With the latest flight from Iceland, we finally got our newly purchased mare Herdís frá Lönguhlíð (Rid: 8,26 - Byg: 8,06 - Tot: 8,18) home. She is after the famous 4-gaiter stallion Sveinn-Hervar frá Þúfu, who is evaluated with (Rid: 8,38 - Con: 8,06 - Tot: 8,25) and who is breeding evaluated in first class. The mother is Glódís frá Stóra-Sandfelli 2 (Rid: 7,89 - Con: 7,60 - Tot: 7,74). Herdís has between 2016 and 2018 competed in a number of competitons in Iceland with good results, and finished of competing at Landsmót 2018 in Reykjavik with the young rider Ayla Green. The equipage competed in the Young Adults Class and scored 8,30. Herdís is pregnant with Spuni frá Vesturkoti, (Rid: 9,25 - Byg: 8,43 - Tot: 8,92).
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.
Our other new mare Stáltá frá Miðhjáleigu also got down with the last flight from Iceland. Stáltá is after Stáli frá Kjarri, who is evaluated with (Rid: 9,09 - Con: 8,26 - Tot: 8,76) and has honorprize for offsprings - and the mare Dröfn frá Staðarhúsum, who is evaluated with (Rid: 8,13 - Con: 7,34 - Tot: 7,81). FF is Galsi frá Sauðárkróki, who is evaluated with (Rid: 9,01 - Con: 7,87 - Tot: 8,44) and who also has honorprize for offsprings. Stáltá is confirmed pregnant with Álfarinn frá Syðri-Gegnishólum, who is evaluated with (Rid: 8,92 - Con: 8,24 - Tot: 8,65). Álfarinn is after Keilir frá Miðsitju, (Rid: 8,77 - Con: 8,42 - Tot: 8,63) who has honorprize for offsprings - and the top-mare Álfadís frá Selfossi (Rid: 8,66 - Con: 8,31 - Tot: 8,31), who has honorprize for offsprings.
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.