hulda at Gestuet Vatlaboe, 27333 Buecken, Germany, 14-15. September. Hinrik and Hulda at Islandpferdehof Piet Hoyos in 8102 Semriach, Austria, 7-14th of Oktober. In Oktober or November there might still be space for a clinic or two.
In the picture here, Hulda is in Switzerland helping Caroline Wyser with her Kjuði frá Kirkjuferjuhjáleigu, Huldas former competition horse, which she rode in Austria 2011.