Hanný has a strong connection to the old Hornafjörður bloodline. She started to work as a horse trainer in Hornafjörður in 1987 and was a trainer there for 26 years, till 2013. Back then there was still a lot of horses from the old bloodline, so she got to know the bloodline very well and has been wanting horses like that ever since.

Horses from the old Hornafjörður-Breed are usually very friendly towards people and calm in the herd, but have big personalities and are independent characters. They are usually easy to break in if you handle them right and give them the time in the beginning of their training. Their forward willingness usually grows with their training and there is a quote that describes it pretty well. It was said about the stallion Blakkur frá Árnanesi “skap og fjör svo mikið, að ekki væri þörf á meiru fyrir kröfuharðan hestamann.”

Roughly translated: "so much willingness that even a demanding rider could not ask for more."

The tölt is usually the best of the gaits. They are also known for their almost supernatural endurance and speed range in their gaits.

Þorkell Bjarnason, former "horse-breeding-minister" of iceland, describes it very well in his quote:

“Enginn maður heldur út að ferðast svo lengi, án hvíldar, að hann nálgist það að vera til frásagnar þegar viljinn fjarar út í hornfirskum viljahesti.” (Jódynur 1990)

Roughly translated:"no man has the endurance to travel (riding) for so long, without resting, that he will experience the willingness fade in a Hornafjörður powerhorse"

We have been breeding Hornafjörður-horses for many years. We know the horses well and like their qualities.

It is also our belief that it will be good to have access to this bloodline later because the horses in Iceland are getting more and more related.

The main ancestors of our Hornafjörður breeding are; Ófeigur frá Hvanneyri, Flosi frá Brunnum and Gustur frá Grund.


 Stallions

In 2010 we started to think about 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. After careful consideration we made a breeding experiment in 2011, where we bred mares from the Hornafjörður bloodline with Akkur frá Vatnsleysu. This was a great match and we continued to do this for many years. You can read more about it here. Including why we chose Akkur.

Now we have chosen to use Nökkvi frá Syðra-Skörðugili for our Hornafjörður mares. His pedigree combines strong Hornafjörður lines.


 

Our Hornafjörður gene pool


Mares


Gargandi-Snilld frá Dynjanda

FF: Gustur frá Grund.
MFF: Flosi frá Brunnum.
MMF: Ófeigur frá Hvanneyri.

Gargandi Snilld is a high spirited fivegaited mare. She is bred by us and is a daughter of Muska frá Viðborðsseli who was a very good 5-gaited mare. Gargandi's father is Kolskeggur frá Oddhóli, a well known stallion. He is a son of Gustur frá Grund and was for many years one of the best A-flokkur horses in Iceland.

Gargandi's mother, Muska, has a strong Hornafjörður bloodline. Her father is Kópur frá Mykjunesi, a son of Flosi frá Brunnum and her mother, Raun frá Flatey, was a sister of Skór and Fífill frá Flatey and her father was Ófeigur frá Hvanneyri.

hornfirsku garg muskaGargandi left and her mother Muska to the right


Fimma frá Dynjanda

FF: Tígur frá Álfhólum.
FMFF: Flosi frá Brunnum.
FMFM: Hrefna frá Höfn.
FMMF: Ófeigur frá Hvanneyri.
MF: Gustur frá Grund.
MMF: Flosi frá Brunnum. 

Fimma is a fun fivegaited mare, sired by Skuggi frá Dynjanda and her dam is Bylgja frá Lambleiksstöðum.

Fimma has a very strong Hornafjörður bloodline. Her father, Skuggi, is a son of Tígur frá Álfhólum and his mother is from the old Hornafjörður bloodline who includes Ófeigur frá Hvanneyri, Flosi frá Brunnum and Hrefna frá Höfn.

Fimma's mother, Bylgja, was a daughter of siblings; Gustur frá Grund and a daughter of Flosi frá Brunnum.

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Fimma frá Dynjanda


 

Hæra frá Dynjanda

F: Skuggi frá Dynjanda
FF: Tígur frá Álfhólum.

FMFF: Flosi frá Brunnum.
FMFM: Hrefna frá Höfn.
FMMF: Ófeigur frá Hvanneyri.
MF: Flosi frá Brunnum.
MMF: Flosi frá Brunnum.

Hæra is without a doubt one of the (if not THE) most pure bred alive Hornafjörður horse. She has Nökkvi frá Hólmi about 40 times in her pedigree. Also worth mentioning is that Kolbrá, Hæra's mother, is a sister of Dimma frá Miðfelli, who has given great offsprings, including Díva (10 for tölt, total: 8,33) and Dimmir frá Álfhólum (total: 8,29). Kolbrá was sired by Flosi frá Brunnum.

Hæra is a very willing fourgaiter and is now in breeding.

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Hæra frá Dynjanda, with Nökkvi frá Hólmi about 40 times in her pedigree


Edda frá Hlemmiskeiði I
F: Byr frá Mykjunesi
M: Apríl frá Árnanesi (pure bred from the old breed in Árnanes)
FMF: Skór frá Flatey
FMMF: Ófeigur frá Hvanneyri

Edda is a breeding mare with a strong Hornafjörður-Bloodline. Her mother is pure bred from the old Árananes line. Her father is Byr frá Mykjunesi, who has Skór frá Flatey as FMF and Ófeigur frá Hvanneyri as FMMF.

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Edda frá Hlemmiskeiði I


Stjarna frá Runnum

F: Moli frá Skriðu
FFMMM: Irpa frá Kyljuholti
MFF: Fífill frá Flatey
MFMF: Ófeigur frá Hvanneyri (8,55)

Stjarna is a daughter of Moli frá Skriðu, who is a son of Glampi frá Vatnsleysu. Stjarna has a rather strong Hornafjörður bloodline in her mothers pedigree. She has Fífill frá Flatey as her MFF, Ófeigur frá Hvanneyri as her MFMF and further back you can find Nökkvi frá Hólmi several times.

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Stjarna frá Runnum


Melkorka frá Miðfelli, born 2012

F: Akkur frá Vatnsleysu
MFF: Ófeigur frá Hvanneyri (8,55)

Goodlooking fivegaiter with much forward willingness. Melkorka is from the first year of Akkur x Hornafjörður offsprings
(you can read more about that mix here).

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Melkorka frá Miðfelli


 Djörfung frá Hindisvík, born 2015

F: Akkur frá Vatnsleysu
M: Gargandi-Snilld frá Dynjanda


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Djörfung frá Hindisvík


 

Mön frá Hindisvík, born 2017

F: Nökkvi frá Syðra-Skörðugili (8,48)
M: Gargandi-Snilld frá Dynjanda 
MM: Muska frá Viðborðsseli 1

Mön is a daughter of Gargandi-Snilld and the landsmót winner Nökkvi frá Syðra-Skörðugili. If you take a look at Nökkvis pedigree you can find rather much Hornafjörður blood. He is also a son of a Glampi-daughter, so it is not far back to Bára frá Ásgeirsbrekku (Hornafjörður x Lýsingur).

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Mön frá Hindisvík


 

Youngsters

 

Herdís frá Hindisvík, born 2019

F: Akkur frá Vatnsleysu
M: Hæra frá Dynjanda

Herdís is a very funny charakter and seems to be a typical Hornafjörður horse in many ways.

herdisHerdís with her mother, Hæra


Hera frá Hindisvík, born 2019

F: Nökkvi frá Syðra-Skörðugili (8,48)
M: Gargandi-Snilld frá Dynjanda
MM: Muska frá Viðborðsseli 1

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Hera frá Hindisvík 


 Sunna frá Hindisvík, born 2020

F: Skálmar frá Nýjabæ (8,64)
M: Stjarna frá Runnum 

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Sunna frá Hindisvík 


Stika frá Hindisvík, fædd 2020

F: Skálmar frá Nýjabæ (8,64)
M: Hanný frá Þúfu

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Stika frá Hindisvík 


Irpa frá Hindisvík, born 2020

F: Skálmar frá Nýjabæ (8,64)
M: Edda frá Hlemmiskeiði 1

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Irpa frá Hindisvík 


Fjalar frá Hindisvík, born 2021

F: Skálmar frá Nýjabæ (8,64)
M: Gargandi-Snilld frá Dynjanda

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Fjalar frá Hindisvík 


Funi frá Hindisvík, born 2021

F: Skálmar frá Nýjabæ (8,64)
M: Alvör frá Vatnsleysu
MMM: Bára frá ´Ásgeirsbrekku (8,12)
MMMM: Irpa frá Kyljuholti (8,13)

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Funi frá Hindisvík 


 
Expected 2022..

If all goes well, we are expecting the following foals with Hornafjörður pedigree: 

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Nökkvi frá Syðra-Skörðugili   x   Alvör frá Vatnsleysu

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Nökkvi frá Syðra-Skörðugili   x   Auðbjörg frá Vatnsleysu

nokkvi-eddaNökkvi frá Syðra-Skörðugili   x   Edda frá Hlemmiskeiði 1

nokkvi-fimmaNökkvi frá Syðra-Skörðugili   x   Fimma frá Dynjanda

nokkvi-haeraNökkvi frá Syðra-Skörðugili   x   Hæra frá Dynjanda

nokkvi-melkorkaNökkvi frá Syðra-Skörðugili   x   Melkorka frá Miðfelli

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Nökkvi frá Syðra-Skörðugili   x   Stjarna frá Runnum