What else is there to do in this stormy winter than to look forward to the summer and what comes with it. If all goes as planned we are expecting 11 foals next summer. Like usually the excitement has arrived way to early..
The foals are sired by three stallions: 8 are by Skálmar frá Nýjabæ (who was covering at our farm last summer), 2 are by Strákur frá Vatnsleysu and 1 is by Kvistur frá Skagaströnd.
Miðja was covered by Kvistur frá Skagaströnd, and there is a 50% possibility of the foal being a splashed white. Besides that we are expecting a real gæðingur with a long mane.
Miðja is a daughter of Strákur frá Vatnsleysu and a daughter of Orion frá Litla-Bergi. She has had one foal when she was younger (Leiftur), so this will be her second offspring.
The Moli frá Skriðu daughter, Stjarna frá Runnum was covered by Skálmar frá Nýjabæ. This is her first offspring and we are super excited about it. It will have a rather strong Hornafjörður-bloodline. We miss having Stjarna in training, she was such a fun ride. Hopefully she will pass on that quality to her offsprings.
Hanný frá Þúfu was covered by Skálmar frá Nýjabæ. This will be her second offspring. Hanný is inbred from Gustur frá Grund, and his father Flosi frá Brunnum. She has a strong Hornafjörður-Bloodline and high movements and temper.
Hanna was covered by Skálmar frá Nýjabæ and if we are very lucky we will get our first ever buckskin foal. That would only be a bonus ! and we are pretty sure that the offspring will be exceptionally beautiful like the parents. The foal will have a quite strong Hornafjörður pedigree.
Hæra was covered by Skálmar frá Nýjabæ. This will be her third offspring. She has had two beautiful foals sired by Akkur frá Vatnsleysu. Hæra is one of the most pure bred Hornafjörður mares in the world. She is from our breeding, like her father (Skuggi frá Dyjanda). Her mother is Kolbrá frá Miðfelli, a daughter of Flosi frá Brunnum and has the same mother as Dimma frá Miðfelli (mother of Díva frá Álfhólum, who got 10 for tölt).
Fimma was covered by Skálmar frá Nýjabæ. This will be her second foal + from the Hornafjörður bloodline. Fimma is like Hæra, a daughter of Skuggi frá Dynjanda and her mother is a daughter of Gustur frá Grund and a Flosi daughter. Fimma has the same mother as Hanný frá Þúfu and Þrándur frá Brunnum.
Edda was also covered by Skálmar frá Nýjabæ and this will be her first foal born into our breeding. Edda has a strong Hornafjörður bloodline. Her father is Byr frá Mykjunesi and her mother is pure bred from the old Árnanes line.
Gríma was again covered by Strákur frá Vatnsleysu. They have had 7 offsprings together and that mix has prooven to be a good one. This will though be their last, because Strákur has left the country. They are both splashed white, so the offspring will be too. We hope strongly that those two last Strákur offsprings will be mares, because we have so few strákur-daughters.
If all goes well this will be a very exciting summer for our breeding, and even more exciting in a few years when those youngsters can be trained. So hard to wait !