The summer is well on its way, and out of the many mares we are planning to cover this year, we are happy that the following mares are already pregnant. Hetja fra Kirstineholm - after Dugur frá Þúfu (Rid: 8,56 - Con: 8,39 - Tot: 8,49) and the mare Sóley frá Snjallsteinshöfða 2 (Rid: 7,99 - Con: 8,01 - Tot: 8,00) - is pregnant with Örn frá Efri-Gegnishólum (Rid: 8,82 - Con: 8,04 - Tot: 8,51). Eyja frá Kjarnholtum I - after Ágústínus frá Melaleiti (Rid: 8,93 - Con: 8,13 - Tot: 8,61) and the mare Kolbrá frá Kjarnholtum I (Rid: 8,87 - Con: 8,25 - Tot: 8,62) - is pregnant withTónn fra Ólafsbergi (Rid: 8,83 - Con: 8,13 - Tot: 8,55). Finally, our new mare Herdís frá Lönguhlíð (Rid: 8,26 - Con: 8,06 - Tot: 8,18) is pregnant with Spuni frá Vesturkoti (Rid: 9,25 - Con: 8,43 - Tot: 8,92), who has honorprize for offsprings.
It was with mixed pleasure that we attended the second breeding show of the year, where the judging ranged from one end of the scale to the other. The mares we had brought with us took it all very well though. Dísa raised her conformation a bit to 8,03 with 9 for back/ crop. Sólstjarrna scored 7,92 for conformation with 8,5 for neck and back/crop. Besides this she scored 8 for tölt, gallop, spirit, general impression and slow tölt, as well as 8,5 for walk.
At the first danish breeding show this year, there were both a son after Tónn and Ágústínus. Gideon fra Tømmerby Kær after Tónn, raised his score and got a total of (Rid: 8,00 - Con: 8,44 - Tot: 8,18). Ágúst fra Eyfjörd after Ágústínus was shown for conformation as a 3-year old and got a good total score of 8,25 with 9 for neck, and 8,5 for proportions and back. We are excited to follow these two in the future.
It was an eventful Danish Championship, where Tónn showed that he can still be in top despite his now 18 years of age. With Kristian in the saddle, they have decided to try a new discipline this season, now riding T.2. And at DM they impressed and the equipage scored 7,90 in the preliminaries and started out in 1. place. In the A-final they scored 8,50 for the two first parts, but unfortunately it was a bit too fast with the loose reins, and the pair parret got a 5th place. The pair also did well in 4.1, where they scored 7,10 in the preliminaries and a shared 6th place. Since one rider withdrew, they went on to the A-final, where they got a 6th place with a score of 7,13 against some tough competitors. Finally, the equipage became Danish Champions in four-gait combination.
Mathilde and Aradís competed at the Danish Championship in Gædingakeppni, where they competed in GDA. The pair did well in the preliminaries, where they scored 8,080 and got them into a 13th place, which gav them a spot in the B-final. The equipage gave it all in the B-final, which gave them a score of 8,133 and a 5th place in the B-final. This is only her 5th competition, so now she will get a well-deserved break, before we continue with her training.
With tre children on the farm, it was time to find a proper horsei for the children even though Óskar has definitely done a good job so far! We managed to find Frekja fra Kollerup, who despite her short carreer as a riding horse so far, appears to be the ideal childrens horse and enjoys being surrounded by the kids. Now everyone can really get going with their riding careers!