Finally starting, one of the nicest season of the year.
Here are some pictures taken last Saturday at Ketilsstaðir. Freyja Amble Gískadottir visiting her horse Muggur frá Stangarholti which is 28 years old. Dam was Mugga frá Kleifum and sire Gáski frá Hofsstöðum. I believe Muggur is one of Gáski's latest offsprings, time flies. Freyja and Muggur had a successful career together. Among others, 2x Landsmót victory and nine times Icelandic champions.
Have to post a picture of this talented and lovely horse who now lives in California, USA with his owner Heidi Benson. This picture and video shows what a great horse he is, 5 gater with clear 5 gates and a lovely personality. Makes us so happy to see our horses in good hands, thank you Heidi.
P.s the picture and the video is taken on the same competition, but Heidi and Strokkur won the speedpace.
Visiting the herd at Ketilsstadir, this is Steinar Amble Gíslason with Álfatrú frá Syðri-Gegnishólum, a two year old filly who is a daughter of Álfadís frá Selfoss and Svein-Hervar frá þúfu í Landeyjum.
These young stallions are a two year old son of Hugrökk frá Ketilsstöðum and Sjálfur frá Austurkoti and a three year old son of Aðaldís frá Syðri-Gegnishólum and Gangster frá Árgerði.
Dam Eining frá Lækjarbakka born 2016
Time for the yearlings to leave their mothers, they are now on their way to Ketilsstaðir, where the will stay until they are three and a half year old. This young mare is a daughter of Álfhildur frá Syðri-Gegnishólum and Spaði frá Stuðlum.
Received this great picture of Bergur Jónsson competing Vör frá Ármóti in Pacetest which they ended on the second place. Flying Pace they say. Picture by Óðinn Örn Jóhannsson.
This is Gljátoppur frá Miðhrauni 4 years old, dam is Salka frá Stuðlum 8,26 and sire is Álfarinn frá Syðri-Gegnishólum. A promising young stallion with a beautiful colour, his breeding lines are very interesting, his grandmothers are Þerna frá Arnarhóli and Álfadís frá Selfossi. They were in third and second place in the group of 4 year old mares at Landsmót 2000 and have both proved to be excellent breeding mares, both with Honorary price for offsprings.
Looks like this young stallion is not going to disappoint them.
Rider is Máni Hilmarsson, breeder Ólafur Ólafsson and owners Gísli Guðmundsson and Máni Hilmarsson.
Last evening we, Ketilsstaðir/Syðri Gegnishólar had a show as The breeding farm of the year and the Competition Horses breeding farm of the year 2018. The occasion was Ræktun 2019. Our aim was to show our horses with our work as a team, different gates, exercises in a quadrille. We did our best, next time we will try to do better. Hope you enjoyed, we did.
First day of summer today, they promised sun but we didn’t see much of it. Anyway if you take a closer look you can see the grass growing and it’s a great day cause it’s all the Icelandic horses birthday today.
Yesterday we had a clinic for a group of riders from Sweden for about two and a half hour where we presented how we train the young horses and all the way to the competition. Four riders and about 14 horses took part, It ended with a visit to the herd looking at mares and to come yearlings where Álfadís as normally got most of the attention.
Our 2 and 3 year old stallions pictured in Ketisstaðir a couple of days ago. In this group there are many stallions we expect much of in the future . Soon the yearlings will join them.
The herd was glad to be visited, see more by clicking the Video link.
Brynja and Goði were in third place at the Easter tölt competition in our club Slepnir, we congratulate the winner Eggert Helgason riding Stúfur frá Kjarri.
Preparing Álfadís and daughter Álfaborg for the Stóðhestaveislan í Samskipahöllinni. Cutting the hoofs for the first time.Good to hide behind mama.
Elin Holt riding Frami frá Ketilsstöðum at our Farm Show Ketilsstaðir/Syðri-Gegnishólar at Stóðhestaveislan last Saturday night. Dam is Framkvæmd frá Ketilsstöðum and sire is Sveinn-Hervar frá Þúfu í Landeyjum.