Here are some pictures of horses we have bred, that helped us to be nominated for the Competition horse breeder of the year 2018. Thank you to you all.
Elin is The Rider of the Year in our riding club Sleipnir, here are some pictures from her performances in 2018.
Fifteen horses from our breed were breeding evaluated this year. Thirteen of them received an average score over 8,0 and eight of them qualified for Landsmót which we consider as great results.
Fourteen of these horses were presented in Iceland and one, Aradís fá Ketilsstöðum who we sold as a young horse, was shown in Denmark.
Djörfung receives honorary price for offsprings only fourteen years of age, the award is based on first five of her offsprings.
Our breed Ketilsstaðir/Syðri-Gegnishólar is once again nominated as Breeders of the year and Competition horse Breeders of The Year. Thank you to riders and owners that took part in it.
We will publish more about this in the coming days.
This year, Djörfung frá Ketilsstöðum receives 1st. Price of Honour for offsprings, with a total BLUB score of 123. Dam is Framkvæmd frá Ketilsstöðum and sire is Álfasteinn frá Selfossi. Djörfung was breeding evaluated 4 years old and was in fourth place in the group of 4 year old mares at Landsmót in Hella 2008. The total score was 8,23 but for talent she received 8.68, including 9.5 for pace and spirit and 8,5 fyrir tölt,slow tölt and expression.
It is getting colder here in Iceland, the summer is over and soon the fall will step down for winter. I found this nice picture of Álfarinn frá Syðri-Gegnishólum in the herd. Very nice to watch pictures from summertime as it is getting closer to wintertime.
Two great horses from our breed, Sprengja 12 years old, she has been competing successfully in young adults class in Germany for a couple of years. Stefnir 7 years old in his first year of light competitions in Swiss.
Two great mares from the Ketilsstaðir breed, Framkvæmd the black one 27 years old with Honorary price for offsprings, she gave birth to 16 foals.
Katla the bay is on this picture pregnant with her first offspring, a red dun stallion with a star, born 1st of August 2018, there is a picture of him on our website from that date.
On this picture the two queens are getting some well earned goodies from Bergur. They are like all horses from Ketilsstöðum related, theire foremother is Fála frá Ketilsstöðum born 1925
We took some pictures of our yearlings in early September of our yearlings who grow up in and by the mountains at Ketilsstaðir.
Take a look at this amazing son of Frami frá Ketilsstöðum, Dam is Binný frá Björgum
We had a look at our young stallions the other day, 2 and 3 years old, seems like our breed is improving mane and tail.
It's s pleasure to publish some pictures of this horse, Álfarinn frá Syðri-Gegnishólum. We weren't lucky in the competitions this year, all the finales went to the wrong direction. The aim was to score over 7,00 in the 5 gate preliminaries but we dídn't reach that goal. We got 6,98 and A finales at the Reykjavík Championship and 7,0 and the A finales at the South Championship. Great scores as 8,5 for walk and 3 x 8,0 for pace, I lost them all because he stepped on himself in the pace. Anyhow I adore this horse and I'm looking forward to keep on training him.
Some pictures from Suðurlandsmót, were Brynja Amble Gísladóttir participated riding Goði frá Ketilsstöðum. They got fifth place in Tölt T2 and 10th place in 4 gate V1. They are improving nicely, just need a little more trust on the long rain and a bit more tempo in trot and canter, which was really nice. Fast tempo was great and they received 7,5 from all judges in the finale.
Typical Icelandic weather, these two pictures were taken in the 5 gate finales last Sunday. Changed from beautiful and very nice summer weather between the pace strides.
We took part in the Suðurlandsmót 2018, the tournament was short with a steep program. The weather was good until the last two finals. Regrettably there was some mismatch in the judicatory, it would be great if together we could find a solution for that because each and every score bears a important message to the rider.
Mostly we did well and all our horses got into finals except for one. Thank you Geysir club for a good tournament.
Dugur frá Ketilsstöðum was breeding evaluated this week, total score was 8,12. He received 8,00 for confirmation and 8,20 for ridden abilities including 8,5 for tölt, expression and spirit. Dugur is 4 years old, dam is Djörfung and sire is Ljóni frá Ketilsstöðum. He is his mothers fifth offspring to be breeding evaluated, and the third one the get first price only four years old. We have high expectations for this guy in the future. For information, his grand mothers both have 1st price of honour for off springs, Framkvæmd and Ljónslöpp frá Ketilsstöðum and Álfadís frá Selfossi is two times his great grand mother.
Two yearlings, filly's the mothers are two of Álfadís daughters Álfhildur and Huldumær frá Syðri-Gegnishólum and the sire is Frami frá Ketilsstöðum.
Here are some pictures taken of our 1 year old horses at Ketilsstaðir, were they stay until late autumn. They have a huge area, mostly with mountain land, with a lot of trees and grass.They are moving around a lot, climbing up and running, walking down. The first picture is taken from the place I first saw them this day and another one when I got there and they had gone down the hill as the picture shows.
We got up early this morning with a long travel ahead of us, we are bringing Álfhildur to a stallion. I took these nice pictures from out of the living room window, they are of Álfhildur and her new born daughter, waking up, the little one drinking when her mother still lies....and then she got to sleep more.