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
Kria from Witchampton
After a lot of thought, we have decided to offer Kria as a companion horse. We would love her to go to a 5* home, maybe an existing Icelandic horse owner or someone within the society. She has been started, ridden alone and in company but we are unable to sell her on as a riding horse. She is friendly to handle, confident on the ground, likes people, easy to catch, good manners etc. but when ridden she can be very jumpy. We would love her to have a chance to work with a person, doing something from the ground such as ‘handy horse’, or in hand showing but we just get the feeling that she may not get used to being ridden. Those who know us will know that we are 100% genuine and that the horse is otherwise healthy and well. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
For sale on behalf of owner: 10 year old chestnut gelding. Finnugur is 13.2 hh, very sweet natured, well schooled and with beautiful stable manners. He is 4 gaited and is a fun, responsive ride. Happy to go out on his own or with others. Would best suit kindly rider with experience of Icelandics. POA. Contact Kirsty and Frank, email@example.com.
Flugnir from Solva
Rising 5 end of May 2017. A charming, polite & stunning gelding. Good solid legs & well built standing 13’2-13,3hh. Flugnir was reared in a herd on the commons in Solva and is an extremely good doer. He lives on fresh air. He is a good with farrier to trim and loads & travels calmly. He has been out on the roads, over bridges, woods, open spaces and past other horses, cattle etc. in-hand & led from a second horse. He has had tack on and basic groundwork. Use to seeing lots of farm machinery & lives on a very busy main road. Flugnir was started with groundwork last year and then turned away until now. He was always happy to go out on his own although equally a very sociable horse in a herd. He is now ready to start his education. He is very smart and quick to learn. Flugnir Tolts and Paces mainly but has a nice walk and gallop. When he shows Trot in the field it is big and strong. He has only recently started to grow into it & with correct training, looks promising. Flugnir would suit Happy hacker/ endurance/ ridden home. Flugnir is a little shy when meeting new people but mainly due to lack of handling by anyone other than me! I really want to find a fab home where my boy will be happy & be enjoyed. Looking for someone to start his ridden education. Change of circumstances forces this incredibly sad sale. Would consider offers to a fab home. Located in Berkshire. Contact Linda frith on firstname.lastname@example.org or Facebook Linnie Frith.
Fjola from Solva GB2013234008
3yrs old. Born 16/08/13. She currently stands approximately 13.1 and should make 13’3hh. Fjola is stunning to look at, nicely put together but still some filling out to do & currently bum high. She is a finer build of Icelandic but strong. She shows nice paces. Walk, Tolt, Trot, & gallop in the field. She is a confident mare who adores cuddles and human contact. Fjola is good for the farrier for foot trimming & easy to catch. She will happily have rugs & fly masks on, has done some agility obstacles , walked over tarp. Recently had a saddle on and walked out . Fjola grew up in a herd on the commons in Wales & been in mixed herds without issue. Now lives by very busy main road so has seen a lot of traffic. Change of circumstances forces sad sale. Located in Berkshire UK. Contact Linda Frith on email email@example.com or Facebook Linnie Frith.
Assorted 2016 weaned foals 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 first two flu and tetanus vaccinations. Colts and fillies, all regularly wormed and foot trimmed, and ok to handle. Please contact Mic (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further details.
Hilda frá Efri-Rauðalæk IS2008264495
Rising 9 year old, nicely proportioned five gaited mare, that carries her rider well. Bags of tolt, but also ground gaits as well as a good pace should you want to use it! She is quite willing, sensitive to weight and seat aids and nicely sensitive to the leg, happy, brave and could tolt all day! Blup 107 with good breeding – Will make a really fun riding horse or maybe even a pace event horse! For more information, see www.connegarfarm.co.uk or contact email@example.com.
Black pinto mare for sale. Currently training under saddle and very easy nature. Easy to handle and has been good to shoe, take out and about, box etc. We are open to sensible offers for this nice mare. Contact Kirsty and Frank, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gjuki from Ardechive GB2003102023
13 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.
5 year old bay gelding for sale on behalf of owner. He has been started under saddle this year. Responding well to most aspects of basic training, schooling and riding out. Needs a confident rider to now take him further, build a relationship with him and continue his training. Easy to box, shoe and has been ridden out in traffic, he is also a very good hand horse. Like most young horses, he needs confidence from his rider and more time given to him to develop further. He shows 4 clean gaits. A great project for someone with time to give to him. For more details or to arrange to visit, please contact: Kirsty and Frank, email@example.com.
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. 6 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Maistjarna from Solva GB2010234015
Currently in training, backed quietly last year and going very nicely. Maistjarna is a strong bay mare (with a tiny star), out of our homebred mare Lyfting (Drifandi x Isafold) by Klerkur fra Kirkjulandi (Bob). She’s around 14hh and a good weight carrier, with solid build and correct conformation. She has lovely clearly-separated gaits and only on her second time out under a rider offered tolt. Fantastic ridden out in company, will go anywhere and do whatever’s asked of her, as bombproof as a young horse can be, happy at any speed. On her own she lacks confidence when ridden at the moment, so that’s something we’re working on. She doesn’t do anything horrid, just stops! She is great in traffic, and very good to shoe/load etc. She’s a sensible, friendly girl who will be great for a family, with some really good potential for competition if that’s your thing. Maistjarna comes from some good interesting bloodlines, with Boði frá Gerðum and Vídalín frá Saúðarkróki on her mum´s side, and Hrafn frá Holtsmúla her great grandfather. Her father has 8.28 for conformation. She’s been naturally reared in the herd and has done lots as a hand horse including the beach and the main road where nothing has fazed her. No sweet itch or any other health problems. Full IHSGB passport. Delivery from Pembrokeshire could be arranged at cost. Contact email@example.com or see www.solva-icelandics.co.uk for more details.
Miska from Birdsmoorgate GB2009269020
Extremely pretty black, 8 yr old mare. Easy to catch, friendly and respectful. Going really nicely. She has been ridden out a lot, alone and in company and has proved to be very good with traffic etc. Miska is brave, genuine and confident, forward going but sensible. Walk, trot, tolt and canter are all there and she really listens to her rider’s requests. Can be stabled and ties up sensibly and can be left alone for a while without fussing. Good t o load and with farrier. currently living in Pembrokeshire, transport can be arranged at cost. Initially please contact Jane Stone either on Facebook or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 07955 075199 Price: £3,750
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.