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
Four gaited mare, tall, strong and beautiful. Dúna is 17 years young but very fit and healthy. She has only been very lightly ridden for the last couple of years and is rather wasted so she is looking for a new owner who will give her something to do. She has good strong trot but her tolt is much harder to find unless you are experienced with Icelandics. Her walk and canter are great, and she really enjoys (and is good at) jumping. She is good to box, catch, shoe etc, 100% in traffic and not at all spooky, but she is a strong, willing mare so not suitable for nervous or novice riders. She is very friendly and loves attention, and is good in the field with any other horses. She is sweet itch free, and lives on fresh air. FEIF Judged for conformation only with 7.86, BLUP 104, and she has had a foal, though she did not take last year. She would be wonderful for a confident teenager for Pony Club, for any experienced adult rider for Trec or endurance, or just generally for hacking and having fun. £2000. Currently in West Wales. Contact email@example.com
Kaspar from Witchampton
Four gaited gelding for sale. Kaspar from Witchampton is 6 years old and approx. 138cm. He has a nice and calm walk, a good trot and a clear three beated canter and is able to be ridden in form in all gaits. We tried first bits of tolt last year and more recently started training him further in tolt but he has already developed a clear beated tolt in form in a slow to medium speed. We are confident that with more strength he will be able to become faster in tolt. Kaspar knows basic dressage and is reacting well to the aids. He is a well behaved horse and our school master in lunging but also loves his cuddles. He is full brother to our First prize mare Svala.
Kaspar has been ridden in the school, on the track and outside (alone and in groups). He left the farm the first time this month to test him in other surroundings and exceeded our expectations with scoring up to 5 in each gait in the Group Four Gait at the Oakfield spring show. We are confident that he’s capable of getting higher marks in the future, he’ll just need more strength and routine and we are very interested to see how he will develop – sadly you just can’t keep them all!
Due to him being a younger horse, who will still need more training and to develop the strength further we’d wish for a rider who already is a bit experienced but if you’re interested in him please get in touch and we’ll gladly provide further information! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pentland Hills Icelandics has several young horses back into training after a winter off and they will soon be for sale to the right homes. A ‘real’ winter which had Paula and I often struggling through massive snowdrifts (at times the tractor gave up and got stuck) just feeding cattle, sheep and horses. Prakkari, Osi, Pudra and others will be up for sale.
We have also started breeding Icelandic horses again after a break of a few years. Last year we used two young well bred stallions from Denmark and our favourite mares with great temperaments, good height, clear supple gaits, and interesting colours. There are five foals due this month of May/June so do get in touch if you are interested in coming to see them and perhaps putting your name on one early on. We aim as we have always done in the past to produce well balanced, interesting riding horses which are pleasing to the eye, are of a good size, are easily and clearly gaited for smoothness for the rider and are bold, willing and co-operative.
Windy Gowl Farm has 170 acres of rough ground which we think gives our youngsters the best stress free start and this shows in their honest, healthy and intelligent attitude to life later on when ridden. They grow and play in a very natural environment until training starts at around 5 years or only when they are mature enough to understand. Training is kept light and fun both in the arena and out in the hills and the emphasis is on enjoyment for both rider and horse when they move on to new homes.
Please do get in touch if you find yourself in our neck of the woods. There are lots of folk here with their own Icelandics ready for a good old natter (about 30 liveries) and for you to admire their horses, and we would be delighted to show you the breeding herd on the other part of the farm. None of us are particularly competition minded here and most are content riding about the hills, having picnics and longer rides over all sorts of exciting and differing terrain, doing the odd fun event in the arena and generally socialising.
Contact Jill Noble, Pentland Hills Icelandics, Windy Gowl Farm, Carlops EH269NL. Mobile is 07836 729988 and email is 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
GB2015164005 Bakkus from Aruwimi
Tall bay colt, born 2015. No markings with very long legs and already lots of mane. Bakkus shows all 5 gaits with wide movement, but prefers tolt. His sire is Dropi out of Bubba, and he has a Blup of 105. He will be a tall and handsome boy one day with a very good character since he is already good to handle, he leads and loads easily with a horse in front of him, is good with the farrier and has a very sweet personality and is curious and playful. He is growing up in our herd with other colts and geldings of all ages. 5 star home only, ideally with Icelandic’s for company, or he can stay here in Surrey at livery until he is older. Delivery can be arranged at cost. Contact email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.