In the summer 2011 we got the stallion Akkur frá Vatnsleysu (then 3 years old) and bred him with mares from the old Hornafjörður bloodline. From that we got four foals (from Hornafjörður mothers). We liked the foals so much that we used Akkur for many years after this. The offsprings are mostly fivegaited. They have plenty of very supple tölt and are very good looking

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Akkur frá Vatnsleysu


Why Akkur frá Vatnsleysu?

The idea to use Akkur frá Vatnsleysu was born when we were looking into what stallions we could use for our Hornafjörður mares. There are not many stallions left from the bloodline, and we had to find someone that would fit to the line. 
We knew that Jón in Vatnsleysa had bought two pure bred Hornafjörður mares for his breeding with great success. They were Irpa frá Kyljuholti (1prize, inbred from Skuggi frá Bjarnanesi) and Blökk frá Kyljuholti (1st prize for riding abilities, including 9 for tölt, trot and pace).

Both those mares gave many "gæðingar" with Lýsingur frá Voðmúlastöðum, and his sons, specially Irpa. From her and Lýsingur came among others Bára frá Ásgeirsbrekku, who in 1974 was evaluated with 9 for trot and general impression and 9,5 for tölt (back then those numbers were very rare).

Bára had many offsprings in Vatnsleysa, including Alísa, one of the highest judged fourgaiters in Iceland. She received 8,60 for riding abilities, 9,5 for tölt, trot, general impression and 9 for gallop and willingness. Another daughter of Bára was Alísa, who is the mother of Glampi frá Vatnsleysu. 

Akkur is a son of Alísa (daughter of Bára) and Glampi (son of Albína, daughter of Bára).  So it is not far back to Bára on both sides of the pedigree.

When we started to look better into where Hornafjörður was bred with Lýsingur frá Voðmúlastöðum we could only find great horses (Máni frá Ketilsstöðum, Klerkur frá Bjarnanesi (he is a son of Glampi and his MF Stormur was an ancestor from Lýsingur and Hornafjörður) Boði frá Gerðum (Worldchampion in Fourgait, son of a daughter of Bára and Ófeigur frá Flugumýri, who has Hornafjörður blood) and many more. It seemed like this mix could not go wrong, but then it matters how you continue to breed those horses.

A recent example is Nökkvi frá Syðra-Skörðugili, who von the B-flokkur on the Landsmót 2016 in Hólar. He has a rather strong Hornafjörður bloodline (FMMF Ófeigur frá Hvanneyri, FMFMF Faxi frá Árnanesi, FMMFF Hrafn frá Árnanesi, FMFMM Skuggi frá Bjarnanesi, MMFFF Geysir frá Árnanesi, MMFMF Nökkvi frá Hólmi, MMMMF Nökkvi frá Hólmi) and his mother is a daughter of Glampi frá Vatnsleysu.

This is the reason why we wanted to try Akkur frá Vatnsleysu on our Hornafjörður mares. The connection is really strong and not far back. Then later we could breed the offsprings back to stronger Hornafjörður blood.

Due to an injury that happened when Akkur was a youngster he could not be trained enough to show him. But the genes are there and his siblings on both sides of the pedigree have proven that. 

You can see pictures of Akkurs offsprings further down in this article.

We are glad we made this experiment, because we got some very good horses from it. Now we will have to wait to see how they will breed further.

The mother of Lýsingur is a daughter of a 50% pure bred Hindisvíkstallion, and the father of Albína (Glampis mother) is a daughter of a 50% pure bred Hindisvík mare, so our other line is hiding here too :) 


Below you can see horses that we got out of this experiment. You can take a closer look by clicking on their names: 

 

Melkorka frá Miðfelli

Born in: 2012

M: Brúnstjarna frá Miðfelli

MFF: Hrafn frá Holtsmúla (8,56)

MMF: Ófeigur frá Hvanneyri (8,55)

Melkorka is a beautiful and powerful fivegaited mare. She is now one of our breedingmares.

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 melkorka31  melkorka31

 

Milla frá Miðfelli

Born in : 2012

M: Nn frá Miðfelli

MF: Tígur frá Álfhólum (8,13)

Milla showed all gaits with nice and soft movements. She was sold when she was 3 years old and left pregnant to Sweden.

milla7  milla12

 


 

Munda frá Miðfelli

Born in: 2012

M: Nn frá Miðfelli

MF: Tígur frá Álfhólum (8,13)

MMFF: Hrafn frá Holtsmúla (8,56)

MMMF: Ófeigur frá Hvanneyri (8,55)

Beautiful fivegaited mare with nice movements. She was sold when she was 6 years old.

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Kolviður frá Dynjanda

Born in: 2012

M: Kolbrá frá Miðfelli

MF: Flosi frá Brunnum (8,24)

MFF: Gustur frá Grund (8,28)

A gentle beautiful giant with big movements. Kolviður was sold to Germany as a luxury riding horse and has also been used for giving children riding lessons.

 staerdarmunur4        kolvidur13

 

 

Djörfung frá Hindisvík

Born in: 2015

M: Gargandi-Snilld frá Dynjanda

MF: Kolskeggur frá Oddhóli (8,39)

MFF: Gustur frá Grund (8,28)

MFFF: Flosi frá Brunnum (8,24)

MM: Muska frá Viðborðsseli

MMF: Kópur frá Mykjunesi (8,18)

MMFF: Flosi frá Brunnum (8,24)

MMMF: Ófeigur frá Hvanneyri (8,55)

 djorfung  djorfung

 

Hrefna frá Hindisvík

Born in: 2016

M: Bára frá Miðfelli

MF: Tígur frá Álfhólum (8,13)

MMF: Ófeigur frá Hvanneyri (8,55)

 Hrefna was a big and good looking youngster. She was sold when she was 3 years old and left pregnant to Germany.

 hrefna1  hrefna5

 

 

Herdís frá Hindisvík

Born in: 2019

M: Hæra frá Dynjanda

MMF: Flosi frá Brunnum

MMFF: Ófeigur frá Hvanneyri

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Nonni frá Hindisvík

Born in: 2019

M: Fimma frá Dynjanda

MMF: Gustur frá Grund

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Manni frá Hindisvík

Born in: 2019

M: Hanný frá Þúfu

MFF: Gustur frá Grund

MMF: Gustur frá Grund

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