Beware of Imitations! – a genuine Icelandic horse must have a passport which shows its bloodlines can be traced back to horses in Iceland. Usually that passport will be from the IHSGB (or another national Icelandic horse society if the horse is not British-bred). All registered Icelandic horses are entered into WorldFengur, the international database of Icelandic horses (IHSGB members have free access to this database). If you are considering buying a horse or pony which has been advertised as an Icelandic and you are not sure of its breeding, please contact the IHSGB studbook for clarification.
Horses for Sale/Loan/Wanted
Parker from Blaenwaun
Parker (Brown, right) was born in 2012, up to date with vaccinations. Basics are that he is easy in every way (shoe, load, catch, traffic), sweet itch free, around 13.2hh (light built). He is a forward going horse, tons of energy (he would go all day if you asked him), very light in the mouth, good breaks, tolt machine. His trot is a work in progress. He appears to be 5 gaited, but he has good clear canter. He has been mostly ridden out, in the forest, on the roads (on his own and in traffic) and even visited the British Championships this year. He is a proper little Viking horse with a huge heart and lots of character. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Talented mare, sweet itch free, needs confident rider as she’s forward going. Just turned 7. Had one foal. She’s great in all respects, catching, farrier, goes out alone or in company, loads easily. She’s forward and sensitive, can jump/look at new things like any young horse. Super tolt, all gaits are attainable and show promise, 5th gear is available but needs further developing. Please don’t hesitate to email for more details on email@example.com.
AC Icelandic Horses
We have a selection of horses for sale – please contact us for further details / information at firstname.lastname@example.org
Beautiful silver dapple mare, 5 years old, approx. 13.3hh. Lightly backed last autumn and brought on gently, ridden by adults and children. “Effi” is as bombproof to ride as a young horse can be, good in traffic including tractors etc, very friendly and easy to catch (will follow you everywhere), good to box, shoe and clip. Happy to go out alone or in company, she is a natural tolter who can trot, but prefers to tolt. Walk and canter are great too, of course, and we think the 5th gear will be easy when she’s older. Nicely forward with good brakes, Effi is an old head on young shoulders. She is fairly sensitive to handle and doesn’t like flappy, loud people, but would no doubt get used to them if she had to! 😉 Lack of time due to exams forces this sad sale, and she will be much missed. No sweet itch shown, and never any other health problems, naturally raised in the herd so great in the field with other horses (and sheep, cats, chickens etc!). F Brefi, M Dogun. £4500 ono. West Wales. Email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Vina from Blaengwen GB2005234011
12yo grey mare. 5 gaited with easy tolt. Fun hacking horse. Good to catch, box, traffic and farrier (goes barefoot). £3200 ono. Inverness. Email email@example.com for more details.
Assorted 2016 yearlings for sale now to kind, knowledgeable homes only. All by Valentino vom Vindstaðir out of well-bred mares with excellent temperaments. All have full IHSGB passports and have had their flu and tetanus vaccinations. Colts and fillies, all regularly wormed and foot trimmed, and good to handle. Please contact Mic (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further details.
Gjuki from Ardechive GB2003102023
14 year old gelding. This lovely boy is reluctantly for sale – his lovely temperament makes him the golden retriever of the equine world. Big, bold and sensitive. I call him my Pocket Rocket! Forward going and fast! If you like speed then this is the boy for you. He is vaccinated, wormed and passport up to date. He goes barefoot. Easy to tolt and has a surprising range of speed in tolt. His smart walk makes him easy to get and keep fit. Currently going very well in a myler combination, light in the hand. Lives in a mixed herd including llamas and alpacas. Good to box, farrier, vet, catch and handle. Affectionate. No sweet itch. Gjuki is a great fun and comfortable ride but not for a novice. He would suit an experienced rider who likes and can handle a forward going/fast horse. He needs regular work and likes parties; would do well at endurance or trec with a confident rider. £3500 ono. Contact 07790268556 in West Dorset to view.
Venja fra Grund
9 year old 13.1 chestnut mare. Venja is 5 gaited with super tolt and pace. I imported her from Iceland 3 years ago with the hope of competing her in the future. Sadly we just haven’t clicked in the way I had hoped and I have come to the very hard decision to part with her. She will hack alone and in company, she is good in traffic and used to tractors and dogs, shoe, load and have rugs changed. She can be a little tricky to catch in the field but improves as she gets to know you. She is currently in Wales where she can be viewed. Venja needs a quiet, confident and understanding rider. She is a sharp and powerful little horse but bags of fun for the right rider. She has a lot to offer and will bring a lot of joy to the right person. Venja does suffer from sweetitch. This is a really difficult sale and I’ll be truly sorry to say goodbye but she deserves to be having fun. Reduced to sell at £4000. Please contact Cornelia on 07715567987 or Smari Slater on 07787336135.
GB2015164005 Bakkus from Aruwimi
Ljúfur from Etal Rhodes G2010112031
Ljúfur is a nice, fun gelding with great personality. 7 years old, black, happy to be ridden out, in the school, on his own and in company. Good with the farrier and most of what life throws at him! He’d make a good fun gelding for someone who wants to bring a young horse a long way! Plenty of tölt and forward thinking. For more information and video see http://www.acicelandichorses.co.uk/sales.html or contact email@example.com.
AN ASSORTMENT OF FANTASTIC ICELANDIC HORSES COMING UP AND FOR SALE!
Mostly by our precious now deceased Isak fra Efri-Brunavollum, sire the famous Markus fra Langholsparti, this group of young horses have the very best of temperaments, amazing high clear gaits and beautiful varied colours. They are making easy versatile riding horses to suit all types of riders. You can book your horse now and we will taper the training to suit your experience and requirements whether it be for competition, endurance, dressage or just a willing responsive pleasure horse. We care and we want a happy long relationship for you both and will help after sale for as long as you want. No sweet itch, healthily reared and trained with kindness. A horse for life. For more details call Jill on +44 (0) 7836 729988, www.phicelandics.co.uk or FB photos.