A totally new pinto born today. Dam is Tíbrá frá Ketilsstöðum and sire is Ljósálfur frá Syðri-Gegnishólum. Tibrá was at Landsmór 2014, breeding evaluated with 8,25 as a 4 gater.
Mylla's foal was born the 25th of May, and it's a beautiful filly. Sire is Ljósálfur frá Syðri-Gegnishólum. Mylla, who is a daughter of Muska frá Stangarholti and Kolfinnur frá Kjarnholtum, was breeding evaluated with 8,15 and was the sixth best mare in the group of five years old mares at Landsmót.
This foal was born 22nd of May, but when I was trying to take a picture of him the same day he was very tired and just wanted to sleep. When I took pictures today he was full of energy. Dam is Ör frá Ketilsstöðum and sire is Ljósálfur frá Syðri-Gegnishólum (Álfadís/Lord).
This beautiful colt was born on 19th of May. His mother is Aðaldís frá Syðri-Gegnishólum and the father is Sveinn-Hervar frá Þúfu. Aðaldís and Álfadís are related since they have the same mother and their fathers, Aðall frá Nýjabæ and Aðam frá Meðalfelli are father and son.
Aðaldís obtained her highest breeding judgement at 6 years old, 8,32.
A great Word Ranking Competition arranged by Sleipnir is over, there were many great horses competing in this strong competition. Our team had some ups and downs bur mostly ups. Elin and Frami did great and got three gold metals, for 4 gate, T.2 and combination. Bergur and Katla were not at their best so they ended in 3rd place in tölt T1 and were 5th in 4 gate.
Freyja and Álfastjarna are on their way up it looks, they got the 8th place in 4 gate with 7,23 / 7,43 and in forth place in T1 with 7,50/7,50.
A good day at the tournament today. Elin is leading in T2 tölt on loose rain. Bergur leading with Freyja in third place in T1 tölt masterclass.
An exciting day tomorrow for us.
The World Ranking sports tournament of riding club Sleipnir at Selfoss, 4 gait Mastersleague, Bergur and Katla 7,77 Elin and Frami 7,70, Freyja and Álfastjarna 7,23 and Brynja and Goði 6,40. Two A finals and one B finals tonight.
Time flies, now there have been two years since this picture was taken during a breeding show in Hafnarfjörður.
This beautiful little foal was born on 14th of May 2017. It's mother is Silfurtá frá Syðri Gegnishólum (daughther of Suðri frá Holtsmúla and Mylla frá Selfossi) and the father is Ljósálfur frá Syðri Gegnishólum (son of Álfadís frá Selfossi and Lord frá Vatnsleysu).
Silfurtá was only remotely tamed but never presented in breeding evaluation since she had a bad accident when she was a yearling.
This beautiful colt was born on 13th of May, his mother is Heilladís frá Selfossi and the father is Krákur frá Blesastöðum. Heilladís is the oldest offspring of Álfadís frá Selfossi, her father is Suðri frá Holtsmúla.
This wonderful filly was born yesterday, 12th of May, exactly as I was hoping for. This is Álfadís's sixteenth foal and the first red pinto filly. Her father is Sveinn-Hervar frá Þúfu, a horse that has been my favorite from the beginning and started to breed from him when he was five years of age and had not yet received first price. In him I saw a great competition material and I was right because very few horses have produced as many competition horses as Sveinn Hervar.
Here are some pictures of Stúdent 7 years, total score 8,47. He was presented at the Eiðfaxi Stóðhestadagur just over a week ago. His mother is Orka frá Gautavík and the father is Álffinnur frá Syðri Gegnishólum. Stúdent is handsome and ambidextrous horse and he showed him self well.
We moved the yearlings to Ketilsstaðir in the east of Iceland this week, this enjoyable video clip was taken on that occasion. The older horses at Ketilsstaðir were so excited to get the yearlings in the heard that they went many times on the trailer to try to get them.
Finally the first foal of this year at Gangmyllan is born. Mother is Vænting frá Ketilsstöðum(Mother of Natan frá Ketilsstöðum and many more) and father is Ljósálfur frá Syðri-Gegnishólum (son of Álfadís and Lord frá Vatnsleysu).
Eiðfaxi's Stallion day was helt yesterday where we showed four horses. Here are some pictures of Álfgrímur since he is the only one of them that has not been presented this year. Álfgrímur had a broken tooth(grinder) which was removed in the beginning of January and took a long time to recover since this proved to be a bigger intervention than we had expected. He did well in the show even though he has not gained his full strength yet.
Brynja and Goði were in the show and represented them selves very well, see pictures of them in the album.
Elin and Frami were also in the show and did an excellent performance, there are also some photos of them in the album.
No foals yet but we think that Vænting frá Ketilsstöðum is very promishing. The weather is very summer like and we are excited for the foals to be born this year.
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/